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Diesel Emissions Conference & ARLA 32 Forum Brazil 2013

The 3rd Diesel Emissions Conference & ARLA 32 Forum Brazil brought together over 200 senior executives from across the diesel emissions supply chain to discuss the latest emissions reductions legislation and technologies, and effective diesel emissions reduction strategies for the on-road, non-road and ARLA 32 markets.

2014 dates announced

Diesel Emissions Conference & ARLA 32 Forum Brazil 2014 will take place on the 13 – 15 May 2014 in Sao Paulo.

Tickets can be booked at an exclusive early booking rate – saving up to US$900.

Purchase papers

The papers presented at the conference are also available to purchase along with access to the online networking platform, allowing access to the attendees, for a fraction of the ticket price.

2013 post-conference report

If you missed the event, a report summarising the conference is available to download upon completing a short survey here

Conference summary

Day 1 – Tuesday 14 May

The first day of the conference focused on the actual implementation of PROCONVE P7 and its impact on improving air quality and reducing emissions.

The conference hosted a panel of leading vehicle and engine manufacturers who examined the impact of Brazil’s PROCONVE P7 diesel emissions legislation.

Discover the opinions of Mercedes Benz do Brasil, MAN Latin America, International MWM, Iveco Latin America and Scania Latin America on the implementation of PROCONVE P7.

For more information complete our short survey and receive the post-conference report here

The conference went on to discuss the plans for future emissions legislation in Brazil and heard from Ségio Fontes, Senior Business Consultant at Petrobras of the progress in improving diesel fuel quality and supply.

The afternoon sessions examined the research and development that has taken place into the use alternative fuels including biofuels and ethanol.  The first day concluded with presentations from leading emissions control technology providers who showcased the latest in advanced diesel emissions reduction technologies.

Day 2 – Wednesday 15 May

Day two of the conference opened with an overview of the strategic schemes to achieve better air quality in Brazil.

The morning session included a presentation from Cummins Brazil who announced that the fleet renewal programme for the commercial vehicle sector will be released at the end of the year.

The conference proceeded to examine developments in improving fuel economy in Brazil and the importance of establishing regulations for fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

After lunch, presentations investigated the upcoming emissions standards for non-road vehicles and equipment.  The first stage of legislation will be phased in from 2017/19 and leading global vehicle and engine manufacturers outlined strategies to comply with PROCONVE MAR1.

Day 3 – Thursday 16 May

The third day of the conference was dedicated to the ARLA 32 market and analysed the status of the industry, and the market drivers and challenges, since the implementation of PROCONVE P7.

BR Petrobras outlined the logistical challenges of developing a sustainable nationwide supply infrastructure and emphasised the importance of collaboration between suppliers and retailers in achieving this aim. The conference addressed the optimum quality control methods and monitoring strategies for ARLA 32 and heard from INMETRO who outlined the plans for improved certification and monitoring.

To receive a copy of the post-conference, which includes a detailed overview of the conference presentations, complete our short survey.  The survey takes no longer than five minutes to complete.


Speakers included:
Rui de Abrantes
Manager – Laboratory and Vehicle Emissions
National Land Transport Agency
Carlos Fernando do Nascimento
Ministry of Science and Technology
Rafael S. Menezes
Coordinator of energy development, SETEC
Frederico Kremer
Product Development Manager
Cummins do Brasil
Luis Chain Faraj
Marketing and Sales Director
Mercedes Benz do Brazil
Gilberto Leal
Senior Manager
John Deere Brasil
Daniel W. Zacher
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
MAN Latin America
Rodrigo Chaves
Director of Engineering
CNH Latin America
Alessandro da Silva
Product Safety and Homologation Latin America
Victor Gomes Simão
Technology Researcher

We are pleased to announce Wema as the environmental sponsor at this year’s event.

Climate change is the most pressing global issue facing us all, with potential for significant community, biodiversity and environmental consequences across the world. To take responsibility for our impact on the climate, Integer in partnership with Wema are offsetting the carbon emissions from our events through ClimateCare.

ClimateCare is an organisation that reduces global greenhouse gas emissions on behalf of companies and individuals. These reductions are made through a range of projects around the world that not only make real reductions in carbon emissions, but also make a difference to people’s lives.

To find out more about ClimateCare and emission reduction projects, visit