Record attendance at Diesel Emissions Conference & DEF Forum USA
The 6th Diesel Emissions Conference & DEF Forum USA welcomed over 300 attendees from across the North American and global diesel emissions supply chain.
The conference and forum provided an unrivalled platform to examine profitable and fuel efficient emissions reduction in North America and addressed current and future emissions legislation and optimum advanced technologies for on-highway, off-highway, light-duty vehicles and passenger cars, marine vessels and the growth opportunities for the Diesel Exhaust Fluid market.
2014 dates announced
Diesel Emissions Conference & Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum USA 2014 will take place on the Ocotber 28 – 30, 2014 in Chicago.
Tickets can be booked at an exclusive early booking rate – saving up to $800.
2013 post-conference report
Day 1 – Tuesday, October 22
The first day of the conference addressed heavy-duty commercial vehicles and opened with an update on Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Economy standards and heard from Matt Spears, Assessment & Standards Division of the EPA who gave a detailed insight in to the time frame for Phase II implementation and the potential initiatives for Phase III.
This was followed by a presentation from PACCAR who examined the achievements of the standards and also heard from Cummins who gave a detailed presentation on the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck program.
The remainder of the first morning was given over to the proposed lower NOx engine standards, and the conference heard from Kim A. Heroy-Rogalski, Mobile Source Control Division at CARB who outlined California’s need for NOx reduction. The conference addressed strategies to meet the proposed lower NOx standards and heard from Charles Roberts, Institute Engineer at Southwest Research Institute who reported the challenges and potential technology solutions.
The afternoon sessions examined advanced technology solutions to further increase emissions reduction, including optimum CO2 reduction, the benefits of simulation supporting the development of aftertreatment systems and on-board diagnostics and quality sensors. The day closed with a panel discussion examining the challenges of on-board diagnostics for heavy-duty trucks and the action that needs to be taken deliver the required results.
Day 2 – Wednesday, October 23
The second day of the conference was split into dedicated streams covering off-highway vehicles, natural gas vehicles and light-duty vehicles and passenger cars. The off-highway vehicle stream began by investigating NRMM emission reduction legislation and strategies for OEMs to meet Tier 4 standards. The stream hosted a panel of leading global OEMs who debated the necessity for further regulation and the future emissions reduction limits. The afternoon sessions addressed advanced technology options for off-highway vehicles including diesel particulate filters (DPF), urea quality sensors and SCR requirements.
The natural gas stream examined the developments and opportunities in the natural gas vehicle market. Frank Bio, Director of Sales Development, Specialty Vehicle & Alternate Fuels at Volvo Trucks delivered a presentation on the potential development of DME vehicles and the future demand for natural gas vehicles. This was followed by a report into the increased investment into fuelling stations and future plans for further development of the natural gas infrastructure.
The light-duty vehicles and passenger car stream began with with an analysis of legislative requirements for diesel passenger cars, including NOx and PM limits and standards for GHGs and fuel economy. The following presentation analysed the optimum emissions reduction technologies to achieve reduced criteria pollutants and future options for emissions reduction achievements.
Day 3 – Thursday, October 24
The final day of conference hosted the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum and marine vessels stream. The Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum opened with update an update on the North American DEF market including the demand drivers and the outlook for future potential growth. The issue of protecting DEF brand and product integrity was addressed by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the action they are taking to protect DEF quality.
The afternoon began with a look at DEF distribution and supply modes, with a case study from Jennifer Sockel, Senior Vice President of Administration at Penske Truck Leasing Co who highlighted the importance of the industry in meeting the customers’ DEF storage and distribution needs. The session ended with a panel discussion into the evolution of distribution and supply and examined how the market has moved to more bulk format distribution over the last twelve months.
The marine stream explored the developments on the IMO and EPA NOx emissions reduction standards and Emissions Control Areas (ECA). The opening presentation was followed by a panel discussion which debated and examined the impact of the recent proposal to delay NOx standards for new vessels until 2021. The afternoon presentations discussed the latest optimum emissions reduction technology for the marine sector. Phil Wasinger, Director ‐ Government Relations & Business Development at MAN Diesel & Turbo North America Inc. addressed the development and practical experience with SCR and EGR NOx, PM and CO2 reduction technologies.
The final sessions of the day, brought together both the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Forum and marine stream to discuss urea supply and availability in the marine sector. The opening presentations investigated the demand for AUS40 in the maritime sector and the need to establish an ISO standard for maritime grade urea. The day closed with a panel debate analysing the opportunities for the urea market in the marine sector
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 www.jpmorganclimatecare.com