2013 Post-Conference Report
If you missed the event, a report summarising the conference is available to download here
Day 1 – Tuesday 18 June
The first day of the conference examined the diesel emission reduction challenges for the commercial vehicle sector. The day began with a detailed insight from the European Commission into their proposed Directive to meet a 60% target reduction in CO2 emissions in the transport sector by 2050 by investing in an improved infrastructure for alternative fuels. Read more here
The conference hosted a panel of leading vehicle and engine manufacturers who examined the impact of CO2 and fuel efficiency policies for commercial vehicles.
The afternoon opened with sessions addressing advanced emissions reduction and vehicle fuel efficiency technologies including SCR, lubricants for fuel efficiency and catalysts.
The final sessions of day one, investigated the developments in alternative fuels. Volvo addressed the conference offering an OEM perspective into alternative fuels for commercial vehicles which was followed by an overview from the Natural Bio Gas Vehicle Association in natural gas engine technologies. The conference closed with a panel discussion examining the opportunities and challenges in the European natural gas market. Read more here
Day 2 – Wednesday 19 June
Day two opened with dedicated sessions addressing non-road mobile machinery legislation and heard from the European Commission into the review of the NRMM directive and the elements that could be introduced including a widening of the range of regulated engines. Read more here. Attendees examined the issue of future emissions testing for non-road vehicles and the lessons learned from PEMS testing.
The non-road sessions continued with a detailed analysis of advanced emissions reduction technologies and the progress in developing natural gas engines for a wide range of non-road applications.
During the afternoon, and running alongside the non-road presentations, the conference hosted a track examining emissions reduction for passenger cars. The track provided a detailed insight into the challenges of Euro 6 and developments in Real Driving Emissions (RDE) for light-duty vehicles. This was followed with discussions into the opportunities for light-duty diesel vehicles in the global market and a look at the available technology solutions to meet Euro 6.
Day 3 – Thursday 20 June
The final day of conference consisted of two streams, AdBlue and marine vessels. The AdBlue track opened with a comprehensive overview and forecasts of future growth for European and global AdBlue markets. Presentations also focused on the progress in the development of an AdBlue infrastructure for passenger cars and the subsequent impact on the AdBlue demand.
The marine stream began with an update on marine emissions regulation and included a presentation from the IMO who addressed the issue of controlling NOx emissions from international shipping and delivered an update on the implementation of Tier III regulation.
This was followed by a thorough examination of the optimum technology solutions to meet IMO requirements including a presentation from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering who outlined their achievements in NOx reduction.
The final sessions of the day brought together the AdBlue and marine streams to address SCR implementation for the marine sector and the availability of ISO standard maritime grade urea.