‘Sends a Significant Signal’ on Natural Gas for High Horsepower Use
Caterpillar, the global manufacturer of construction and mining equipment and diesel and natural gas engines, has officially signed on as presenting sponsor of the HHP Summit 2012 conference – Natural Gas for High Horsepower Applications, reports organizer Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
HHP Summit 2012 takes place at the Hotel InterContinental in Houston, Texas, September 26–28. It is North America’s leading conference focused on the growing momentum for the use of natural gas as a diesel fuel substitute in a number such off-road high horsepower applications as locomotives, ships, oil and gas exploration and production operations, mine haul, and construction.
“As a world leader in natural gas engine and equipment technologies, having Caterpillar as a presenting sponsor is strong validation of the timing for the HHP Summit,” GNA CEO Erik Neandross said in a release. Caterpillar’s HHP Summit participation, he said, “sends a significant signal regarding the potential benefits of using domestically abundant, low cost and clean burning natural gas fuel.”
“Caterpillar is a leader in innovation across many of the industry segments that will be represented at the HHP Summit and we are proud to have them join our growing list of sponsors and exhibitors,” Neandross said.
Industry leaders and end-users from around the globe will gather in Houston to showcase existing case studies where natural gas solutions are being implemented throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The HHP Summit will highlight the imminent growth in this market that is expected given the tremendous economic and environmental advantages provided via the use of natural gas in these high fuel consuming operations.
End-users from across these multiple segments will learn about the latest developments on natural gas engine technologies for these various applications, fuel supply and fueling infrastructure considerations, and policy, regulatory and funding updates. The conference program will include plenary and breakout sessions, offsite tours, training sessions, a trade show, and exceptional networking opportunities over the course of three days.
“Now that the engine technologies are becoming more widely available to allow for a transition to lower cost and cleaner burning natural gas, the HHP Summit will further advance the discussion by examining how LNG production plants can serve multiple HHP applications in a region and thus help to accelerate multiple markets simultaneously,” Neandross said.
Other leading sponsors of HHP Summit 2012 include Encana Natural Gas and Pivotal LNG.
GNA, VP Anne Hellwig, 310-573-8558 or toll-free 888-993-0302; [email protected]
Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates HHP Summit release