Final Program Out for Broad-Ranging Clean Transportation Conference
The final program is now available for Montreux Energy’s FutureDrive 2014 Transportation Roundtable, to be held June 25-27 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
The gathering features a broad array of speakers representing the gaseous fuels (including hydrogen) and electric drive sides of the clean transportation industry, as well as a diverse list of developers, environmental scientists, government officials and energy suppliers and users, OEM representatives and fleet operators – among them Erik Neandross, CEO of Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
Qualcomm, which is commercializing “Halo” wireless electric vehicle charging technology is the lead sponsor.
Besides GNA’s Neandross, confirmed FutureDrive speakers include
- Denver Mayor Michael Hancock;
- Dr. James Hurrell, director, National Center for Atmospheric Research;
- Erik Terjesen, director, technology licensing, Qualcomm Halo;
- Lars Menge, general manager for product strategy, Volkswagen of America;
- Dennis Anderson, senior manager of logistics engineering, Kroger/King Soopers;
- Richard Adams, manager of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at NREL, DoE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado;
- Ronald Grasman, general manager for fuel cell operations, Mercedes-Benz R&D USA;
- Robert Tschupp, VP and general manager, Colorado Mountain Express/Vail Resorts;
- Dr. Michael Gallagher, senior adviser; former president, COO & director, Westport Innovations (and the just-named chairman of NGV Global, the world natural gas vehicles association);
- Harrison Clay, president, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels;
- Sven Hackmann, director, Veremonte;
- Micheal Austin, VP, BYD Motors;
- Steve Barwick, city manager, City of Aspen
- Mike Scarpati, E-Mobility industry manager, BASF;
- Norman Vickers, entrepreneur in residence, Infield Capital;
- Jim Stanley, VP & general manager, Blink Car Charging Network;
- Brett Hauser, president, Greenlots;
- Chris Gearhart, director of the Transportation & Hydrogen Systems Center at NREL;
- Jerry Johnson, western regional manager, Cummins Westport;
- Tyler Svitak, Clean Cities manager, American Lung Association of Colorado;
- Tom Pacheco, senior fleet coordinator, Encana Oil & Gas USA;
- Aaron Harris, technical director, hydrogen energy systems, Air Liquide Americas;
- Michael Koonce, CEO, IGX Group – H2 Fueling Services;
- Cindy Bosco, environmental scientist, City & County of Denver;
- Eric Van Orden, strategic leader in energy innovation, Xcel Energy;
- Tony Markel, senior engineer, electric vehicle grid integration, NREL;
- Daryl Wilson, president and CEO, Hydrogenics;
- Christine Shapard, Executive Director, Colorado Cleantech Industry Association;
- Dr. Martha Symko-Davies, partnerships director, energy systems integration, NREL; and
- Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Automotive Dealers Association.
Key FutureDrive 2014 topics include
- The Power of Cities and the Future of Clean Mobility: Investing in Systems, Networks, & Fueling Infrastructure;
- Climate & Air Quality as Drivers for Change: Emissions Reduction Throughout the Auto Supply Chain;
- Electrification of Drivetrains: Electric Vehicles & Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles;
- Optimizing Our North American Energy Resources: Natural Gas, Cleaner Fuels, Renewables, & Grid Storage; and
- Engaging Customers: Choice & Expectations for Cost, Safety, Quality, Range, and Performance.
The FutureDrive 2014 theme is Leadership in Clean Energy & Climate: New Directions in Policy & Infrastructure Investment.
Registration is $495 through June 13.
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Source: Montreux Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up