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FutureDrive 2014 in Denver June 25-27

June 7, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.

FutureDrive2014The 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.

‘New Directions’

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

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