The GasHighWay route to 2050-Final Seminar of the GasHighWay Project-1st March 2012, Diamant Centre, Brussels
More than 110 participants have attended to the Final Seminar of the GasHighWay European project. This project has been in progress since 2009 with the aim of promoting the uptake of gaseous vehicle fuels, namely compressed natural gas (CNG), as well as the production and upgrading of biogas and using biomethane as vehicle fuel. The objective of the project was to promote the realisation of a network of filling stations for biomethane and natural gas reaching from the north, Finland and Sweden, to the south, Italy, in other words: the GasHighWay.
Interesting contributions from DG MOVE, DG Ener, Cabinet Kallas, EESC and companies such Gasum, Westport Innovations, Fiat, MAN... have presented their latest developments within the NGV industry.
FINAL AGENDA- Download the presentations!
09.00 Registration and coffee
09.30 – 09.40 Opening remarks
Tytti Laitinen, Jyväskylä Innovation Oy, GasHighWay project coordinator download
09.40 – 10.00 Keynote speech: The potential role of NG/biomethane
Peter Jahr, Member of the European Parliament
10.00 – 10.20 The main bottleneck: Infrastructure for Alternative Fuels. Second report of the European Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels
Franz-Xaver Soeldner, Deputy Head of Unit, Clean Transport and Sustainable Urban Mobility, Chairman of the EGFTF, DG MOVE download
10.20 – 10.40 A joint declaration of intent for accelerated market development of CNG and biomethane in Germany
Dirk Peters, Project Director for Alternative Fuels and Powertrains, German Energy Agency (dena) download
10.40 – 11.20 On the way to GasHighWay: Boundless travelling on CNG from Northern to Southern Europe: fiction or reality? Lessons learnt from the GHW project – main findings and policy recommendations
Fabio Sagnelli, Envipark, Project Partner
Mattias Svensson, Swedish Gas Center, Project Partner download
11.20 – 11.40 The production and upgrading of biogas as vehicle fuel "Case Finland - Biomethane market build-up for road transportation"
Jani Arala, Product Manager, Biogas, Gasum Ltd download
11.40 – 12.00 Presentation of the map of existing CNG filling stations – Europe´s first international access guide to Methane in transport.
Joanna Cendrzak, Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego Bielsko-Biała download
12.00 – 12.15 Questions & Answers
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch break and networking
13.15 – 13.35 Keynote speech: The potential role of natural gas and biomethane in the future fuel mix.The White Paper on transport objectives and Infrastructure build-up for Alternative Fuels: a common challenge for industry and policy makers
Laure Chapuis, Member of Commissioner Kallas' cabinet, Vice President in charge of Transport
13.35 – 13.55 Is the Commission giving the right answers to the future transport challenge? Recommendations of the European Economic and Social Committee
Pierre-Jean Coulon, Member of the EESC, Rapporteur on the White Paper on Transport
13.55 – 14.15 Natural Gas: the underestimated energy source for a sustainable transport system
Samuele Furfari , Adviser to the Deputy Director General, DG ENER download
14.15-14.35 LNG – the Fuel of the Future for Heavy Duty Trucks. The North American example and the European perspective
Lance Follett, Vice President, European Market & Partnership Development, Westport Innovations Inc. download
14.35 – 14.55 Presentation of the LNG Blue Corridor project – Demonstration of Liquefied Methane in heavy duty trucks on longer distances
Manuel Lage, General Manager NGVA Europe download
14.55-15.15 Short break
15.45- 16.15 Practical examples of the use of CNG/LNG
Raf Flebus, Dats 24 downloadAntonio Nicotra, Air LNG
16.15 - 16.45 Interactive panel Discussion with Industry Representatives and Policy Makers.The GasHighWay project conclusions
16.45- 17.00 Future dissemination of the GasHighWay Project: NGV Bologna 2012
Claudio Kohan, Director NGV Communications Group download
17.00 – 17.15 Closure of the seminar
Download the agenda: GHW Final Seminar agenda 01.03.2012
See some pictures for the event: http://www.ngvaeurope.eu/picture-gallery-final-seminar-gashighway-project
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The GasHighWay route to 2050 – The alternative way for sustainable mobility today –seminar has been organised by the GasHighWay project and NGVA Europe.
Final Seminar Brochure download: