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Final Seminar GasHighWay Project



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!

Morning Session

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  

Afternoon Session

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. 


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


15.15 – 15.45 OEM panel: Climate Change through innovative technologies. Current and future CNG and LNG vehicle solutions
Robert Staimer, MAN  download

Michele Ziosi, Fiat download

15.45- 16.15   Practical examples of the use of CNG/LNG

Raf Flebus, Dats 24  download

Antonio 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:


Further information, please, contact.
- Ms. Pilar Pérez by phone +34 91 325 2836 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
- Ms. Tytti Laitinen by +358 40 5000 489 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The GasHighWay route to 2050 – The alternative way for sustainable mobility today –seminar has been organised by the GasHighWay project and NGVA Europe.

supported by ieeGasHighWay

Final Seminar Brochure download:



Author: NGVA Europe
Date: 20.12.2011
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