In light of the tightening of emissions targets, there is a lot of government and industry focus on pure electric vehicles. However, it is important for industry to see them as part of the solution and to look at the landscape of the market as whole before committing to certain technologies.
An alternative to consider is low carbon fuels in internal combustion engines as by 2050, a scenario based around low-carbon liquid fuels could potentially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) life-cycle emissions by 87 per cent of their 2015 values*
(*"Europe’s Clean Mobility Outlook: Scenarios for the EU light-duty vehicle fleet, associated energy needs and emissions”, Ricardo Energy & Environment, 6 June 2018)
Address the latest developments in low carbon fuels including biofuels, power to liquid and ammonia so your business can explore how to incorporate them into your power sources. Gain insight into use of low carbon fuels by the automotive and marine sectors to see how challenges are being met. Be part of the discussion about how to overcome the barriers to widespread adoption with key cross-sector players. Join fuel developers, engine developers, fuel technology providers, OEMs, researchers and regulators to discuss how the different parts of the industry can work together to encourage adoption.
The seminar will form part of a two-day fuels-focused event and is held in collaboration with the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and their Future Fuels on the Road to Zero conference (8 July) which will focus on fuels policy. IMechE members who wish to book on the LowCVP Conference only can use the coupon code IMECHE20 when booking online (applicable to LowCVP non-member fees only).
A 20% discount will be also available to delegates who book onto both the LowCVP Annual Conference and the Institution's Low Carbon Transport seminar. For more information and to arrange a joint event booking, contact us on +44 (0) 20 7973 1251 or email email@example.com
Attend the Low Carbon Transport seminar to:
- Learn from pioneers in the low carbon fuels sector including BP, E4tech, Shell, Cardiff University, Audi, JCB and Ricardo
- Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in low carbon fuels including current pathways and production to ensure your processes are cost-effective
- Hear from OEMs as they discuss practical application of low carbon fuels in both passenger and off-highway vehicles
- Gain insight into overcoming the main obstacles for large-scale use of low carbon fuels
- Network with and discuss the future of low carbon transport with OEMs, fuel developers, regulators and consultancies
Seminar programme highlights:
- Shell discuss their IH²® technology process for waste to fuels
- E4tech provide insights into new biofuel pathways for the biofuels for the future
- Cardiff University highlight the importance of ammonia and the development of green ammonia internal combustion engine (ICE) demonstrator
- Lloyd’s Register reveal their future plans for decarbonising the shipping industry
- JCB present their off highway roadmap to low carbon energy usage
Key speakers include:
- Tolga Aketerk, Plant Manager, Audi e-gas plant, Audi
- Matthew Keenan, Global Technical Expert, Exhaust Aftertreatment, Ricardo
- Mike Muskett, Distinguished Advisor, Downstream Technology, BP
- Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
Organising Committee for the Low Carbon Transport: Engineering the Fuels of the Future seminar
Powertrain Systems and Fuels Group, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Penny Atkins, Principal Research Fellow, University of Brighton
Steve Sapsford, Managing Director, SCE Ltd.
Roy Horrocks, Supervisor, Ford Motor Company Ltd, Dunton Technical Centre
Jamie Turner, Professor of Engines and Energy Systems, University of Bath
Roger Cracknell, Technology Expert - Combustion Chemistry, Shell Global Solutions (UK)
Rob Morgan, Principal Research Fellow, University of Brighton
John Williams, Expert Research Technologist (Fuels and Lubricants), BP
Co-located event: Reducing Driving Emissions: Ensuring Compliance with RDE and WLTP
Building on the success of the Institution's previous RDE events, join the forthcoming Reducing Driving Emissions seminar to mitigate the risk of testing failure by keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and technologies. Hear lessons learned from OEMs and testing facilities to develop best practice in test preparation forhybrid/electric vehicles and RDE2 standards, the latter of which is due to start in 2020 for new models.
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