The transport sector continues to shift towards alternative powertrains, particularly with the UK Government’s announcement to end the sale of petrol and diesel passenger cars by 2030 and increasing support for alternatives. Despite this announcement, the internal combustion continues to play a significant role both in the passenger car market through the use of hybrids and sustainable low carbon fuels, as well as a key role in other sectors such as heavy duty vehicles and off-highway applications across the globe.
Building on the industry-leading IC Engines conference, the Powertrain Systems for Net-Zero Transport conference will focus on the internal combustion engine’s role in Net-Zero transport as well as covering developments in the wide range of powertrain systems available (electric, fuel cell, sustainable fuels etc) and their associated powertrains. In order to achieve the net-zero transport across the globe, the life-cycle analysis of future powertrain and energy will also be included.
Book your place and access this key forum for engine, fuels, e-machine, fuel cell and powertrain experts to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to meet the demands of the net-zero future and global competition in all sectors of the road transportation, off-highway and stationary power industries.
CONFIRMED KEYNOTES INCLUDE:
- Carsten Weber, Manager, Powertrain Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Europe
- Phil Killingley, Deputy Head, UK Government Office for Zero Emission Vehicles
- André Casal Kulzer, Manager Advanced Engineering Powertrain, Porsche AG
- Nicolas Rankovic, R&D Program manager, Advanced Fuels, Aramco Fuel Research Centre
WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND IN 2021:
- Hear international perspectives about the cutting edge technologies in powertrain systems for Net-zero transport from UK, Germany, UAE and China
- Learn from pioneering organisations including Ford, MAHLE Powertrain Limited, Porsche, Ricardo UK Ltd, FEV Group, Aramco, Shell Global Solutions and AVL Powertrain Solutions
- Understand the latest developments in powertrain development and systems analysis across a variety of powertrain types including electric, hybrid, fuel cell and internal combustion engine
- Gain insight into engine design and application of sustainable fuels, including hydrogen, e-fuels and biomethane
- Discover cutting-edge simulation, modelling and experimental techniques research and how to make the most of it in vehicle design and testing
- Learn about the impact of Realworld Driving Emission testing and the latest developments in emissions control systems
- Engage with experts in engines, fuel and powertrain technologies through interactive question and answer sessions and networking opportunities at the conference
"I am looking forward to hearing about how the various powertrain solutions can complement each other and how the balance may shift over time."
Hugh Blaxill, General Manager and Head of Engineering Services, North America, MAHLE Powertrain, LLC
"We are in a period of significant change and it is a real opportunity for engineers to make a tangible difference, the conference allows the discussions, presentations and collaborations to help achieve the objectives we are challenged with."
Steve Sapsford, Managing Director, SCE
"Especially in crazy times like these, it is important to keep the dialogue going. Technology development does not take place in secret, it is rather the result of successful cooperation. I am really looking forward to exchanging ideas and discussing things with the experts. A new chapter in propulsion system technology is currently opening up and it is up to us to fill it with meaningful content. This role is not an easy one, but together we can do it - if we don't, who else?"
Carsten Weber, Manager, Powertrain Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Europe
PAST DELEGATES INCLUDE:
Aramco Research Center - Detroit
Automotive Products Srl
AVL Powertrain UK Ltd
Brian Mason Technology Ltd
Brunel University London
Changan UK R&D Centre Limited
CNR - Istituto Motori
Cross Manufacturing Company (1938) Ltd.
DENSO Automotive Ltd
FPT Motorenforschung AG
HORIBA MIRA Ltd.
Imperial College London
Jaguar Land Rover
JCB Power Systems
MAHLE Powertrain Limited
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains
Ricardo UK Ltd
Shell Global Solutions (UK)
University of Bath
University of Brighton
University of Malta
Vehicle Certification Agency
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS CONFERENCE:
"A great insight in to the different stances in industry."
Graduate Trainee, Perkins Engines Co. Ltd.
"An interesting and informative event, filled with good discussion"
Performance Simulation Engineer, Mercedes AMG HPP
"I found this a very useful conference, with very relevant topics and it was well attended. The conversations this promoted were very valuable"
Principal Engineer, Cosworth
"Interesting range of topics covered that gave me food for thought and good to have the opportunity to meet/network with other like-minded people."
Applications Engineer, Federal-Mogul Coventry Ltd.
"The IMechE's organisation of this conference was excellent. There was a good spread of papers - from strategic overview to highly technical - and the conference was also an interesting networking opportunity."
Project Director, Covaxe Ltd
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