Advanced Mobility Fuels Summit 2024

    Additional Levers to Electrification for Realizing Net-Zero from Mobility

    Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024

    Venue: The Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi, MI 48375

    Format: In-Person

    Program Complete - Register to Attend (group discounts are available - contact Bryan Eldredge for details)

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    The transition to electrification, particularly powered by green electricity, stands as a crucial step in mitigating temperature increases and combatting climate change. However, the substantial existing global vehicle fleet poses a significant challenge. To address this, synthetic fuels and hydrogen-based systems emerge as promising solutions that can substantially contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of mobility. ITB’s 25th annual conference serves as an invaluable platform for participants to navigate this dynamic landscape, delving into the latest trends and technologies in fuel-based powertrains, storage, and delivery systems.

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    16 presentations, including a keynote address by Phinia, will explore innovative approaches towards a more sustainable future for mobility. Conference sessions include:

    • Reducing Greenhouse Emissions from Mobility
    • Developments in Compressed Hydrogen Storage Tanks
    • Powertrain Developments for Hydrogen Vehicles
    • Material Challenges for Fuel Systems

    Click HERE to view the program agenda.


    Interested in drawing key decision makers to your products and solutions? Secure an exhibit booth to showcase your technologies, drive business discussions, create touch points with your customers, and collaborate with industry leaders. Option to become a conference sponsor to highlight your industry position and strength is also available.

    Please contact Bryan Eldredge, Program Director with any questions or to secure your 2024 participation.

    Email: / Phone: +1 248-380-6310.

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    CONFERENCE AGENDA (subject to change) - March 21, 2024

    7:30 a.m.

    Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast

    8:45 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Dr. Joel Kopinsky, Managing Director and Co-Founder - The ITB Group
    Reducing Greenhouse Emissions from Mobility

    9:00 a.m.

    OEM Perspective on Technical Considerations for B20+ Capable Vehicles
    Shailesh Lopes, Energy Standards Technical Specialist - General Motors

    9:30 a.m.

    Renewable Diesel and the Road Ahead
    Matt Leuck, Technical Manager, Renewable Road Transportation, NA - Neste 

    10:00 a.m.

    Oakland County, Michigan’s Role in Advancement of Alternative Fuel Deployment
    Chris Olzem, Mobility Innovations CoordinatorOakland County Michigan

    10:20 a.m.

    Networking Break
    Developments in Compressed Hydrogen Storage Tanks

    11:00 a.m.

    Benefits of Creating Hydrogen Tank Liners via Extrusion + Welding Compared to Other Common Processing Methods
    Rob Kaminsky, Business Development Engineer - Arkema
    Jessica Kenepp, Applications Engineer - Saint-Gobain

    11:30 a.m.

    Advancements in BlowView-H2 Simulation Software: Design and Optimization of Thermoplastic Liners for Hyperbaric On-board Hydrogen Storage Tanks
    Zohir Benrabah, Florin Ilinca, A. Malo, Sylvain Bournival, and Anna Bardetti - 
    National Research Council Canada, Automotive and Surface Transportation

    12:00 p.m.

    Fully Thermoplastic Compressed Hydrogen Cylinders
    Bertrand Florentz, President - BFLC&A (Technical Advisor to COVESS)

    12:30 p.m.


    1:30 p.m.

    Todd Anderson, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer - Phinia
    Powertrain Developments for Hydrogen Vehicles

    2:00 p.m.

    The Regulator Revolution – Building Efficient, Reliable Hydrogen Vehicles
    Speaker TBD - TESCOM

    2:20 p.m.

    Vehicle-Hydrogen Refueling Station Connectivity Analysis Tool
    Johan Bruyninx, Senior Technical Manager Fuel Systems and Pablo Lopez, Laboratory Supervisor Fuel Systems - IDIADA Automotive Technology

    2:45 p.m.

    Is There a Use Case for Hydrogen in Medium Duty Trucks?
    Charles Shappell, Engineering Director - Forvia

    3:15 p.m.

    Challenges and Opportunities in Development of Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines
    Dr. Aleš Srna, Senior Member, Technical Staff - Sandia National Laboratories

    3:45 p.m.

    Networking Break
    Material Challenges for Fuel Systems

    4:15 p.m.

    VESTAMID® Solutions for PFAS Free, Low Extractable Fuel Lines
    Dr. Christian Kochanek, Business Development Manager - Evonik

    4:35 p.m.

    Automotive Fluid Transport System: Performance Improvements Through Material Innovation
    Anindya Banerji, R&D Coating Specialist - Martinrea

    4:55 p.m.

    Syensqo and PFAS: A Responsible Innovation Journey
    Greg Poterala, eMobility Marketing Manager - Syensqo

    5:15 p.m.

    Closing Remarks

    NOTE: ITB will photograph the conference for promotional purposes. By participating in the conference, you grant ITB permission to use your likeness in any/all conference related promotions.

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