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

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    The ITB's 25th annual conference has wrapped up, marking a pivotal moment in addressing the challenges of transitioning to electrification and combating climate change. The Advanced Mobility Fuels Summit provided an essential platform for industry leaders, experts, and innovators to explore solutions in synthetic fuels and hydrogen-based systems, offering promising paths for reducing the environmental impact of the global vehicle fleet. Throughout the event, attendees delved into discussions on the latest trends and technologies in fuel-based powertrains, storage, and delivery systems, and technology shaping the landscape of sustainable mobility for the future.

    Attendees sat in on 15 leading presentations in four sessions including an insightful keynote presentation by Phinia:

    Hydrogen: A Strong and Viable Technology to Decarbonize Automotive Fuels

    Todd Anderson, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

    The energy sector is undergoing change and fuels have a fundamental role to play (not just electricity/batteries). There are many net-zero future fuel options and how the market will react is still evolving.  Hydrogen has a promising future for mobility whether ICE or fuel cells. The presentation will highlight Phinia’s deep system knowledge and capabilities including a discussion of on-road applications of hydrogen components.


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    Lively networking sessions buzzed with discussions as experts were able to connect with customers, meet like-minded professionals, and develop business leads, all while discovering engineering solutions in the conference exhibit hall.


    Looking Forward:

    Interested in future ITB events? Preparations for our next 2025 Advanced Mobility Fuels summit are already in progress and details will be released soon.

    ITB will also host its new  2024 Automotive Battery Pack Integration conference and its Thermal Management Systems and Materials conference taking place on June 12th and June 13th in Novi, MI. These programs are being developed and we welcome key companies to participate and get involved.

    For inquiries about future conferences or participation opportunities, please contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Program Director – Conferences, at or call +1 (248) 380-6310.

    CONFERENCE AGENDA - 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
    Energy Standards Technical Specialist - General Motors

    9:30 a.m.

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

    10:00 a.m.

    Oakland County, Michigan’s Role in Advancement of Alternative Fuel Deployment
    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
    Business Development Engineer - Arkema
    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 
    National Research Council Canada, Automotive and Surface Transportation

    12:00 p.m.

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

    12:30 p.m.


    1:30 p.m.

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

    2:00 p.m.

    The Regulator Revolution – Building Efficient, Reliable Hydrogen Vehicles
    Regional Sales Manager - TESCOM

    2:20 p.m.

    Vehicle-Hydrogen Refueling Station Connectivity Analysis Tool
    Senior Technical Manager Fuel Systems - IDIADA Automotive Technology

    2:45 p.m.

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

    3:15 p.m.

    Challenges and Opportunities in Development of Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines
    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
    Business Development Manager - Evonik

    4:35 p.m.

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

    4:55 p.m.

    Syensqo and PFAS: A Responsible Innovation Journey
    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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    Dr. Joel Kopinsky
    Managing Director - The ITB Group

    Dr. Joel Kopinsky

    Dr. Kopinsky (Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and MBA) is responsible for The ITB Group’s consulting assignments in energy storage, vehicle emissions, plastic engine parts and glazing systems. Over the past 25 years he has completed a variety of strategic and technical feasibility consulting projects for leading suppliers, OEMs and investment banks in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, he has completed numerous multiclient reports concerned with energy storage, glazing and powertrain technologies. In the 1980’s, Dr. Kopinsky worked at the General Motors Research Labs followed by the completion of his MBA at Columbia University. On the side, Dr. Kopinsky is an avid clarinetist and long-haul hiker.