Fuel Systems for Mobility 2022

Traditional and Alternative Energy Sources, Developments, Materials and Components

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Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 and Thursday, May 12, 2022

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

Format: In-Person


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Despite the push for a world of electrified vehicles, traditional and other alternative energy sources will remain key contributors of the future mobility landscape. Internal combustion engines may still find use on 70% of light-duty vehicles in 2030. Important developments in fuel economy, emissions, fuel tanks and related components will as a result continue for traditional and hybrid vehicles. Innovations and technology developments in biofuels, natural gas and hydrogen will provide viable options for transportation and will remain important considerations for future product mixes.

For 2022, ITB’s annual conference will draw global experts together to discuss the challenges and advancements related to both traditional liquid fuels and gaseous fuels including hydrogen for all mobility segments. Click HERE to view the full program agenda and click the link on the right to reserve your seat. Learn from your peers, discover new technologies, and gleam business opportunities.

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Please contact Bryan Eldredge, Program Director with any questions or to secure your 2022 participation.

Email: beldredge@itbgroup.com / Phone: +1 248-380-6310.

Note: The safety of our clients is The ITB Group’s number one priority. ITB will continue to monitor the global pandemic and adhere to state and government mandates to provide a safe meeting environment at our 2022 conferences. 

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7:30 a.m.

Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast

8:50 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Dr. Joel Kopinsky, Managing Director and Co-Founder – The ITB Group

Sustainable Resources

9:00 a.m.

Overview of the CHIPS for America Act

Speaker to be confirmed National Institute of Standards and Technology 

9:30 a.m.

Building Circularity for End-of-Life Vehicles

Kari Bliss, Customer Experience & Sustainability PADNOS

Keynote Address: Sustaining the Use of Liquid Fuels

10:00 a.m.

Examining Low Carbon Fuel Standards: What the Last Decade of Fuel Policy Can Teach Us About the Decade To Come

Colin Murphy, Deputy Director, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy University of California, Davis

10:45 a.m.

Networking Break
Evolution of Fuel Tanks

11:15 a.m.

Material Transition from Plastic Fuel & SCR Tanks to Electro-Mobility

Steven Horwatt, Product Development Scientist LyondellBasell

11:45 a.m.

Continued Evolution of PHEV Plastic Fuel Tank Systems Towards Cost Efficiency

Speaker to be confirmed TI Fluid Systems

12:15 p.m.

Pressure Sensor Solutions Forecast and Accurate Leakage Detection in Fuel Tanks of Future Hybrids and ICEs

Malte Fengler, Product Marketing Manager, Sensors Business Group TDK Sensors

12:45 p.m.

Round Table Discussion

1:45 p.m.

Enabling Developments in a Challenging Investment Environment

Ford Motor – Michael Soltis, Technical Leader, NAE Fuel Systems

General Motors – Speaker to be confirmed

Kautex Textron  Sonny Kandiraju, VP Customer Business Unit 2

Stellantis  – Namir Konja, Fuel Systems Senior Manager

Plastic Omnium  – Thierry Campenon, Clean Energy Systems VP Research and Development

Diesel Topics

2:30 p.m.

Cutting Carbon with Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel: Immediate Solutions for OEMs and Fleets

Jennifer Weaver, OEM Market Development Manager Clean Fuels Alliance


Development and Implementation of Optimized SCR Modules and Sensors to Meet BS VI and RDE Norms

Nagesh Vanarote, DGM, Cost Engineering, and Pravin Deshpande, GM Engineering Research Center  Tata Motors

3:30 p.m.

Networking Break
Improved Evaporative Emission Control

4:00 p.m.

Effective Evaporative Emissions Control on the Way to Fleet Electrification

Dr. Andrzej Kalina, Senior Engineering Manager  BorgWarner

4:30 p.m.

Optimize a Cannister Design for Evaporative Bleed Emissions, Vehicle Versus Laboratory, Close the Gap

Johan Bruyninx, Senior Technical Manager Fuel Systems and Gerard Aymerich, Project EngineerIdiada

4:55 p.m.

Next Generation Honeycomb Bleed Control for Low Purge Applications

Michael Heim, Senior Applications Engineer Ingevity

5:15 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

8:00 a.m.

Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
Keynote Address: Prospects for Hydrogen as a Fuel

9:00 a.m.

The Carbon Intensity of Hydrogen: What Moves the Needle?

Dr. Rosa Dominguez-Faus, Senior Manager Life Cycle Assessment Center of Excellence GTI Energy

Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicles

9:30 a.m.

Hydrogen: Concepts of Tank Systems for Long Range Heavy Duty Trucks

Harald Humenberger, Director, Engineering Magna 

10:00 a.m.

SCR’s Role in Hydrogen Combustion Engines

David Hill, CC Director- NA Truck and Bus and Neall Booth, Systems Application Engineering Manager – Plastic Omnium

10:30 a.m.

Networking Break
Filling of Compressed Gas Tanks

11:00 a.m.

Development and Implementation of Integrated Fuel Filling Unit for CNG Applications

Nagesh Vanarote, DGM, Cost Engineering, and Ankita Dhar, Sr Manager Cost EngineeringTata Motors

11:30 a.m.

Hydrogen Filling Standard Developments H35, H70MF and H70HDD

Andreas Willfort, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer WEH Technologies 

12:00 p.m.

Compressed Hydrogen Storage Tanks

1:00 p.m.

State of the Art Hydrogen Valves: Safe, Reliable and Effective On-Board Storage Systems for Fuel Cell Powertrain Mobility Applications

Mattia Franzoni, Project Manager – OMB Saleri

1:20 p.m.

Modeling of Hydrogen Permeation in Blow Molded Plastic Liners for an On-Board 700 Bar Hydrogen Tank Using BlowView Software

Dr. Zohir Benrabah, Senior Research Officer National Research Council of Canada

1:40 p.m.

Durethan® as a Liner Material for High Pressure Tank Systems

Dan Knapp, Application Development Engineer LANXESS

2:00 p.m.

Smart Rotomolding Production Systems for H2 Tank Liners with Co-Molded Bosses and High Productivity

Carlo Ortenzi, Director of Sales and Marketing Persico Engineering

2:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks
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Sponsorship and Exhibit Options

Exhibitors To-Date:






Plastic Omnium


Schrader Pacific

TDK Sensors

TI Fluid Systems

Hotel Reservations

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