Fuel Systems for Mobility 2022

    Traditional and Alternative Energy Sources, Developments, Materials and Components

    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.

    ITB’s annual 2022 conference brought  190+ global experts together over two days to discuss the challenges and advancements related to both traditional liquid fuels and gaseous fuels including hydrogen for all mobility segments. A single track of 13 presentations on day one treated attendees to high level discussions and excellent networking opportunities with customers and clients. Highlights included a keynote address from the University of California, Davis discussing Low Carbon Fuel Standards (performance, future and policy), and an open round table discussion focused on the enablement of developments in a challenging investment environment. Here, fuel systems experts from Ford Motor Company (former), General Motors, Kautex Textron, Plastic Omnium, and Stellantis provided their insights into industry challenges, developments, and engineering considerations for future product mixes.

    The conference day was filled with lively business discussions and an evening reception allowed the conversations to continue in a relaxing environment.

    Day 2 consisted of nine presentations in three sessions focused on hydrogen and CNG topics. GTI Energy provided a keynote which addressed the carbon intensity of hydrogen with comments on the goal of defining protocols and practices for measuring H2 life cycle emissions.

    So What Does the Future Hold?

    Planning for our 2023 Fuel Systems for Mobility conference on March 1 and 2, 2023 in Novi, Michigan is already underway. Options to participate as a sponsor, exhibitor, and/or a presenter are available and we encourage key companies to take the lead and support our industry leading event. Additional details will be published soon and please reach out if you have any questions or to secure your participation.

    Please contact Bryan Eldredge, Program Director at|:

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


    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

    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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