Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum 2023 Meeting

The annual Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum (NGVTF) provides insights into advanced natural gas vehicle technologies and opportunities to discuss data and research on natural gas engines, vehicles, and infrastructure.

Learn more about the event in the meeting summary.

Meeting Overview

Date: Jan. 31 Feb. 1, 2023


SoCalGas Energy Resource Center
9240 Firestone Blvd
Downey, CA 80401

Agenda:Meeting agenda

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2023 Forum

The 2023 NGVTF Annual Meeting was held January 31 to February 1, 2023, at the SoCalGas-Energy Resource Center in Downey, California. Results of the forum will be used to develop next steps for research and developments for natural gas vehicles and technology, regulations, market barriers, and opportunities.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted the 2023 forum in partnership with SoCal Gas, the California Energy Commission, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Natural Gas Vehicles for America.

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This agenda includes presentations featured at the meeting.

Jan. 31, 2023
Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m. Welcome and Agenda Review Margo Melendez (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
8:40 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Southern California Gas Program Overview Don Widjaja (Southern California Gas Company)
9:10 a.m. 9:25 a.m. NGVTF – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Update Michael Laughlin (DOE)
9:25 a.m. 9:45 a.m. California Energy Commission (CEC) Technology Program Overview Peter Chen (CEC)
9:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. RD&D Within the Clean Transportation Program Jeffrey Chase (Southern California Gas Company)
10:30 a.m. 11:10 a.m. South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Technology Program Overview Sam Cao (SCAQMD)
11:10 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Natural Gas Consortia Projects Update Matt Panec (44 Energy) and Brad Zigler (44 Energy)
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Networking
1:00 p.m. 1:40 p.m. Hydrogen HPDI – Hydrogen IC Engine Development David Mumford (Westport Fuel Systems)
1:40 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Cummins Heavy Duty Hydrogen Engine Update Jay Shah (Cummins Engine Company)
2:20 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Hydrogen Compression and Fueling Advancements Graham Barker (ANGI)
3:00 p.m. 3:40 p.m. DOE Natural Gas Listening Sessions Review Ted Barnes (GTI Energy)
3:40 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Vehicle Incidents and Lessons Learned Paul Sandsted (NGVAmerica)
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Questions John Gonzales (NREL)
Feb. 1, 2023
Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. 8:35 a.m. Introduction and Agenda Review Paul Sandsted (NGVAmerica)
8:35 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Natural Gas Codes and Standards Updates John Jordan (Agility)
9:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Transient Plasma Ignition System for Natural Gas Engines Dan Singleton (Transient Plasma Systems)
10:00 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Development of a Zeolite-Based Catalysts for Improved Low Temperature HC4 Conversion Tala Mon (University of Buffalo)
11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. CNG Full Fill with a Complete Smart Fueling System Ted Barnes (GTI Energy)
11:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Cummins High Efficiency, Ultra Low Emissions Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine R&D Jay Shah (Cummins Engine Company)
12:10 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Networking
1:00 p.m. 1:40 p.m. Development of a Pent-Roof Medium-Duty Spark-Ignited Natural Gas Engine in an Optimized Hybrid Vehicle System Chris Chadwell (Southwest Research Institute)
1:40 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Plug-In Hybrid CNG Drayage Truck (PHET) Macy Neshati (US Hybrid)
2:20 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Hydrogen Plus other Alternative Fuels Risk Assessment Models (HyRAM+) Myra Blaylock (Sandia National Laboratories)
3:00 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Southern California Hydrogen House Tour (On site) Southern California (Gas Company)
4:10 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Issues, Key Points, Next Steps, and Priorities for Next Meeting John Gonzales (NREL) and Michael Laughlin (DOE)

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