Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum 2016 Meeting

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), held the 2016 Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum (NGVTF) on Oct. 18 and 19, 2016, in San Diego, California.

This meeting provided an opportunity for participants to gain a greater understanding of new developments in compressed natural gas, natural gas storage, and fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles. Participants will discuss regulations, market barriers, and opportunities for natural gas vehicle technologies.

Learn more about the event in the meeting summary.

Meeting Overview

Date: Oct. 18 Oct. 19, 2016


San Diego Automotive Museum
2080 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

To request a specific presentation from this meeting that is not posted below, contact NGVTF.

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This agenda includes presentations featured at the meeting.

Oct. 18, 2016
Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. Welcome Peter Chen (California Energy Commission (CEC)) and Rey Gonzalez (CEC)
8:45 a.m. 8:50 a.m. Introduction and Agenda Review Margo Melendez (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL))
8:50 a.m. 9:10 a.m. NGVTF – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Update Dennis Smith (DOE)
9:10 a.m. 9:40 a.m. Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Andre Freeman (CEC)
9:40 a.m. 10:10 a.m. Drivers for the Development of the Next Generation Natural Gas Engines Dean Saito (South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD))
10:10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Sustainable Freight Action Plan Update Andre Freeman (CEC)
11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pathways Forward Panel Discussion Rey Gonzalez (CEC) and Dennis Smith (DOE)
11:30 a.m. 12:50 p.m. Lunch – Networking
12:50 p.m. 1:30 p.m. CNG Facilities and Modifications Sean Turner (Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)) and Bob Cole (GNA)
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Changes to NFPA 52: Code Changes Affecting Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses Quon Kwan (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration/ Department of Transportation (FMCSA/DOT))
2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. HPDI 2.0 and Enhanced SI Technologies Brad Douville (Westport)
2:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 6.7L Development, 8.9L Production, 11.9L R&D Stephen Ptucha (Cummins Westport)
3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Natural Gas Hybridization Ted Barnes (Gas Technology Institute (GTI)) and Dr. Farzad Ahmadkhanlou (US Hybrid Corporation)
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Advanced Ignition John Reed (North American RePower)
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Questions John Gonzales (NREL)
Oct. 19, 2016
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 Margo Melendez (NREL)
8:35 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives and Infrastructure Deployment Funding Andre Freeman (CEC)
9:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m. CNG Releases and Maintenance Facilities Myra Blaylock (Sandia National Laboratory)
10:00 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. 11:20 a.m. Vehicle Incidents and Lessons Learned Rob Adams (Marathon Technical Services) and Amit Bhakta (Agility Fuel Systems)
11:20 a.m. 11:50 a.m. End-of-Life Tank Safety and Acoustical Testing Lauren Lynch (NREL)
11:50 a.m. 12:50 p.m. Lunch – Networking
12:50 p.m. 1:20 p.m. Renewable Natural Gas Production Project Update Evan Edgar (Blue Line Transfer, Inc.)
1:20 p.m. 1:45 p.m. A New Out-Of-Service Criterion for Natural Gas Commercial Vehicles Quon Kwan (FMCSA/DOT)
1:45 p.m. 2:15 p.m. CSA 6.1 Failure Modes & Effect Analysis/ NGVAmerica Technology & Development Committee Introduction Dan Bowerson (NGVAmerica)
2:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Liquefied Natural Gas Bunkering and Rail Opportunities Erik Neandross (GNA)
2:45 p.m. 3:10 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Open Issues and General Discussion
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Issues, Key Points, Next Steps, and Priorities for Next Meeting Margo Melendez (NREL), Mark Smith (DOE), and Rey Gonzalez (CEC)

More Information

For more information, contact John Gonzales.