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Fiat Lingotto factory test track, Turin

SAE CO2 Reduction for Transportation Systems Conference
6 - 8 June 2018

Polytechnic University of Turin

Turin

DME is included in the program of the multi-track conference chaired this year by Fiat Chrysler and SAE Turin representatives. Aimed at all stakeholders, including vehicle manufacturers, component and system suppliers, public transport entities, engineers and researchers, the program includes commercial and technical presentations along with panel discussions offering an international perspective on the most innovative technologies for sustainable transportation systems.

The program includes site visits to General Motors' powertrain engineering center and Maserati's Grugliasco assembly plant.
 


ABB Campus Montreal


Low-Carbon Smart Mobility Technology Innovation Forum
21 - 22 June

ABB Campus
Montreal, Quebec


The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium's (CUTRIC) 2nd biennial Technology Innovation Forum features a Dragon's Den-styled forum allowing technology innovators, transit agencies, and fleet operators an opportunity to pitch projects related to low-carbon smart mobility to both Canadian and global collaborators. DME projects in Canada and internationally will be featured in a presentation to the group this year.

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Sacramento, California


8th International DME Conference (DME 8)
10 - 12 September 2018
Hyatt Regency
Sacramento, California


The DME industry's flagship event will provide an in-depth look at developments worldwide connected with DME's production, commercialization and use, with a special emphasis on the opportunities that ultra-low emission (zero sulfur oxides/SOx and near-zero particulates) DME can provide to address increasing demands for sustainable and low-emission transportation.

The DME 8 conference program will include commercial and technical sessions, a DME Fundamentals Short Course, equipment display, and top-level networking opportunities with those stakeholders most knowledgable about DME fuel production, infrastructure, handling, applications and use, and the opportunities opening up across the value chain as plans are made for large scale commercialization.

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Vienna


36th
Annual World Methanol Conference
5 - 6 October 2018

Hilton Vienna
Vienna


IHS Markit's annual conference and workshop program includes an exploration of DME opportunities in the midst of increasing calls for action on vehicle emissions and air quality, and an emphasis on sustainable mobility.

The program includes a technical workshop on small-scale and renewable methanol production.

Event website



Recent Events and Speaking Engagements


CIS Gas Monetisation Conference
April 2018
Four Seasons Hotel
Moscow


In a year that is expected to see the inauguration of the first two DME production plants in the CIS region, DME was on the program for the first time at the annual conference exploring gas conversion, utilisation and monetisation options, with an emphasis on the regional specifics of the CIS.

The region is anticipated to be home to some of the world's largest gas and petrochemical projects in the coming years, and high-value gas monetisation options and the sustainable development of fuel and chemical infrastructure are hot topics.



Global Powertrain R&A Engineering Director Andreas Schamel
briefs Workshop guests at Ford's Research & Innovation Center

DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop
March 2018
Ford Research and Innovation Center
Aachen, Germany

Amidst growing calls for government and industry action to tackle poor air quality and GHG emissions, cities and countries around the world are increasingly proposing restrictions or bans on diesel and compression ignition engines, encouraging a switch to electric vehicles, and emphasizing sustainability as a fundamental requirement for future mobility solutions.

A one-day invitation only workshop at Ford Motor Company's European Research and Innovation Center brought together representatives from across the automotive and fuel industries to speak directly with those stakeholders most involved in mobility-related DME projects worldwide, to share perspectives, and to discuss the opportunities and business case that DME presents for sustainable, ultra-low emission transportation.

Content available online to IDA members

4th International Engine Congress
February
2017
Kongresshaus Baden-Baden
Baden-Baden, Germany

The 4th edition of this event and the accompanying trade exhibition included parallel sessions on commercial and passenger vehicle engine technology and new and alternative fuels, with presentations by IDA members Volvo Group Trucks Technology (Patrick Klintbom) and Ford (Werner Willems).

7th International DME Conference (DME 7)
September 2016
Hilton Houston Post Oak
H
ouston, Texas

The DME industry's flagship event provided an in-depth look at developments worldwide connected with DME's production, commercialization and use, with a special emphasis on DME's introduction as an automotive fuel.

The DME 7 conference program included commercial and technical sessions, a DME Fundamentals Tutorial, DME fueling display, and top-level networking opportunities with those stakeholders most knowledgable about DME fuel production, infrastructure, handling, applications and use, and the opportunities opening up across the value chain as plans are made for large scale commercialization.

Content available online to IDA members

Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit
April 2015
Grand Hyatt New York
New York

Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Summit is an invitation-only gathering of 1,000 senior executives, investors, and policy makers from a diverse range of sectors who are driving the transition to cleaner energy.  Among the more than 100 speakers and panel members on the program at the sold-out 2015 event were UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former US Vice President Al Gore, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg, and Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford.

DME was a topic featured on the program agenda, with both Rebecca Boudreaux of Oberon Fuels and Frank Bio of Volvo participating on a panel at the event.


Moderator Dan Reicher with panel members Stefan Heck,
David Danielson, Theo Fleisch and Denny Slagle

Vail Global Energy Forum
March 2014
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Beaver Creek, Colorado

The Vail Global Energy Forum included presentations on DME by IDA members including Dennis Slagle, Volvo Group Executive Vice President Trucks Sales & Marketing Americas, IDA Chairman Emeritus Theo Fleisch, and Oberon Fuels President Rebecca Boudreaux.

Organized by Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy in conjuction with the Vail Valley Foundation, the Forum brings influential leaders from government, academia and industry together to discuss important developments, technology, policy, and enabling factors related to increasingly green, secure and affordable ways to meet global energy needs.

Speakers at the event included:

- Arun Majumdar, Google's VP Energy & founding director of ARPA-E 
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John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado

- George Schultz, former US Secretary of State

- Dennis Beal, Vice President Global Vehicles, FedEx Express
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Jeffrey Bingaman, former chairman, US Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
- Jim Brown, President, Western Hemisphere, Halliburton
 

 

 


 




 


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