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2016 International Engine Congress

4th International Engine Congress
21 - 22 February
Kongresshaus Baden-Baden
Baden-Baden, Germany

The 4th edition of this event and the accompanying trade exhibition includes parallel sessions on commercial and passenger vehicle engine technology, and on new and alternative fuels.

Last year's event attracted more than four hundred delegates, and this year's program includes presentations by IDA members Volvo Group Trucks Technology (Patrick Klintbom) and Ford (Werner Willems).

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CALSTART Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit
27 - 28 February
Capital Plaza Halls
Sacramento, California

Oberon Fuels President Rebecca Boudreaux will give a presentation at this year's Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit. The event brings together state legislators, agency staff, and industry executives to discuss the landscape of advanced fuel technologies and policy developments in California and beyond.

CALSTART is a well-known consortium that works with its more than 150 member companies, fleets, and agencies worldwide to provide fuel- and technology-neutral clean transportation technology expertise and mobility solutions and support to the industry, working with fleets and manufacturers to implement clean fuel and vehicle solutions.

Event website

Chicago, Illinois

Climate Leadership Conference 
1 - 3 March 2017

Chicago Marriott Downtown
Chicago, Illinois

The Climate Leadership Conference is an exchange for thought leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit sector to explore effective climate change mitigation strategies and to share best practices for integrating GHG reduction strategies into their organizations' operations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) is the headline sponsor of the event, hosted annually by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the Climate Registry. IDA Chair Rebecca Boudreaux is a featured speaker in a session focused on alternative fuels, fleet sustainability and clean transportation development. 

Event website 

KOGAS 10 TPD one-step DME plant

10th Asian DME Conference 
24 - 26 October 2017
Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Seoul, Korea

The Asian DME Conference series is a major international conference hosted on a rotating basis between the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean DME Associations every two years. The next edition, hosted by the Korea DME Association (KDA), will feature updates from DME industry stakeholders involved in regional initiatives focused on the production of DME to help meet a growing demand for fuel, and the desire to reduce energy imports. A call for papers will be issued late this month.





Recent Events and Speaking Engagements

7th International DME Conference (DME 7)
September 2016
Hilton Houston Post Oak
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 members and DME 7 delegates

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:

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

u George Schultz, former Secretary of State

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




IDA Chairman Emeritus Jean-Alain Taupy (Total)

IDA Chairman Emeritus Jean-Alain Taupy (Total)
World CTL Conference 

IDA members regularly deliver presentations at industry events around the world - following is a list of some recent appearances:

2014 IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference
1st International Conference on Sustainable Fuels for IC Engines in Emerging Nations
New Delhi
EFI Gas-to-Market Forum
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

World XTL Summit
11th Annual Methanol Forum
Houston, Texas
DME Infrastructure Workshop
Greensboro, North Carolina
International Conference on Energy and Automotive Technologies
China International Alcohol & Ether Fuels Industry Development Conference
8th Asian DME Conference
International Syposium on Alcohol Fuels (ISAF)
DME Alternative Fuel Executive Briefing and Vehicle Display
Future Fuels for Australia Conference

World Methanol Conference
International Conference on Coal Science & Technology
Cape Town
European LP Gas Congress
World CTL
Washington, D.C.




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