FUELS2022

May 24-26 
Indianapolis, IN

Decarbonization: Challenges | Strategies | Opportunities

Join us as we look at a variety of strategies to decarbonize the transportation system that affect both the legacy fleet as well as new to market vehicles, including all classes, markets and duty-cycles/vocations. FUELS2022 will foster discussions among leading stakeholders about the challenges facing the market and the opportunities that exist or might be developed to overcome these challenges. 

FUELS2022 is generously sponsored by Title Sponsor

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Agenda

Tuesday, May 24

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Electric Vehicle Council Meeting *Council members only
The EV Council voting members and contributors will discuss ongoing research on EV Charging Deployment Optimization, Local EV Charging Regulatory Best Practices, Consumer EV Survey, and map out the research agenda for 2022/2023.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Welcome:  Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
The transportation market is large, dynamic and complex, and it is changing with the introduction of new vehicle technologies, the build-out of new supporting infrastructure, implementation of new regulations at all levels of government, and the evolution of business-to-business requirements. In the midst of all this pressure to change, it is critical to understand what is at stake and how these efforts will affect the market, consumers and the environment. This session will seek to define the challenge facing the market and set the tone for our discussions throughout the conference.

John Eichberger
Executive Director
Fuels Institute

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Keynote Address
The U.S. EPA has a significant influence on the transportation energy sector and every stakeholder pays close attention to the policies the agency pursues. From his position, Ben Hengst has a big picture perspective of what the EPA is working on now in the transportation sector. During this session, Hengst will discuss key EPA actions affecting the fuels and vehicle sectors and provide insight into what is driving policy in this area at EPA today.

Ben Hengst
Deputy Director, Office of Transportation Air Quality
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Pit Stop Break - Networking  
Sponsored by  CertainPoint-logo.pngJF-Petroleum-logo.pngSource-logo.png

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

The Energy Markets and Economics of Transportation
Crude oil prices above $100.  Gas prices above $4.00. Projections of peak supply and peak demand. Reports of required upgrades to the electricity transmission system to support electric vehicles. The prospect of a future hydrogen economy. What is really going on and what might we expect in the next 10-20 years? What must be done to ensure access to affordable and reliable transportation energy?

Mark Kuhn
Vice President
Ricardo Strategic Consulting

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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Addressing the Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Market
Light duty vehicles attract a lot of attention because there are so many,  they contribute the majority of transportation-related carbon emissions and their duty cycles are relatively similar across archetypes. The same cannot be said about the medium and heavy duty market and, consequently, the solutions for this sector will differ from those in the light duty sector and vary significantly between vehicle types and vocations. This session will discuss the unique challenges these market segments present and explore some of the solutions being considered and deployed.

Scott-Shepard.jpgScott Shepard
Principal Research Analyst, Energy
Guidehouse Insights

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Lee-Whipp.jpgLee Whipp
Director of Purchasing for Fuel and Parts
Schneider National, Inc.

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Brian Johnston.jpgBrian Johnston
Senior Director of Transportation, Operations
Core-Mark

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5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by ESG-integrity-logo.png 

Wednesday, May 25

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote Address: Embracing the Opportunities of Change
For 40 years, Hightowers Petroleum Company has navigated the changing conditions of the transportation market to become one of the leading energy supply businesses in North America, consistently embracing change and seeking new opportunities. Stephen Hightower II will share their story and explain how their core principles – economic equality, local communities and diverse perspectives – have guided their evolution and will lead them to future success as they navigate the growing demands associated with Environment, Social and Governance planning and performance.

Stephen Hightower
Chief Operating Officer
Hightowers Petroleum Company

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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Developing Reliable Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
With electric vehicles being seen as a critical ingredient to reducing emissions, building the infrastructure required to deliver electricity to drivers when and where they need it is a high priority. The federal government is investing $7.5 billion to support the effort and stakeholders from utilities to vehicle manufacturers to local retail business owners to working to provide service to this expanding market. But how many chargers do we need? When and where do we need them? What kind of charging capabilities do we need? How do we ensure consumer access to reliable transportation energy? These are key questions that must be answered to effectively and efficiently support EV drivers.

Tammy-Klein.jpgTammy Klein
Transport Energy Strategies
Fuels Institute Electric Vehicle Council Chair

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Kameale Terry.jpgKameale Terry
CEO
ChargerHelp!

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Jim Burness.jpgJim Burness
CEO
National Car Charging

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Pit Stop Break - Networking

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Consumer Behavior
No vehicle or energy options will have any influence on the environment if consumers do not have access to them or decide to purchase and use them. For that reason, perhaps the most critical ingredient to reducing transportation emissions will be consumer behavior and choice. What do consumers want, what are the critical elements that will drive consumer decisions regarding vehicle choice and what options might exist to guide consumers towards lower emissions options?

Ryan Robinson.jpgRyan Robinson
Automotive Research Leader
Deloitte LLP

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Jeff Lenard.jpgJeff Lenard
Vice President, Strategic Industry Initiatives
NACS

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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Refuel - Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Global-logo.pngHYZON-logo.png

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Keynote Address

Tim Frazier.jpgTim Frazier
Vice President Research and Technology
Cummins Inc.

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2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 

The Future of Biofuels
Biofuels represent a significant low carbon fuel opportunity, yet there remain challenges that limit their ability to support the market’s effort to decarbonize. From policies to market acceptance to feedstock constraints and competition, finding a path in which we can better leverage biofuels is critical. This session will identify the primary challenges and explore opportunities to overcome them and capitalize on the benefits biofuels can deliver.

Jeff Dzierzanowski.jpgJeff Dzierzanowski
New Business Development Manager
Source North America

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Matt Leuck.jpgMatt Leuck
Technical Manager
Neste

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Brian West.jpgBrian West
Chief Automotive Engineer
West Energy and Environment Associates

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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Pit Stop Break - Networking

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

The Outlook for Alternative Decarbonization Options
Addressing emissions from the transportation sector requires a holistic approach that incorporates both the vehicle attributes as well as the energy that powers them. Finding solutions to reduce carbon emissions from the wide variety of vehicles that comprise the transportation sector, as well improving emissions of the more than 270 million legacy vehicles in the U.S., requires careful consideration of a variety of options. This panel will draw upon the experience and perspective of leading experts in the transportation sector to explore what solutions might be possible and feasible in the coming years.

Graham Conway.jpgGraham Conway
Principal Engineer Automotive Propulsions Systems
Southwest Research Institute

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John Farrell.jpgJohn Farrell
Laboratory Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Steve Przesmitzki.jpgSteve Przesmitzki
Laboratory Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies
Argonne National Laboratory

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Peter Kelly Senecal.jpgPeter Kelly Senecal
Owner and Vice President
Convergent Science

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Brett Smith.jpgBrett Smith
Director Technology
Center for Automotive Research

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5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Board of Directors Dinner *Board members only  

Thursday, May 26

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast 

8:00 AM- 8:45 AM

Keynote Address
One of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world, Toyota has been a leader in technology innovation including hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles. In its pursuit of a decarbonized future, the company has adopted a multi-pronged approach seeking to leverage different powertrains and fuels to capitalize on opportunities throughout its diverse vehicle lineup. Monte Kaehr, Group Vice President for Advanced Mobility Research and Development at Toyota Motor North America, will join FUELS2022 to describe the approach Toyota has adopted, discuss some of the key technologies it seeks to leverage and explain why Toyota believes this approach is the most effective way to achieve its decarbonization objectives.

Monte Kaehr.jpgMonte Kaehr
Group Vice President Advanced Research and Development
Toyota Motor North America

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8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Roundtable Discussion:  Reflecting Upon the Paths to Decarbonization
Members of the Fuels Institute Board of Advisors will reflect on the discussions that took place during FUELS2022 and provide their perspective on the state of the market in a moderated, fire-side chat style session.

Jon Scharingson.jpgJon Scharingson
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
Renewable Energy Group

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Bob Wimmer.jpgBob Wimmer
Director Energy and Environmental Research
Toyota Motor North America

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Pam McGinnis.jpgPam McGinnis
Vice President Global Marketing
Phillips 66

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Joel Hirschboeck.jpgJoel Hirschboeck
Senior Vice President Fuel Supply Chain
GetGo Cafe+Market

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10:00 AM

Adjourn

10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Board of Advisors Meeting *Fuels Institute contributors welcome

12:45 PM-2:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting *Board members only  

Registration

Registration is now open!

Type Early Bird After 4/27
Fuels Institute Contributor
Electric Vehicle Council Member
$749 $999
Fuels Institute Non-Contributor $1,149 $1,399
Government / National Laboratory $349
Industry Media Contact Marjorie Kass


Questions? Please contact Kelly Fink.

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Travel

Event Hotel 
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis- Downtown Union Station  
123 West Louisiana Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 631-2221

Room Rates: $189 plus tax 

While there is an attendee room rate, each attendee is responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Hotel group rate code will be provided in registration confirmation email. Hotel group rate code expires on May 6, 2022.

Buyer Beware: Please be vigilant if dealing with companies or services other than the official Fuels Institute event headquarter hotel (noted above) that imply or claim an affiliation with the Fuels Institute. We have been made aware of other housing companies that may market to you or your company to book your guest rooms through their company at supposed significant discounts. Unfortunately, some past attendees (and exhibitors) have fallen prey to these companies and have either: lost significant deposit amounts; been relocated to an alternative hotel with little or no warning; not had the guest rooms they thought they had booked; or not received reservations at the hotel they had thought were confirmed. This has caused great hardships and significant financial loss to these companies and individuals. Reservations made through an agency other than the Fuels Institute official hotel event hotel link will be at your own risk. If you are contacted by another housing company attempting to sell hotel rooms, please notify Fuels Institute Management at chicks@convenience.org.

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