2019 Conference Agenda

All events at Georgia World Congress Center unless otherwise noted.

Monday, October 28, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM California NGV Coalition Board of Directors Meeting
Cypress Room-North Tower, Level M2, Omni Hotel
Invitation Only
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM NACV Show Floor Open
Credential pick up at NACV Show Welcome Desk
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM NGVA Federal Government Affairs Committee Meeting – B-308
NGVA State Government Affairs Committee Meeting – B-309
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM NGVA Technology & Development Committee Meeting – B-309
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM U.S. Department of Energy NGV Stakeholder Forum – B-309
Come share your viewpoint and perspective with representatives from DOE and its national laboratories. Receive an update on DOE’s natural gas vehicle research, discuss opportunities and challenges for the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel, and provide valuable insights to inform the research community in this open interactive session.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

NGVA Executive Committee Meeting
Invitation only

This session is sponsored by Cummins Westport


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

8:00 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast – B-308

Sponsored by SoCalGas

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

2019 Annual Meeting / Board of Directors Meeting – B-309
Open to All

Federal Legislative Update
Allison Cunningham, Director, Federal Government Affairs, NGVAmerica

Federal Regulatory Update
Jeffrey Clarke, Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel,

State Advocacy Update
Sherrie Merrow, Director, State Government Advocacy, NGVAmerica

Technology & Development Update
Paul Sandsted, Director, Technology & Sustainability, NGVAmerica

Communications/Industry Marketing Update
Daniel Gage, President, NGVAmerica

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Networking Break
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2019 Industry Summit Opening Luncheon  – B-308

Mitchell Pratt, 2019 NGVAmerica Chairman & Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary, Clean Energy Fuels

Summit Keynote – “Sustainable Shipping”
Scott Phillippi, UPS Senior Director of Maintenance and Engineering – International Operations, Corporate Automotive Engineering

This session is sponsored by Clean Energy Fuels
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Anaerobic Digestion into Biomethane – B-309

“Down on the Farm: The ABCs of Dairy RNG”
Mark Stoermann, Chief Operating Officer, Newtrient

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Advancing Sustainable Transport – B-309
In 2018, 32 percent of all on-road natural gas used as transportation fuel was from renewable sources. As on-road RNG use grows in popularity and demand, how does the NGV sustainability factor expand? What is RNG’s full resource and emissions potential? What does RNG use mean for fleets looking to clear the air and further carbon reduction goals? And how can increased natural gas use in transportation impact an organization’s bottom line and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investment rating?

Moderated by Adam Comora, President, TruStar Energy
• Rick Murphy, Managing Director, Energy Markets, American Gas Association
• Chris Kroeker, Product Manager, Natural Gas Vehicles, NW Natural
• Mike Casteel, Director of Fleet Procurement, UPS (retired)

This session is sponsored by TruStar Energy

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Networking Break

Sponsored by Trillium

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

NG Engine Update – B-309

“Move to Zero x3”
Hugh Donnell, N.A. OEM Truck Business & Market Segment Leader, Cummins Westport, Inc.

This session is sponsored by American Natural Gas

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Marrying Clean Transportation Technologies – B-309

How can electric drivetrain technologies help boost traditional NGVs? How is adsorbed natural gas an emerging option for light-duty? And how will hydrogen and fuel cells impact the NGV industry into the future? This panel poses those questions to a series of experts working to advance various alternative fuel technologies through innovative research and product development.

Moderated by Jim Arthurs, 2019 NGVAmerica Vice Chairman & Executive Vice
President, Westport Fuel Systems, Inc.
• Thomas Healy, Founder & CEO, Hyliion
• David Newton, Commercial Director, Performance Materials, Ingevity
• Chet Dawes, Senior Vice President – Cylinders/Europe, Agility Fuel Solutions

This session is sponsored by Ingevity

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Industry Summit Networking Reception
(heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails served)
Der Biergarten
300 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA

Sponsored by Agility Fuel Solutions, Waste Management, and Westport Fuel Systems


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

8:00 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast – B-309

Sponsored by Southern Company Gas

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM 2019 NGV Industry Excellence Recognition – B-309

Clean Cities-Georgia 25th Anniversary Recognition
Stephanie Stuckey, Co-Coordinator, Clean Cities-Georgia

NGV Achievement Awards Presentation
Daniel Gage, President, NGVAmerica

9:00 AM – 9:35 AM Morning Viewpoints – B-309

“An LDC Perspective on Clean Transportation”
Bryan Batson, President at Atlanta Gas Light & Chattanooga Gas, Senior Vice President Southern Company Gas

“Regulatory Partnerships Advancing Safe, Reliable and Affordable Clean Transportation”
Hon. Tim Echols, Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM

Perspectives from the Field – Insight from Customers and Investors – B-309

“What Were We Thinking?…Lessons Learned and a Bright Future Ahead”
Rita Hansen, Founder & CEO Onboard Dynamics

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Removing Infrastructure Barriers / Expanding Access to Natural Gas – B-309

A variety of new solutions exist today to expand access to natural gas supplies and alleviate risk, improve efficiency, and lower capex costs. These new products and services are allowing entities to put stranded gas to use as well as resolving challenges to regional pipeline constraints.

Moderated by Chad Lindholm, Vice President of Sales, Clean Energy Fuels
• Jon Smith, President, Mobile Pipeline, Hexagon Lincoln
• Enrico Biasetti, CEO, NG Advantage
• Rob Underhill, President, Simple-Fill, Inc.

This session is sponsored by Clean Energy Fuels

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking Break

Sponsored by American Natural Gas

11:15 AM – 12:15 AM

LNG is Making Waves – B-309

Consumers’ growing focus on sustainability and lower carbon solutions along with new environmental regulations – like IMO 2020 – are spurring interest in LNG use in marine applications. Hear how LNG use as a marine fuel is benefiting the movement of people, goods, and commodities in every marine sector – blue, green, and brown water. Why is LNG the best compliance fuel option? What regulatory pressures and economic motivators are moving the marine market to natural gas? And what consumer forces are enabling LNG’s play in the maritime space?

Moderated by Daniel Gage, President, NGVAmerica
• Eric Kuenzli, Director of Fuels, Pivotal LNG
Scott Myers, President, OptiFuel Systems, LLC

This session is sponsored by Applied LNG

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Introduction of 2020 – 2021 NGVAmerica Chair & Industry Summit Conclusion – B-309

Closing Remarks and Industry Summit Concludes

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Networking Afternoon

NACV Show Floor Open

RNG Production & Refueling Facility Tour
Join fellow NGV stakeholders in an afternoon tour of two noteworthy industry facilities in the Greater Atlanta region – Air Liquide Advanced Technologies’ Live Oak landfill gas processing facility and UPS’s new Southeast Metro Automated Routing Terminal (SMART) Hub CNG refueling facility. This small registration fee includes transportation, with pick up and drop off at the GWCC.

Preregistration required

Special Thanks to UPS, Air Liquide, and Southern Company Gas


9-Hole Golf Outing
Network with key contacts over a round of golf at Atlanta’s historic Bobby Jones Golf Course. Opened in 1932, the Bobby Jones Golf Course was the first public golf course in Atlanta and a tribute to one of the greatest golfers of all time: Bob Jones. The Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation transformed the course in 2018 into a facility worthy of his name featuring a revolutionary new golf course design with two flags on every green! Registration fee includes a box lunch, two drink tickets, club rentals, and roundtrip transportation from the GWCC.

Preregistration required