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ACT Expo Gets Underway This Morning in Long Beach, California

May 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: ACT Expo, Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
ACT Expo Gets Underway This Morning in Long Beach, California

The largest clean energy fleet event in the country gets underway this morning at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California, highlighted by workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, displays and more than 250 exhibitors.

Beginning at 8:30 this morning, the expo runs through Thursday with hundreds of leading advanced transportation suppliers in attendance to unveil and display today’s latest innovations and next-generation clean vehicle technologies.

All alternative fuel types will be represented, including natural gas, electric, hybrid, hydrogen, propane autogas and renewable fuels. The CHBC Spring Summit, presented by the California Hydrogen Business Council, will provide a balanced forum for businesses, academia, and government agencies to explore hydrogen and fuel cells through intelligent conversation, surprising presentations, and thought-provoking sessions.

On hand will be an array of senior government officials and industry executives providing their vision of the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in California and the US and laying out their plans for continued technology commercialization.

Below is a synopsis of today’s events in Long Beach:

8:30 a.m. – Welcome by Jeff Serfass, executive director of the California Hydrogen Business Council

8:45 a.m. – Keynote Addresses

9 a.m. – Session I – Strategic Vision of Hydrogen Infrastructure

11 a.m. – Session II – Spotlight on Public Transit

12:30 p.m. – Intermission

1:30 p.m. – Session III – Smart Power with Hydrogen Energy Storage

2:30 p.m. – Session IV – Hydrogen in Class 8 Trucks, Medium Trucks & Port Settings

4:15 p.m. – Session V – Open Discussion & Member Updates

6 p.m. – Reception

The NGVAmerica Technical Forum will provide fleets and other interested parties an open environment to discuss critical issues faced by the NGV industry. In this session, three panels of experts will discuss issues of relevance to those operating natural gas vehicles. In prior years this event was a closed session; however, this year the NGVAmerica Technical Forum will be open to all ACT attendees and fleet operators.

1 p.m. – NGVAmerica Technology & Development Committee Highlights

The NGVAmerica Technology & Development Committee, formed in 2015, includes stakeholders from all aspects of the natural gas vehicle industry. Attendees will learn what NGVAmerica is doing to address some of the technical issues within the NGV industry — CNG system inspections, NGV maintenance facility requirements, etc.— and will have an opportunity to provide input into future goals and priorities for the committee.

2 p.m. – Natural Gas Transit Users Panel

Panel discussion on the current state of natural gas use in the transit industry. Panelists will discuss their experiences and challenges in adopting natural gas as a fuel.

3 p.m. – Innovation & Technology

Come learn about some of the recent product launches and innovations that are helping move the NGV industry forward and products that are still being developed.

Exposition Hall hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday; and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 5.

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