Natural gas vehicle trends, technologies and implementation

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 ·
Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, Eau Claire, WI
Cost: Free
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With an ever-worsening world oil supply and demand imbalance, as well as gas and diesel fuel prices projected to increase significantly, there is a need to consider the diversification of transportation fuel portfolios across light, medium and heavy duty fleets. Explore natural gas vehicle (NGV) trends, technologies and implementation strategies during this in-depth informational session. These courses build upon those previously presented in March of 2012.

Explore the economic trends behind natural gas vehicle (NGV) transitions and conversions. Identify and understand appropriate applications; vehicle, sales, service and fueling options and availability; facility modification requirements; and payback and life-cycle-cost savings opportunities. Discover the similarities and differences between NGV engine technologies, performance capabilities, maintenance requirements and fuel economy. Representatives who transitioned to NGV fleets, including Cummins, Indiana Geothermal and Kwik Trip, Inc., will share firsthand experiences and practical tips.

As a result of this training, you will be able to:

  • Assess and prioritize vehicles that offer the best application for conversion and/or transition to natural gas.
  • Identify which vehicles are available from original equipment manufacturers and which vehicle retrofit systems are available through specialty vehicle manufacturers.
  • Describe the component costs of NGV conversion/transition and evaluate the economics of various fueling options.
  • Define the relationship between vehicle conversion cost, duty-cycle, fuel use and payback calculations, life-cycle-cost savings and internal rate of return/return on investment.
  • Understand the facility requirements for compressed and liquid natural gas.

Who should attend?

Public and private fleet owners and managers including delivery services, waste management, taxis, car rental and municipal services; managers of businesses that provide NGV conversions or refueling stations; manufacturers and distributors of NGVs.

Reviews of past CNG courses

"Good training"
"Very well planned event"
"Plenty of excellent information"

AGENDA

7:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8 am–noon: Program

Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center
5872 33rd Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
715.874.2900