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Workshop 895

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles: Keeping Up with Rapidly Changing Technology Options

Thursday, January 12 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM ET
Workshop
Michael Scarpino, OST-R/Volpe Center,
Diane Turchetta, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),

Marcy Rood, Argonne National Laboratory
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies (Changed to Standing Committee on Alternative Fuels and Technologies, AMS40, on 4/15/2020) (ADC80)

This workshop discusses the use of advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuel use in a rapidly changing environment. The technology to support these vehicles and fueling infrastructure has rapidly evolved over the last 5 years and will continue to do so in the future. The workshop will provide an overview of some of the technology options available today and provide a preview of some of the newer innovations that could shape the transportation sector in the future.



8:00 – 8:30:  Welcome/Introductions

·         Overview of Current US DOT and US DOE Alternative Fuel Initiatives

Diane Turchetta, US DOT-FHWA, Marcy A. Rood, Argonne National Laboratory

Mike Scarpino, US DOT- Volpe Center

 

8:30 – 9:45:  Panel 1 – Technology and Industry Trends (15 mins/presenter)

 

·         Inductive Charging and Highway Pavement Considerations

Eric Weaver, US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

 

·         Analysis & Best Practices of National Electric Vehicle Charging Deployment Scenarios

Jim Franfort, Idaho National Laboratory

 

·         Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines Initiative

Alicia Lindauer, US Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technology Office

 

·         Implications of Sustainability for the United States Light-Duty Transportation Sector

Dr. Chris Gearhart, National Renewable Energy Laboratory



9:45 -10:00:   Break/Networking

 

 

10:00 – 11:45:  Panel 2 – Current Projects/Activities (15 mins/presenter)

 

·         City of Columbus Smart Cities Challenge Electric Vehicle Activities

Sam Spofforth, Clean Fuels Ohio

 

·         SARTA Fuel Cell Transit Bus Deployment

Kirt Conrad, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority

 

·         Northeast Alternative Fuel Corridor Designation

David Pelletier, Vermont Agency of Transportation

 

·         MA Vehicle-to-Grid Electric School Bus Pilot Program

Steve Russell, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

 

·         Renewable Natural Gas Use in Refuse Fleet

Monica White, Edgar & Associates, Inc.

 

 

11:45 – Noon:  Wrap Up

 



Title Presentation Number
Inductive Charging and Highway Pavement Considerations
Eric Weaver, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
P17-21088
Analysis & Best Practices of National Electric Vehicle Charging Deployment Scenarios
James Francfort, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
P17-21090
Implications of Sustainability for the United States Light-Duty Transportation Sector
Chris Gearhart, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
P17-21091
Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines Initiative
Alicia Lindauer, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
P17-22212
City of Columbus Smart Cities Challenge Electric Vehicle Activities
Sam Spofforth
P17-22213
SARTA Fuel Cell Transit Bus Deployment
Kirt Conrad, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority
P17-22214
Northeast Alternative Fuel Corridor Designation
Dave Pelletier, Vermont Agency of Transportation
P17-22215
MA Vehicle-to-Grid Electric School Bus Pilot Program
Stephen Russell
P17-22216
Renewable Natural Gas Use in Refuse Fleet
Monica White
P17-22217

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