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LowCVP 2019 Annual Conference

LowCVP Annual Conference 8 July 2019

The LowCVP’s 2019 Annual Conference, taking place in Westminster, London on Monday 8 July, will focus on the low carbon fuels agenda; acknowledging the momentum behind moves to ‘electrify everything’, while analysing which other fuel types can support the drive to cut emissions in the short, medium and long-term as well as which policy interventions are required to support them.

The event will feature discussions around sustainable biofuels, hydrogen and new generation, low emission fuels.

The LowCVP Conference will form part of a two-day fuels-focused event (8-9th July). Sponsored by Shell, the LowCVP Conference 2019 is held in collaboration with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and in association with the Renewable Energy Association (REA).

The two events focusing on future fuels will be co-located at One Birdcage Walk. Monday’s “Future Fuels on the Road to Zero” will focus on fuels policy. Tuesday’s “Low Carbon Transport: Engineering the Fuels of the Future”, run by IMechE, will focus on fuels practice, technology and emissions testing.

The 2019 LowCVP Conference is being held in association with the Renewable Energy Association who will be collaborating in a parallel discussion on the role of next generation fuels during the afternoon session.

A post-conference evening drinks reception will be held in the grand Elizabethan style Library at One Birdcage Walk, bringing together delegates and participants from both events, as well as invited MPs, Lords and other VIPs.

Monday 8 July 2019

One Birdcage Walk, Westminster

Event held in collaboration with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and in association with Renewable Energy Association (REA)

In Association with London Climate Action Week 1-8 July

Sponsored by Shell

DRAFT AGENDA (subject to change)




Welcome and introduction

Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP


The climate context; twelve years for 1.5 degrees C

Prof Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research


Electrification, yes; but what else for the road transport sector in delivering decarbonisation?

Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Member of the Committee on Climate Change


Future fuels for road transport

Prof Neville Jackson, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Ricardo




Break, networking and exhibitions


Can electrification alone deliver the ‘Road to Zero’ or do we need a more nuanced strategy?

‘Courtroom’ discussion (style of BBC’s ‘Moral Maze’)

Chair: Adam Chase, Director, E4Tech


• Greg Archer, UK Director, T&E

• Philippa Oldham, Head of National Network Programmes, Advanced Propulsion Centre

• Gaynor Hartnell, Head of Renewable Transport Fuels, Renewable Energy Association

• Jo Coleman OBE, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell


• Prof Dave Greenwood, Leader of the Advanced Propulsion Systems team, Warwick Manufacturing Group (Battery progress & future prospects)

• Prof Rob Morgan, Professor of Thermal Propulsion Systems, University of Brighton (Freight and hard-to-electrify applications)

• Amanda Lyne, Chair, HFCA (Hydrogen and fuel cells)

• Jeremy Tomkinson, CEO, NNFCC (Biofuels)

• Anna Lindt, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (Motor industry fuels perspective) (tbc)


Discussion with participants – Q&A


Lunch, networking and exhibitions


Welcome back and introduction

Chair tbc


Ministerial keynote

Minister of State for Transport (tbc)

Followed by a Q&A session


Future fuels; the view from a transport operator

Speaker tbc


Next generation fuels – overview

Gaynor Hartnell, Head of Renewable Transport Fuels, Renewable Energy Association


Short tea/coffee break



The commercialisation of next generation fuels

Chair: Gaynor Hartnell, Head of Renewable Transport Fuels, Renewable Energy Association


• Ben Madden, Director of Element Energy and Project Coordinator, H2ME Mobility

• Neville Hargreaves, Business Development Director, Velocys

• Andy Cornell, Finance and Commercial Director, Progressive Energy

Followed by discussion and Q&A



Maximising the benefits of current, sustainable transport fuels

Chair: Jonathan Murray, Policy and Operations Director, LowCVP


• Aaron Berry, Deputy Head, Low Carbon Fuels Division, Department for Transport (Carbon and sustainability standards in transition fuels)

• Grant Pearson, Commercial Director, Ensus (Biofuels policy, E10)

• Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General, ePURE (International perspective; implementation of RED2) Followed by discussion and Q&A


Government low carbon fuels strategy for transport

Rachel Solomon Williams, Energy Technology and Innovation, Department for Transport


Conference summary and LowCVP plans

Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP

17.30- 19.00

Networking Reception (Library)

An opportunity to network in the grand Elizabethan-style library at One Birdcage Walk with VIP guests.

Guest speaker/s to be confirmed

Note: The LowCVP Conference will be followed on 9 July by an IMechE-led event focused on future fuels (engineering and practice) at the same venue.

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