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DATE
March 17, 2006

LOCATI0N
RONALD REAGAN BUILDING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC

Conference Location Map (pdf)

Conference: 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

DME Truck Display: 12:00-7:00 p.m.

About DME Trucks
Summary | Detailed Information (pdf)

 Seminar Photos


HOST
Co-hosted by the Japan International Transport Institute and National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory

Japan International Tranport Institute
Catherine Gilbert
1819 L STREET, N.W. SUITE 1000
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036
PHONE:+1- 202-833-9763
FAX: +1-202-833-9769
jiti@japantransport.com
www.japantransport.com



Activities of our institute are made possible through the generous assistance of the Nippon Foundation.

  The Development and Promotion of Environmentally Friendly Heavy Duty Vehicles such as DME Trucks

PURPOSE
While trucks play important roles in the distribution of goods, trucks are major contributors to NOx and PM emissions in the air. All over the world, emission regulations have been upgraded to address the health concerns associated with NOx and PM. Reduction of NOx emissions can trade off with better fuel economy and CO2 reduction. The further reduction of emissions detrimental to human health has posed serious technological challenge to researchers and engineers. But technological break-throughs have made a reality of the “greener” trucks that can easily clear the most stringent emissions standards in the world, 2010 U.S. regulations. It’s a DME truck.
The development of any “greener” truck alone does not pave the way for the spread of such trucks throughout the nation. How do you supply alternative fuels that run such trucks? How do you bring down the cost of production so that such trucks may be readily available to truck operators? What can a government do to promote such trucks? There are still many questions left unanswered.
This conference introduces to the audience the state of the art emission reduction technology by putting on display a real DME truck in cooperation with Nissan Diesel. This conference explores possible measures to promote clean trucks through speeches and a panel discussion by policy makers and experts from both Japan and the U.S.


AGENDA:

GREETINGS
Jiro Hanyu
President, Japan International Transport Institute
 Bio  Speech Text 

Akira Noda
Executive Director, National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, Japan
 Bio  Presentation 

KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Andre Boehman
Associate Professor of Fuel Science and Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
 Bio  Presentation 

Shuichi Kajitani
Professor, University of Ibaraki, Japan
 Bio  Presentation 

Jim McCandless
Managing Member, Alternative Fuel Technology, LLC
 Bio  Presentation 

Jean-Alain Taupy
Senior Manager, DME Global Downstream Development,
Gas & Power Division, TOTAL S.A.
 Bio  Presentation 

Gene Tierney
Assistant Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Bio  Presentation 

DME TRUCK PRESENTATION
Yoshio Sato
Principal Researcher, Environment Research Department, National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, Japan
 Bio  Presentation 

PANEL DISCUSSION
Shigenori Hiraoka
Senior Representative, JITI will join the keynote speakers in a panel discussion
 Bio  Presentation