March 17, 2006
RONALD REAGAN BUILDING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC
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
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Co-hosted by the Japan International Transport Institute and National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory
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Activities of our institute are made possible through the generous assistance of the Nippon Foundation.
Development and Promotion of Environmentally Friendly Heavy
Duty Vehicles such as DME Trucks
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
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.
President, Japan International Transport Institute
Executive Director, National Traffic Safety and Environment
Associate Professor of Fuel Science and Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Professor, University of Ibaraki, Japan
Managing Member, Alternative Fuel Technology, LLC
Senior Manager, DME Global Downstream Development,
Gas & Power Division, TOTAL S.A.
Assistant Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
DME TRUCK PRESENTATION
Principal Researcher, Environment Research Department, National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, Japan
Senior Representative, JITI will join the keynote speakers in a panel discussion