Summit Agenda

First Organizational Meeting & Industry Summit

All sessions open to all TTPSummit conference participants unless otherwise noted.

Agenda subject to change.

Monday, June 24, 2024

9:00 am
Registration Desk Opens
Vanderbilt Ballroom Lobby
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Virtual Pipeline Working Group Safety Summit
Vanderbilt I & II

1:00 pm to 3:30 pmTTP Board of Directors Meeting
Gulch III
TTP Board members and invited guests only
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Technology & Development Committee Meeting
Vanderbilt I & II
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Welcome to Nashville Reception
Vanderbilt Ballroom Lobby


Tuesday, June 25, 2024

7:00 am
Registration Desk Opens
Vanderbilt Ballroom Lobby
7:00 am to 8:00 am

Breakfast Available


8:00 am to 8:30 am

Call to Order & Welcome
Daniel Gage, President, The Transport Project

State of the Industry
Marty Tufte, Chair, The Transport Project and Corporate Fleet Director, WM

8:30 am to 9:10 amKeynote: Global Energy Market Overview
Marina Domingues, Vice President, Hydrogen Americas, Rystad Energy
9:10 am to 10:00 am

Achieve Better Than Zero Today with RNG
As the majority natural gas motor fuel in the U.S., RNG continues to grow in popularity and demand. Will there be enough? How does RNG expand the NGV sustainability factor? What is RNG’s full resource and emissions potential?

Randy Beck, Senior Director, WMRE
Adam Comora, Co-CEO, OPAL Fuels
Ryan Erickson, Vice President, Trillium Energy Solutions
Andrew J. Littlefair, President & CEO, Clean Energy
Marianne Mintz, Team Leader/Principal Transportation Systems Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory

Moderated by Lynn Lyon, Director of Sustainable Transportation, U.S. Energy


10:30 am to 10:50 amNetworking Break
10:20 am to 11:05 am

The Hydrogen Fueling Future
Hear what options, breakthroughs, challenges, and opportunities lay ahead for hydrogen-fueled trucking in this discussion by gaseous fuel experts and hydrogen fueling pioneers.

Nico Bouwkamp, Business Development Manager H2, GTI Energy
Roland Cordero, Director of Maintenance & Vehicle Technology, Foothill Transit
Connor Dolan, VP of External Affairs, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
Hernan Henriquez, Vice President of Sales, BayoTech

Moderated by Bart Sowa, R&D Manager, GTI Energy

11:05 am to 12:00 pm

Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Technologies
Hear updates on new gaseous-fueled product developments from truck and engine manufacturers plus fleets employing these technologies.

John Bartel, Director, Volvo Trucks N.A.
Steve Boyer, VP of Commercial, Hyzon
Chuck Coppa, CEO/CFO, American Power Group
Puneet Jhawar, General Manager, Global Alternate Fuels & Fuel Delivery System Business, Cummins Inc.
Alexey Stiop, Regional Technical Manager, Valvoline Global
Chris Walters, Head of North America Public Affairs, FPT Industrial, a division of Iveco Group
Ashley Zachariah, Technology Expert, Energy Applications, Linde Inc.

Moderated by Ian MacDonald, Vice President of Sales, Hexagon Agility


12:00 pm to 1:00 pmLunch Available
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The Transport Project has Launched. Now What?
Where is the gaseous fuels industry headed? What challenges and opportunities lay ahead? How should The Transport Project respond? Join this inclusive interactive exercise to help develop our five-year plan for TTP.

Facilitated by Jim Arthurs, President, JD Arthurs & Associates, Ltd.

4:30 pm to 6:00 pmTTP Political Leadership Council Meeting & Reception
PLC Members Only
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

TTP Annual Networking Reception
L27 Rooftop

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

7:00 am
Registration Desk Opens
Vanderbilt Ballroom Lobby
7:00 am to 8:00 amBreakfast Available
8:00 am to 9:30 am

Regulatory Round Up
Hear quick informational updates from subject matter experts on a variety of regulations impacting the transportation sector and freight industry.

California ACT, ACF, and Omnibus
Ryan Kenny, Policy Director – Western U.S., Clean Energy Fuels
Nicole Rice, President, California Renewable Transportation Alliance

Clean Fuel Standards – State and Federal
Brett Barry, Senior Policy Advisor, Clean Energy Fuels
Sherrie Merrow, Director of State Government Affairs, The Transport Project

GHG Corporate Reporting Compliance – Federal, State, and EU
Adam Comora, Co-CEO, OPAL Fuels

U.S. EPA Renewable Fuel Standard
Michael Jensen, Senior Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs, WM

Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits – Sections 48, 45v, 45z Impact on RNG
Heather Dziedzic, VP of Policy, American Biogas Council

U.S. EPA Clean Trucks Plan – Air Pollution + GHG Phase 3
Jeff Clarke, Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs & General
Counsel, The Transport Project

Moderated by Ashley Remillard, Senior Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs, Hexagon Agility

9:30 am to 10:20 am

Political Leadership Council Federal Update

The Transport Project’s Political Leadership Council presents this outlook by a panel of veteran federal transportation and trucking industry advocates. What’s next from EPA and NHTSA? Will the AFTC be extended and the RNG credit find a footing? What’s the status of Inflation Reduction Act tax provisions? What could Washington look like in a second Biden or Trump administration? Will the House or Senate change hands? How will Election 2024 impact federal transportation and energy policies?

Heather Dziedzic, VP of Policy, American Biogas Council
Chris McCannell, Deputy Managing Director, GrayRobinson P.A.
Andrew Okuyiga, Vice President of Public Affairs, UPS
Joshue St.Pierre, Manager of Legislative Affairs, American Public Gas Association

Moderated by Jeff Clarke, Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel, The Transport Project

10:20 am to 10:40 am
Networking Break
10:40 am to 11:30 am

The Realities of Achieving True Net Zero

Hear The Transport Project case for an all-of-the-above no-carbon transportation solution strategy where cost, grid limitations, and total planet impact – including lifecycle emissions, component/fuel sourcing, and the recycling and disposal of spent materials and byproducts – are fully factored.

Jim Arthurs, President, JD Arthurs & Associates Ltd.
Mike Casteel, Director of Fleet Procurement, UPS – retired
Marty Tufte, Chair, The Transport Project and Corporate Fleet Director, WM

Moderated by Daniel Gage, President, The Transport Project

11:30 am to 12:00 amAchievement Award Presentations
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Lunch Available
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Gas-Fueled Microgrids
Natural gas and hydrogen can assist in fleet electrification through multiple innovative microgrid technologies now on the market. Here’s how.

Bobby Cherian, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs, Hyliion Karno
Lynn Lyon, Director of Sustainable Transportation, U.S. Energy
Robert Schueffner, Energy Transition Commercial Growth Manager, Caterpillar

Anders Thulin, Sr. Originator – Mobility, Mainspring

Moderated by Daniel Gage, President, The Transport Project

1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

Fuel Quality is Critical
This panel will focus on gas quality and RNG interconnects as well as review hydrogen blending activities already underway.

Chad Fohne, Global Fuel Delivery System Integration, Cummins Inc.
Saba Momayez, Clean Transportation Program Manager, SoCalGas
Tim Tiger, Analyst/Emerging Technology and Innovation, Southwest Gas
John Tiquet, Manager Fleet – Equipment Performance, WM

Moderated by Chris Byers, Manager CNG Design, Construction & Operations, Piedmont Natural Gas

2:30 pm to 3:10 pm

Fleet Operation and Fueling Safety
A review of evolving operational safety and training considerations and best practices for drivers, fuelers, servicers, first responders, and virtual pipeliners.

Chris Culberson, Manager Customer Care, Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies
David Cate, Manager, Program Management, Hexagon Agility
Nitesh Shroff, Engineer IV – Product Development, Heil Environmental

Moderated by Mike Zimmerman, General Manager, Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies

3:30 pm
Conference Concludes

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