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HDD releases 2023 schedule and keynote speaker

March 7, 2023
The 2023 Heavy-Duty Diesel Sustainable Transport Symposium released a detailed schedule of its sessions and speakers.

SAE International’s Heavy-Duty Diesel Sustainable Transport Symposium (HDD) has released its 2023 session topics and keynote speaker for the May 3-4, 2023 event held at the Chalmers Conference Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Developed in collaboration with Johnson Matthey, Volvo and NGK, sessions will run from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 4. The full, detailed schedule can be found on SAE International’s website. The topics covered on Wednesday will include:

  • Welcome Opening and Keynote Session – 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Challenges of Global Regulations and Standards Outlook – 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Emission Control 1 (Future Systems) – 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Emission Control II (Component Optimization) – 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The following day, conference sessions will include:

  • Alternative Powertrain Technology I (BEV, Fuel Cell) – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Alternative Powertrain Technology II (H2 ICE) – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sustainability of Truck Mobility – 2:00 – 4:10 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion on Sustainable Transport – 4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Lars Stenqvist, the executive VP of Volvo Group Trucks Technology and the chief technology officer of the Volvo Group. Stenqvist will be discussing zero-emission propulsion technologies for heavy transport and how technology will enable further development in the industry.

Afterwards, the Challenges of Global Regulations and Standards Outlook will include an overview of a new proposal on exhaust and non-exhaust emission limits, as well as an extension of the list of pollutants that will be measured updated compliance timelines. Following this, Sydney Vergis, chief for the Mobile Source Control Division with CARB, will present on the pathway to zero-emission trucks in California. Next, Dr. Ameya Joshi, Corning Inc., will provide an overview of global regulations for heavy-duty vehicle emissions, and the session will conclude with a presentation on the requirements for commercial vehicles to transition to zero-emission powertrains.

The first Emission Control session will cover ICE emission control technology, EATS for heavy-duty Euro 7 Emission Levels, and a study on the use of thermal management to manage emissions on a heavy-duty diesel demonstrator vehicle. The second Emission Control session will discuss advanced filtration technologies, catalyst and system development, and other methods to meet upcoming Euro 7 regulations.

The second day of the conference will discuss the Cellcentric’s development of fuel cell systems, the changes in hydrogen infrastructure and storage for heavy-duty transport, how fuel cell systems can be designed for heavy-duty vehicles, and the challenges facing the development battery-electric heavy-duty trucks and buses.

The second session on May 4 will cover heavy-duty hydrogen ICE and aftertreatment systems as well as the challenges and opportunities of this technology’s development and focus on the high pressure direct injection combustion approach for heavy-duty engines. The third session will compare the life cycles of various powertrains, discuss renewable fuels’ ability to reduce GHG emissions, examine renewable retrofit solutions for compression ignition engines, and consider the outlook for sustainable transport before concluding with the panel discussion.

Early-bird registration for the conference is still in effect until April 4, with SAE member pricing at $1,250 and non-member pricing at $1,650. After this point, prices for both brackets will increase by $200.