Cenex LCV2014 Seminar Programme

Please note that this programme may be subject to change without notice.

LCV2014 provides excellent showcasing and networking opportunities and is unmissable for all those in the Low Carbon Vehicle Industry. We have put much thought into compiling our seminar programme, ensuring it provides relevance to the industry and we are confident all speakers will provide invaluable knowledge and expertise. Please click on the session title to find out more about each presentation and the session speakers.

Innovate UK is running an on-stand forum in Hall 3 on both days, click here for more information.

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Day 1 — 10th September 2014

Day 2 — 11th September 2014

Official Opening and Key Note Addresses

10th September – Main Plenary – 09:50-10:50

This keynote session will serve as the official opening for LCV2014 and will include a speech from an invited Minister, who will provide an update on Government industrial policy and policy for low and ultra carbon vehicles. Jerry Hardcastle OBE, Chair of the Technical Working Group of the Automotive Council, will provide an update on Automotive Council supported initiatives. Iain Gray, CEO of the Technology Strategy Board, will review Technology Strategy Board initiatives and reference the latest competition winners.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Welcome to LCV2014 Brendan Connor - view bio

Chairman – Cenex

Driving Success - Delivering Growth and Sustainability Jerry Hardcastle - view bio

Chairman – Automotive Council Techonology Group

Creating the future of transport Iain Gray - view bio

Chief Executive – Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board)


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Motor Industry Global Trends Debate

10th September – Main Plenary – 11:00-12:30

Join our industry leaders as they provide a motor industry perspective on technology priorities and product planning associated with key low and ultra-low carbon vehicle pathways. During the session, all speakers will present on their organisation’s viewpoint regarding technology pathways to vehicle decarbonisation, followed by a group panel debate, discussing the key issues with questions and input from the audience.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s Introduction Prof. David Greenwood - view bio

Professor, Advanced Propulsion Systems - The University of Warwick

BMW i. The Future of Mobility Glenn Schmidt - view bio

Head of Steering Government Affairs – BMW Group

Toyota's Efforts Toward Sustainable Mobility Katsuhiko Hirose - view bio

Project General Manager, R&D Management Division – Toyota Motor Corporation

Volkswagen’s strategic plans and goals relating CO2-emission-reductions Dr Volker Kaese - view bio

Leader technical project steering team XL1s – Volkswagen

Nissan’s stategy towards futher ZE integration: Renewable Energy and Urban Air Quality Olivier Paturet - view bio

General Manager Zero Emission Strategy – Nissan Europe

Panel Discussion

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UK Capabilities Development

10th September – Main Plenary – 14:00-15:30

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Sponsored by: Advanced Propulsion Centre UK

UK companies and universities have world leading expertise in the technologies required to decarbonise road transport. The competitiveness challenge is one of how to industrialise and commercialise these technologies across the full range of motor industry applications. Tony Pixton, Chief Executive of the Advanced Propulsion Centre will provide a keynote address on the role of the Advanced Propulsion Centre in supporting UK capabilities development. The session will then explore the critical success factors underpinning the business case for UK low carbon vehicle investments focused on innovation and exploitation.

Tony Pixton, CEO of the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC UK) will provide an overview of the work of Automotive Council, including announcing winners of the second APC competition.

Daniel Mouawad, CEO of SEMLEP, will present on the role of Local Enterprise Partnerships in supporting growth and capabilities development across the UK motor industry and with specific reference to the SEMLEP region with its focus on High Performance Technology.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s Introduction Mike Hawes - view bio

Chief Executive – SMMT

Turning technologies into products: How the APC can help Tony Pixton - view bio

Chief Executive – APC UK

Making the UK the best place to invest in Low Carbon Vehicles (reflection and delivering on the potential) Tony Harper - view bio

Head of Research and Advanced Systems Engineering – Jaguar Land Rover

People, Products & Processes: The essential ingredients for sustainable British Manufacturing Richard Bruges - view bio

Cheif Executive – Productiv

A LEP perspective on capability developmentg Daniel Mouawad - view bio

Chief Executive – SEMLEP

Panel Discussion

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Technology Trends: Bus, Truck, NRMM and Rail

10th September – Dome 1 – 11:00-12:30

Low carbon powertrains are being developed for bus, truck, Non Road Mobile Machinery and rail applications. Speakers supporting this session will explore the market potential and engineering requirements associated with these markets, including exploring opportunities for cross sector collaboration.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s Introduction Dr Bob Moran - view bio

Head of Regulation, R&D and Procurement – OLEV

Driving Transport Towards Tomorrow Nick Blake - view bio

Head of Engineering – Mercedes-Benz

Low Carbon Technologies for the FutureRailway David Clarke - view bio

Director – Future Railway Enabling Innovation Team

GKN Developments in eDrive Technology for Heavy Duty Applications Jules Carter - view bio

Head of Innovation – GKN Land Systems

Battery pack design for commercial vehicle EV propulsion Sean Lamprell - view bio

Chief Engineer, Controls and xEV Product Group – MIRA

Panel Discussion

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Low Carbon Vehicle Design through Virtual Engineering

10th September – Dome 1 – 14:00-15:30

Computer simulations can now be applied to represent all aspects of a vehicle, including the underlying requirements, components and how those components interact with one another at a system level. This enables designers to either test multiple designs before any hardware is available, or to test conditions that are either difficult or expensive to replicate in the real world. Iterating between modelling and simulation can improve the quality of the system design at an early stage, ultimately reducing the number of errors found later in the design process.

This session will offer an overview of the advancements made in virtual engineering and simulation in relation to low carbon vehicle design and optimisation. Case studies will be presented by software developers/vendors and end users to demonstrate "real-world" examples of how the modern development cycle of ‘simulate, design and test’ results in higher quality products, at lower costs and delivered in shorter timescales.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s Introduction Prof. Matthias Wellers - view bio

Managing Director – AVL Powertrain UK

Component sizing of hybrid-electric powertrains over multiple drive-cycles Dr Kathryn Taylor - view bio

R&D Engineer – Romax Technology

From CFD to track and road Jon Paton - view bio

Project Team Leader – TotalSim Ltd

Toward predictive design tools: From data-driven to physics-based models Dr Amit Bhave - view bio

CEO – Cmcl innovations

Multi-domain physical modelling to enable whole vehicle optimisation Mike Dempsey - view bio

Managing Director – Claytex

CAE applied to low-carbon off-road vehicle design. Guy Blundell

Caterpillar UK

Panel Discussion

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Performance Engineering for Low Carbon

10th September – Dome 1 – 16:00-17:15

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Sponsored by: MIA & NVN

‘High-Performance Hybrids – the Vanguard for Low Carbon Vehicle Technologies?’

At this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour Race, three OEMs – Audi, Porsche and Toyota – fought a battle to win based upon energy efficiency rather than outright performance. All three were hybrids, but they chose different engine capacities, different cylinder configurations, different fuels, different means of energy storage, and different drive combinations.

Meanwhile, Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche are building hyper-cars for the road which all use hybridisation to gain a competitive edge and bring energy efficiency to the fore - in perhaps the most unlikely of market sectors.

From LeMans to the supercar showroom, car companies are adopting the very latest hybrid electric vehicle technologies. This session examines the adoption of low carbon vehicle technologies in high performance sports and racing cars, not only from an engineering perspective but also as a step on the pathway to the wider adoption of hybrid electric technologies in low carbon vehicles of all types.

This session will include presentations on how low carbon technologies are being introduced into high performance passenger and race cars, exploring what technologies can deliver and the implications for the future of low carbon vehicles of all types.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s Introduction Dr Viv Stephens - view bio

Director – Niche Vehicle Network

From Race To Road - More Relevant Than Ever? Nick Carpenter

Technical Director – Delta Motorsport

Hybridization and Personalization of a Super Sports Car Gabriele Pieraccini - view bio

Senior Project Manager – Bosch Engineering

Halo Hybrids – How Supercars Help Lead The Way Steve Sapsford - view bio

Global Market Sector Director – Ricardo Engineering

How F1 Technology and processes were used in the Jaguar C-X75 Ian Cluett - view bio

Head of Powertrain - Williams Advanced Engineering


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Delivering Carbon Savings in Logistics

10th September – Dome 2 – 15:00-16:35

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Sponsored by: Technology Strategy Board

The Low Carbon Truck trial, co-funded by the TSB, DfT and OLEV, set out to demonstrate low carbon truck technologies in real-world settings and, as well as priming the UK with a series of open access and third party access gas refuelling stations, will provide a body of evidence to support fleet and government decision making in support of the UK low carbon agenda. The trial is set to deploy over 350 low carbon trucks and over 25 refuelling stations.

The session will introduce the low carbon truck trial and key information to date to the wider sector. Third parties are invited to join the low carbon truck trial consortia for a presentation session and discussion activity.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
  Session Chair Andy Eastlake - view bio

Managing Director – LowCVP

Welcome note Jon Horsley - view bio

LCV - Lead Technologist – Innovative UK (Technology Strategy Board)

Technology Implementation for Low Carbon HGVs Andy Eastlake - view bio

Managing Director – LowCVP

Low Carbon Truck Trial Update Chris Walsh - view bio

Head of Technical Support & Consultancy – Cenex

Operating Trucks on Used Cooking Oil Rob Wright - view bio

Head of Distribution - United Biscuits

Reducing Emissions in Logistics Dr Will Midgley - view bio

Research Associate - Centre for Sustainable Road Freight - University of Cambridge

Final Remarks and Close Andy Eastlake - view bio

Managing Director – LowCVP

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Low Carbon Vehicle Market Transformation

11th September – Main Plenary – 09:30-10:45

This session will provide an overview of the key themes of day two, including keynote addresses from government, industry and academic thought leaders. Topics to be addressed include market transformation through e-mobility, H2-mobility, smart and intelligent mobility.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s Introduction Andy Eastlake - view bio

Managing Director – LowCVP

Progressing the UK's ULEV strategy Richard Bruce - view bio

Head of OLEV – OLEV

Making sense of e-mobility (Robert Evans)
Making sense of e-mobility (Stefan Buchele)
Robert Evans - view bio

Chair – UKEVSE

Stefan Buchele - view bio

International Cooperation, Funding Policy - e-mobil BW

Global H2Mobility initiatives – what they mean for FCEV introduction Dennis Hayter - view bio

Vice President, Goverment & External programmes – Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Mobility for a Low Carbon Future Steve Yianni - view bio

CEO – Transport Systems Catapult


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The Business of Low Carbon Vehicles

11th September – Main Plenary – 11:00-12:30

Sponsored by: UKTI

The first half of the session will explore key features of the UK innovation ecosystem from both and government perspective and by reference to a case study of a UK company which has leveraged UK technical and financial assistance to innovate.

The second half of the session will explore international trade opportunities for low carbon vehicle technologies in the rapid expanding markets of India and China.

This session will include case study based development and exporting evidence and provide the opportunity to hear first-hand from AIO, KPMG, Tata Motors, Torotrak & others.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s Introduction Joe Greenwell - view bio


John Leech - view bio

Head of Automotive Sector – KPMG

UK Industrial Strategy Ashley Roberts

Deputy Head of BIS Automotive Unit – BIS

Market Forecast – Scene Setting Ben Scott - view bio

Analyst – IHS

Case Study – An innovators perspective Jon Hilton - view bio

Product Development and Sales Director – Torotrak

Opportunities in India Dr John Richmond - view bio

Group Chief Engineer of Advanced Engineering, Tata Motors European Technical Centre – TATA

Opportunities in China Isbrand Ho - view bio

Managing Director, BYD Europe – BYD Auto


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Intelligent Mobility and Low Carbon Vehicles

11th September – Main Plenary – 14:00-15:30

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Sponsored by: Automotive Council

This session will provide attendees with an overview of the opportunities associated with the Intelligent Mobility and the synergistic linkages with low carbon vehicle development and deployment. The session will commence with an overview of the scope and areas of interest of the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services Innovation Platform, followed by an update on the work of Transport Systems Catapult. A speaker from industry and a speaker from academia will provide additional context for the smart mobility revolution.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s introductory remark Prof. John Miles - view bio

Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professor in Transitional Energy Strategies – University of Cambridge

Technology and research perspective Prof. Ricardo Martinez-Botas - view bio

Professor of Turbo-machinery – Imperial College London

Industry perspective Graham Hoare - view bio

Director – Global Vehicle Evaluation & Verification Ford Product Development – Ford Motor Company

Policy considerations Michael Hurwitz - view bio

Director, Energy, Technology & International – Department for Transport

Panel Session

Additional Members:
Andrew Everett - Chief Strategy officer - Transport Systems Catapult - view bio
Mike Biddle - Deputy Director- Innovation Programmes - Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board) - view bio

Audience Q&A
Chair’s summary Prof. John Miles - view bio

Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professor in Transitional Energy Strategies – University of Cambridge

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Energy for Transport: Implications on the wider energy system of the transition to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

11th September – Dome 1 – 11:00-12:30

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Sponsored by: Office for Low Emission Vehicles

The global motor industry is pursuing technology development for the decarbonisation of road transport. This decarbonisation depends on leveraging lower carbon energy alternatives to diesel and petrol. This Energy for Transport session will explore the implications for UK energy systems associated with a transition to alternatively fuelled ultra low carbon vehicles. Keynote speakers will present explore contrasting decarbonisation pathways using electricity, bio-fuels and hydrogen and how these pathways align with decarbonisation of UK energy generation and supply. Experts will join a panel discussion to explore the issues and opportunities associated with these transition pathways from a national, city and rural perspective

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s Introduction Davy Thielens - view bio

Principal Consultant – PA Consulting

Energy Provision for Low Carbon Vehicles Liam Lidstone - view bio

Strategy Manager for Light Vehicle Integration and for Energy Storage – Energy Technologies Institute

Hydrogen as an Energy Vector – Infrastructure development story David Hurren - view bio

Business Unit Manager Special Products and Services –Air Liquide

Re-fuelling the Countryside (Mike Woollacot)
Panel Discussion

Additional Members:
Professor Nilay Shah, Professor of Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London - view bio
Mike Woollacott, Managing Director, Greenwatt Technology (representing the Royal Agricultural Society of England) - view bio
Ben Davison, Head of Energy Issues, OLEV - view bio
Jerome Glass - Deputy Director, Strategy - Department of Energy and Climate Change - view bio

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University Showcase

11th September – Dome 1 – 14:00-15:30

Sponsored by: EPSRC

This session will showcase leading edge research from UK academia covering key aspects of low carbon vehicle technology development.

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Timing Presentation Title Speaker
Chairman’s Introduction Prof. Neville Jackson - view bio

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer – Ricardo

Lightweighting Prof. Nick Warrior - view bio

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – The University of Nottingham

Electric machines and power electronics Prof. Phil Mawby - view bio

Professor, Electrical and Electronic Stream – The University of Warwick

What's next for internal combustion engine? Dr Rob Morgan - view bio

Principal Research Fellow – University of Brighton

On Board Energy storage and management; EPSRC activities Prof Rob Thring - view bio

Chair in Fuel Cell Engineering – Loughborough University

Paul Jennings (WMG) - view bio



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