1st Global Symposium on Advancing Methanol Engines for Sustainable Transport

  • Grand Hotel Sigtún Reykjavík, Capital Region, Austurbær Iceland

Grand Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland February 23 8:00 – 17:00 hrs

8:00 Registration and refreshments

Opening Session

8:30 Opening statement

Ragnheidur Elin Arnadottir, Minister of Industry and Commerce

8:45 A vision for Low Carbon Methanol Fuel

KC Tran, CEO and co-founder Carbon Recycling International (CRI)

9:00 Status and Trends in Methanol as a Global Transportation Fuel

Ben Iosefa, VP Global Market Development & Stakeholder Relations, Methanex, Canada

Introducing vehicles operating on 100% methanol (M100) in Europe

9:15 Geely’s Perspective on M100 vehicles

Xian Yang Jin, Head of Research and Development, Geely, China

9:30 Methanol vehicles from a market perspective

Egill Johannsson, CEO, Brimborg, Iceland

9:45 European Premiere of Geely Emgrand 7 M100 vehicles – Coffee

Light Duty Engine Applications – Part I

10:15 Symposium Objectives: Methanol Vehicle R&D Priorities

Paul Wuebben, Senior Director, Renewable Fuels, CRI

10:35 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Perspective on Alternative Fuels with Focus on Methanol Opportunities

Massimo Ferrera, Powertrain Engineering, Collaboration and Strategic Programs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Italy

10:55 Methanol Optimization: Near Term and Longer Term Opportunies

Leslie Bromberg, Ph.D., Principal Research Engineer, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT, USA

11:15 Methanol Deployment: Flex Fuel Vehicles, Gasoline Ethanol Methanol blends and Electric Drive Strategies for light duty vehicles

Mike Jackson, President mdj Research and Director of Research, Fuel Freedom Foundation, USA

11:35 Q&A

12:00 Lunch 

Marine Engine Applications

13:00 Experience with Methanol Engine Use on Stena Germanica

Per Stefenson, Marine Standards Advisor, Technical Division, Stena Rederi, Sweden

13:20 Methanol in Marine Engines: An Update

Karin Andersson, Maritime Environ. & Energy Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

14:00 Methanol Marine Engine Research Progress and Needs

Martin Tuner, Associate Professor, Lund University, Sweden and consultant with Wärtsilä, Finland

14:20 Small Methanol Engines: A Green Bridge Sea to Shore

Joakim Bomanson, R&D Department, ScandiNaos, Sweden

14:40 Q&A

15:00 Coffee and networking break

Light Duty Engine Applications – Part II

15:20 Next Steps

Sebastian Verhelst, Associate Professor, Internal Combustion Engines, Ghent University, Belgium

15:40 High Efficiency Methanol Engine Strategies: Longer Term Perspective

Jesper Schramm, Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University, Denmark

16:00 Recent Outlook for Methanol-based PEM Fuel Cell Vehicles

Mads Friis Jensen, Commercial Group Manager, Serenergy, Denmark

16:20 Renewable Methanol For Sustainable Transport

Paul Wuebben, Senior Director, Renewable Fuels, CRI

16:40 Q&A

16:50 Wrap up for the day

Paul Wuebben and KC Tran, CRI