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Over 99% of the UK's vehicle fleet is still combustion engine-powered and a high percentage will continue to be for some years to come. It's vital to tackle these in order to reduce emissions as much as possible while they're still in operation on UK roads.

The LowCVP's 2019 Annual Conference, taking place in Westminster, London on Monday, July 8th, will focus on the low carbon fuels agenda; acknowledging the momentum behind moves to 'electrify everything', while analysing which other fuel types can support the drive to cut emissions in the short, medium and long-term as well as which policy interventions are required to support them.

The event will feature discussions around sustainable biofuels, hydrogen and new generation, low emission fuels.


The LowCVP Conference will form part of a two-day fuels-focused event (8-9th July). Sponsored by Shell, the LowCVP Conference 2019 is held in collaboration with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and in association with the Renewable Energy Association (REA).

The LowCVP 2019 Annual Conference is a part of London Climate Action Week (1-8 July) which is supported by the Mayor of London.

The two events focusing on future fuels will be co-located at One Birdcage Walk. Monday's "Future Fuels on the Road to Zero" will focus on fuels policy. Tuesday's "Low Carbon Transport: Engineering the Fuels of the Future", run by IMechE, will focus on fuels practice, technology and emissions testing.

The 2019 LowCVP Conference is being held in association with the Renewable Energy Association who will be collaborating in a parallel discussion on the role of next generation fuels during the afternoon session.

A post-conference evening drinks reception will be held in the grand Elizabethan style Library at One Birdcage Walk, bringing together delegates and participants from both events, as well as invited MPs, Lords and other VIPs.

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On the agenda

  • Leading speakers from industry and government
  • Network with leading representatives from the UK's transport policy community
  • Exhibitions and a fully-catered event in a leading Westminster venue
  • Conference delegates are invited to join a VIP drinks reception in the grand Victorian Library which overlooks St James' Park and the HM Treasury at the venue

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Speakers include:

  • Keynote: Michael Ellis MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport (invited)
  • Prof Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
  • Greg Archer, UK Director, Transport & Environment
  • Aaron Berry, Head of Strategy, Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Committee on Climate Change
  • Adam Chase, Director, E4tech
  • Jo Coleman, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
  • Andy Cornell, Finance & Commercial Director, Progressive Energy
  • Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General, ePURE
  • Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP
  • Prof Dave Greenwood, Advanced Propulsion Systems team leader, Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Neville Hargreaves, Vice President, Waste to Fuels, Velocys
  • Gaynor Hartnell, Head of Transport Fuels & LFG, Renewable Energy Association
  • Leigh Hudson, Sustainable Aviation Fuels & Carbon manager,  International Airlines Group
  • Prof Neville Jackson, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Ricardo 
  • Amanda Lyne, Chair, UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
  • Ben Madden, Project Coordinator, H2 Mobility
  • Robert Morgan, Professor of Thermal Propulsion Systems, University of Brighton
  • Philippa Oldham, Head of National Network Programmes, Advanced Propulsion Centre
  • Grant Pearson, Commercial Director, Ensus
  • Rachel Solomon Williams, Head, Low Carbon Fuels, Energy Technology and Innovation, DfT
  • Jeremy Tomkinson, Chief Executive, NNFCC

More speakers will be announced soon...

Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities

There are some exhibition opportunities for the LowCVP Conference. For more details please contact the event organisers.

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(Note that a 20% discount is also available for delegates who book for the IMechE's Low Carbon Transport: Engineering the Fuels of the Future on 9 July in addition to the LowCVP Annual Conference on July 8. To take advantage of this discount, please contact the event organisers.)

Fees for the LowCVP Conference are significantly lower for representatives of LowCVP member organisations. IMechE and REA members also receive discounts.

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The LowCVP Annual Conference is being held as part of
London Climate Action Week
which runs from 1-8 July, and is convened by the Mayor of London.
It’s a chance to share world-leading low carbon solutions and expertise, and highlight what London is doing to tackle the climate emergency.

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Featured Speakers

Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Committee on Climate Change

Greg Archer

Gaynor Hartnell, Head of Transport Fuels & LFG, Renewable Energy Association

Prof Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

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