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The LowCVP's 2019 Annual Conference took place in Westminster, London on Monday, July 8th, with a 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 the policy interventions required to support them. The event featured discussions around sustainable biofuels, hydrogen and new generation, low emission fuels.


Presentations and other resources from the 2019 annual conference are available to download below:

(Note: only the presenters who delivered a visual presentation, or - in the case of the minister - provided a transcript, are included below.)

LowCVP Annual Conference 2019 - Agenda

Morning Session

  • Aligning UK car emissions with Paris (1.5-2°C) provisional carbon budget analysis - Prof. Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research [slides]
  • Net Zero: The Transport Challenge - Baroness Brown, The Committee on Climate Change [slides]
  • Future Fuels & Energy for Road Transport - Prof. Neville Jackson, Ricardo [slides]

The Big Debate - Are low carbon fuels an unhelpful distraction from the drive to electrify road transport?

KEYNOTE SPEECH - Michael Ellis MP, Minister of State for Transport

Afternoon Session

  • The Role of Sustainable Aviation Fuels - Leigh Hudson, British Airways [slides]
  • Next Generation Fuels: Advanced Biofuels and Other Development Fuels - Gaynor Hartnell, Renewable Energy Association [slides]

Parallel Session One: The commercialisation of next generation fuels

  • Commercialising Hydrogen as a Fuel - Ben Madden, Element Energy [slides]
  • Altalto Waste-to-Jet-Fuel Project - Neville Hargreaves, Velocys [slides]
  • Next Generation Fuels: BioSNG/Hydrogen - Andy Cornell, Progressive Energy [slides]

Parallel Session Two: Maximising the benefits of current, sustainable transport fuels

  • Maximising the Benefits of Today’s Low Carbon Fuels - Aaron Berry, DfT [slides]
  • Maximising the benefits of current, sustainable transport fuels - Emmanuel Desplechin, ePURE [slides]

Conference Summary

  • Conference Summary and LowCVP future plans - Andy Eastlake, LowCVP | Slides | Audio |

Other Resources

Photo Gallery

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A post-conference evening drinks reception was held in the grand Elizabethan style Library at One Birdcage Walk, bringing together delegates and participants from both events, as well as invited MPs and several members of the House of Lords.

Conference Background

The LowCVP Conference formed part of a two-day fuels-focused event (8-9th July).

Sponsored by Shell, the LowCVP Conference 2019 was held in collaboration with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and in association with the Renewable Energy Association (REA).

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


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

Information about previous LowCVP annual conferences:

Keynote Speaker

Michael Ellis MP, Minister of State, DfT

...we should [not] ignore the potential for low carbon fuels to de-carbonise those transport modes [that are] harder to reach through electrification. Low carbon fuels will therefore continue to play a vital role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions for decades to come.
Michael Ellis MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport

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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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