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Our new Minister of State confirmed as keynote speaker for LowCVP Conference - Last chance to book!

Thu 27 June 2019 | Back to news list


New transport minister Michael Ellis MP has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the LowCVP's 2019 Annual Conference will take place in Westminster, London on Monday, July 8th. The event will focus on the 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, potentially, long-term and what policy interventions are required to support them. There's only just over a week left to book! 

The UK's vehicle fleet is still overwhelmingly 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 are still in operation on UK roads.


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

The LowCVP Conference is being held in association with London Climate Action Week 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.

Speakers confirmed include:
  • 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
  • Ian Constance, Chief Executive, Advanced Propulsion Centre
  • 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
  • Prof Neville Jackson, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Ricardo 
  • Amanda Lyne, Chair, UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
  • Robert Morgan, Professor of Thermal Propulsion Systems, University of Brighton
  • Ben Madden, Project Coordinator, H2 Mobility
  • 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


There are some exhibition opportunities for the LowCVP Conference. Contact the LowCVP Secretariat for more details.

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