19 - 20 June 2018
Köln Messe, Cologne, Germany

All Streams are across 2 days

In this session we will look at how transportation networks and cities of the future will need to evolve into highly automated, energy-efficient and intelligent superfast transportation networks capable of generating energy and charging vehicles as they travel. As we start to see the demise of the internal combustion engine and increasing adoption of EVs, how will we meet those energy requirements and charging infrastructure? Who will supply that energy and what will happen to traditional fuelling stations?

More than 30 expert speakers from around the world will also discuss how new technology, concepts and changing user behaviours can increase intermodality between transportation operators to increase efficiency and reduce the environmental impact and carbon intensity of transportation. They will also present what else governments can do to encourage mobility sharing or even zero-emission alternatives such as cycling or walking, as well as new ideas and concepts for last-mile solutions.

This two-day stream is dedicated to discussing how advances in technology, population increase and future emission regulations support economic growth, and understanding how business models will change.

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Conference Programme



Day 1: Tuesday 19 June

Offenbachsaal - Level 1 Welcome Address

08:50

Offenbachsaal Room - Level 1

Tony Robinson
CEO and founder
UKi Media & Events
UK

Conference Room 3/4 - Level 2 Building Sustainable Transportation Networks for Future Generations

Moderator

Gareth Milton
Chief engineer
Ricardo UK Ltd
UK

09:25

Pioneering sustainable, ethical and zero-emission travel

Jonny Goldstone
Managing director
Green Tomato Cars
UK
How do technology firms, city planners, automotive manufacturers and on-demand transportation titans partner to deliver clean, green, zero-emission transportation on demand? This presentation shows how each and every one can play their part to accelerate our path to a green and clean future.

09:50

Energybility – combined energy and mobility solutions are the key to a sustainable future

Dr Frank Meyer
Senior vice president B2C/B2SME solution management, e-mobility and innovation
E.ON SE
GERMANY
Energybility describes the ability to combine clean energy with e-mobility –E.ON [Drive] does exactly this. It provides holistic e-mobility solutions to customers (B2B/B2C/B2M) with 100% renewable energy. Modern consumers want to know where their energy comes from – energy no longer just ‘comes out of the plug', people want the transparency. Additionally, the concept of ownership is changing: young drivers want to use mobility on demand, not own it. The cleaner, the better. Energybility is the key concept to make e-mobility a success and overcoming climate change by fostering it.

10:15

BMW Vision E³ Way – An innovative urban mobility concept

Dr Rainer Daude
Project director mobility concepts
BMW AG
GERMANY
The world of individual and sustainability mobility faces enormous challenges in conurbations. As urbanization progresses, more and more people are crowding into cities, so conventional mobility concepts and local public transportation are reaching the limits of their capability. Congestion and high levels of air pollution are the result, which in turn leads to constraints on the quality of life. The BMW Vision E³ Way project shows a visionary mobility concept that is designed not just to specifically address the challenges faced by megacities but to provide a solution that is both simple and effective. It consists of an elevated road concept for electrically powered two-wheel vehicles which links key traffic hubs in urban conurbations. The three E's stand for "elevated", "electric" and "efficient" – the concept's defining properties.

10:40 - 11:20

Break

11:20

Sustainable mobility

Dr Jan-Olaf Willums
Chairman
Electric Mobility Norway
NORWAY

11:45

Reducing CO2 emissions in transport

Vicky Boiten-Lee
General manager for fuels marketing
Shell
UK
The world needs to reduce CO2, and transport is a critical component of this. In future people will have more transport options than ever before, resulting in a mosaic of energy solutions. Vicky will explore recent mobility trends such as shared ownership, ride hailing, electrification and why its’ important to balance customer demand with early adoption of new energies. A credible solution to assist internal combustion engine drivers to decarbonise will also be explained.

12:10

Cologne’s smart mobility approach in the GrowSmarter Lighthouse project

Julia Egenolf
GrowSmarter Project Manager
City of Cologne
GERMANY
Within the EU Horizon 2020 GrowSmarter project, the Lighthouse City of Cologne established mobility stations for approximately 45 vehicles and 35 bikes to help reduce CO2 emissions and the use of privately owned cars. All 10 planned mobility stations are now in place, in various sizes and with various combinations of partners. Cologne implemented mobility stations for conventional and electric vehicles, and conventional and electric bikes, including a parking app to book parking in advance and avoid driving while searching for parking. Mobility stations will therefore provide commuters and residents with a location where they can easily find various kinds of transport, such as trams, trains, buses, taxis, shared (e-)cars and shared (e-)bikes, as well as parking lots with online management of parking spaces.

12:35 - 13:50

Lunch

Moderator

Dr Steven Wilkins
Senior research scientist
TNO
NETHERLANDS

13:50

Electrified heavy-duty powertrains

Dr Steven Wilkins
Senior research scientist
TNO
NETHERLANDS
From national and european projects, various options are being considered for the greening of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. As we approach 2050, the urban and inter-urban transport of freight and people needs to transition towards more sustainable technologies and energy carriers. Furthermore, optimisation of powertrains and infrastructure needs a more holistic systems approach to enable an energy transition. A perspective is drawn on approaches, opportunities and challenges from the portfolio of projects, from the viewpoint of TNO, the Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research.

14:15

Sustainability – embracing waste as a future energy stream

Gareth Milton
Chief engineer
Ricardo UK Ltd
UK
Natural resources are limited. Growing population and increased urbanisation create increasing need for conveniently packaged energy that has low environmental impact. Allied to this there are growing challenges with waste management, air quality and space, leading to pressure on our urban green spaces. This paper aims to explore these challenges in the complex systems of the future, and seeks possible synergistic solutions.

14:40

Intelligent technology for renewable mobility

Jens Winkler
Head of sustainable energy systems
Enercon GmbH
GERMANY
With reference to the Paris goal to reduce global warming to 2°C, it is obvious that the energy used in future mobility will have to be generated only by renewable sources . Whether it’s going to be BEV or hydrogen, a scalable, cost-effective and decentralised infrastructure is key for success. Enercon has developed a concept for future charging stations and will introduce the main components and strategies.

15:05 - 15:45

Break

15:45

Railway, the backbone of sustainable transport

Carole Escolan Zeno
Head of unit - sustainable development
UIC - International Union of Railways
FRANCE
UIC and its members demonstrate how rail can be part of the solution to climate change. Civil society and decision makers have become aware of rail transport’s role as a key factor in achieving sustainable development and reducing the effects of climate change. UIC builds constructive cooperation between actors worldwide and continues to advocate the benefits of a strong railway system. While the shift to more sustainable transport is important, railway companies also strive to improve their own sustainability performance. UIC offers its members expertise on sustainability issues and works in close cooperation with high-level stakeholders, like the UN framework.

16:10

Sustainable logistics: the stony road to green and fair freight transport

Dr Katharina Hibbeln
Program manager sustainability
Schenker AG
GERMANY
Freight transport significantly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Additionally, transporting goods around the globe leads to complex supply chains that are challenging to govern with regard to the fair and equal treatment of the workers involved. Against this background, designing sustainable logistics operations is a major challenge. However, at the same time it also affords ample opportunities and a significant lever to contribute to sustainable development. The talk highlights these opportunities and challenges from the point of view of a logistics provider.

16:35 - 17:05

Panel Discussion

How can we meet the energy requirements for mass adoption of EV’s? What are the challenges and how can we overcome them?

Moderators:

Dr Steven Wilkins
Senior research scientist
TNO
NETHERLANDS

Panelists:

Dr Niklas Schirmer
Director energy and automotive
Ubitricity Gesellschaft für Verteilte Energiesysteme GmbH
GERMANY
Stephan Herbst
General Manager Business Strategy
Toyota Motor Europe
BELGIUM
Gareth Milton
Chief engineer
Ricardo UK Ltd
UK

Day 2: Wednesday 20 June

Conference Room 3/4 - Level 2 Meeting The Energy Requirements of Transportation

Moderator

Amir Nayeri
Deputy director - infrastructure development
Meridiam
FRANCE

09:00

How reshaping energy markets will support future transport infrastructure

Rubina Singh
Senior consultant
Gemserv
UK
The e-mobility market has grown exponentially but the challenges of range anxiety, high cost and underdeveloped infrastructure are yet to be addressed. Creating the right market conditions is therefore paramount. Gemserv believes a regulatory push is needed for infrastructure to accelerate the transition to an e-mobility future and address issues regarding installation, service models, range anxiety and interoperability. Insights from interviews with multiple stakeholders and investor/business concerns on how emerging standards can improve infrastructure deployment will be presented. A review of the adequacy of market design, regulatory and innovation landscape will also be provided.

09:25

Towards zero-emission public transport

David Yorke
New technology, training and projects manager
Tower Transit Operations Ltd
UK
With all major cities tackling two of the most important issues in the world today – climate change and air quantity – public transport must take the lead in confronting the problem. Currently there are only two options for operating zero-emission buses: plug-in electric and hydrogen fuel cell. Using Tower Transit’s extensive experience, this presentation will explore and assess these different technologies, taking into account the technical issues of running zero-emission buses, alongside the practical operational challenges that will arise. The discussion will also feature current and future innovative trends in the international bus industry.

09:50

The future of fuelling in the age of EVs

Boris Felgendreher
Vice president of marketing Europe
ChargePoint
GERMANY
The future of mobility and transportation is electric. A perfect storm of technological advances, policy initiatives, increasing industry support and rising consumer demand is about to accelerate the electrification of transport and will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of EVs on the streets in Europe in the years to come. The fuelling network that is required to support this electrification across all modes of transport is very different from the traditional fuelling networks of the past. There is still a long way to go to make EV charging easy, convenient, secure and reliable across Europe. But a complex ecosystem of partners is starting to come together to build a new fuelling network for the age of EVs.

10:15

Duality of power grid and energy storage on EV infrastructure

Prof Ricardo Martinez-Botas
Partner
Syrma+Associates
UK
As the number of electric vehicles on the road continues to grow, private and publicly accessible charging infrastructures are under pressure to keep up with growing demand. This is particularly challenging as consumer recharging patterns tend to cluster around specific time-windows, hence creating peaks in power demand that risk overwhelming grid power capacity. Alternative strategies to pure growth in power grid infrastructure are required to provide a timely, economically attractive alternative to an inevitable upcoming surge in recharging power demand. The presenter will discuss the significance of upcoming developments in battery technology and their relevance to the power grid.

10:40 - 11:20

Break

11:20

High-power charging and open networks: essential cornerstone of e-mobility breakthrough

Jörg Lohr
Head of Western Europe rollout coordination
Ionity
GERMANY
Electric vehicles are about to enter mass-market production. However, stakeholders around the globe have created competition by establishing proprietary data protocols, business models and exclusive networks, before the industry could achieve a breakthrough. Ionity – a joint venture of four major car manufacturers – was created to overcome the existing barriers of the EV ecosystem by installing and operating its own accessible, barrier-free network of high-power charging, which will be ready to serve high-power, long-distance electric vehicles on their cross-country trips in 25 European countries.

11:45

Transformative research in transport, land use and urban planning

Harald Frey
Project leader
Vienna University of Technology
AUSTRIA
Transformative research (TR) in the fields of transport and urban planning is a key factor for the future of cities and the transport system. TR in transport sciences can contribute to sustainable development by changing the way of knowledge production and showing how science is accountable to society. The engineering disciplines, which change our environment dramatically, need a much more profound education concerning awareness and responsibility for the effects of engineering interventions. TR can be supported by providing long-term resources, enlarging the group of stakeholders who are integrated in research and by balancing academic knowledge and practical experiences.

12:10

Fast-charging electric vehicles without upgrading the electricity grid

Stephen Voller
CEO
ZapGo Ltd
UK
Drivers of gasoline and diesel cars are used to a five- or ten-minute visit to a filling station to fill up. To provide five to ten minutes' charging of an electric vehicle requires 350kW high-rate DC chargers and EVs equipped to charge much more quickly than the current generation of batteries. ZapGo has developed Carbon-Ion, a replacement for lithium, that can be used to both buffer the grid and provide fast charging on the vehicle. It has already developed an autonomous vehicle that can be recharged in 35 seconds. This means 350kW chargers can be installed without billions invested in new electricity infrastructure.

12:35 - 13:50

Lunch

Moderator

Vincent Bourquin
Professor
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
SWITZERLAND

13:50

CO2-neutral long-distance transportation: how it can be done

Koen Reybrouck
General manager
Reycon
BELGIUM
High-volume transportation has been mainly powered by fossil fuels since steam boats replaced sailing boats 200 years ago. The emerging electrification of vehicles might lower the overall CO2 emissions, but will not eradicate them. Reycon presents an ambitious and innovative mass-transport system for the future. People and freight could be moved over long distances, powered by the abundant energy contained in high-altitude winds. Design properties, needed infrastructure, energy balances and application details will be discussed, as well as questions still to be answered and the steps ahead.

14:15

Developing a global market for electricity-based synthetic fuels

Kilian Crone
Mobility expert
Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (DENA)
GERMANY
For long-haul heavy-mobility, aviation and maritime applications, the required higher energy density and shorter refuelling periods make battery-powered systems impractical for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, the technology for producing renewable electricity-based synthetic fuels (e-fuels) on a large scale is ready and tested. A missing link for the global mobility transition is in the development of a global market for these products, and decreasing costs. The presentation outlines a possible path towards this and highlights regulatory, technological, economical and sustainability milestones.

14:40 - 15:20

Break

15:20

Addressing sustainability on the basis of the Swissmetro disruptive approach

Vincent Bourquin
Professor
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
SWITZERLAND
The existing transportation systems have shown their limits in fulfilling the requirements of performance and sustainability. The massive growth of transportation has led to significant negative impacts on people, society and the environment. It is clear that disruptive methods need to be established as soon as possible. But which pioneering country or investor will make the first step? On what path should we go? The example of Switzerland and the constant evolution of the Swissmetro project for more than four decades shows the potential for improvement associated with an adequate combination of technologies integrated in an engineering system.

15:45

Battery charging speed – solving an over-constrained problem through modularity

Jean-Baptiste Segard
Founder and CEO
EP Tender
FRANCE
The path to reaching 100% EV sales by 2040 (if not 2030) is still unclear. We need to set two variables: the battery size and the charging power. The equations are, the car is: - profitable, non-subsidided, price competitive = small battery - long-distance capable = large battery and fast, synchronous charging - minimised carbon footprint = small battery and slow residential demand-response charging Seven equations, two variables: no solution. The paradigm to break is the monobloc car. By introducing modularity, we get two solvable problems: EV for 98% usage, shared add-on power bank trailer for 2% usage.

16:10 - 16:40

Panel Discussion

What more can governments do to lure people away from cars to more efficient modes of transportation?

Moderator:

Vincent Bourquin
Professor
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
SWITZERLAND

Panelists:

Rubina Singh
Senior consultant
Gemserv
UK
Kilian Crone
Mobility expert
Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (DENA)
GERMANY
Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change