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 On March 21, 2012, Calgary Economic Development, the Canada West Foundation and the Van Horne Institute hosted a half day conference to explore the future of natural gas as a transportation fuel. The morning commenced with a keynote address by W.A. Sam Shaw, Vice President, Natural Gas Policy Development, Encana, followed by two panel discussions featuring experts from both the Natural Gas and Transportation industries.

Fuel Forward: Propelling Transportation with Natural Gas introduced and showcased new innovations and examined how natural gas can be moved forward as a marketable alternative to other fuel options.

Update

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and all participants who attended Fuel Forward. The Canada West Foundation will use the information and ideas from the conference and the subsequent roundtable to author a document on using natural gas as a transportation fuel in the future. Stay tuned for a copy of this report.

Speaker Presentations

Natural Gas Panel
Dean Foreman, Chief Economist, Talisman Energy (Presentation)
David Haugen, Team Lead of Market Development, Natural Gas Economic Strategic Planning, Encana (Presentation)
Dr. David Layzell, Executive Director, Institute of Sustainable Energy, Environment & Economy, University of Calgary (Presentation)

Transportation Panel
Alicia Milner, President, Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (Presentation)
Les Markiewicz, Senior Director, Corporate Accounts, Westport Innovations (Presentation)
Russell Davies, Manager, Transit Fleet, Calgary Transit (No Presentation Available)
Chad Porter, Chief Operating Officer, Ferus Inc. (Presentation)

Note: Sam Shaw's keynote presentation is not available.

Agenda

7:15AM  Breakfast and Registration
 
8:00AM Welcoming Remarks
 
8:05AM Keynote Address
W.A Sam Shaw, Vice President, Natural Gas and Policy Development, Encana
 
9:00AM Natural Gas Panel Discussion
Dean Foreman, Chief Economist, Talisman
David Haugen, Team Lead, Market Development - Natural Gas Economy Strategic Planning, Encana
Dr. David B. Layzell, Executive Director, Institute of Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE), University of Calgary

  
9:55AM Break
 
10:25AM  Transportation Panel Discussion
Alicia Milner, President, Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance
Les Markiewicz, Senior Director, Corporate Accounts, Westport Innovations
Russell Davies, Manager, Transit Fleet, Calgary Transit
Chad Porter, Chief Operating Officer, Ferus Inc. 

 
11:30AM  Closing Remarks 
 

 

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