Propane; the Gas of the Gods - Exclusive Press Pass Coverage of the 2008 Propane Engine Fuel Summit


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Extensive Video from One of the Year's Most Important Automotive Expositions

Produced and edited by Marc J. Rauch, Exec. VP & Co-Publisher

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The Auto Channel was honored to be the official Media Sponsor of the First Annual Propane Engine Fuel Summit. We are also pleased and proud to present to the world complete PRESS PASS video coverage of nearly all speeches and panel sessions. The information revealed in these video segments provide a crucial part of how the world can reduce its dependence on oil and gasoline, and how we can improve the environment. To access the videos click on the links below.

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The Propane Engine Fuel Summit was held at the new MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Detroit on November 13th and 14th. The event was attended by 200 of the country's leading propane manfacturers, marketers and innovators. Exponents and speakers represented both the private sector and governmental agencies, such as the U.S. EPA and the National Renewable Energy Lab. Major corporate etities included, Kawasaki, Roush Performance, Blue Bird Buses, Briggs & Stratton, CleanFUEL USA and R.L. Polk & Co.

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The primary purpose of the exposition was to enhance and expand the country's knowledge of propane as an affordable, available, safe and convenient alternative to gasoline as an engine fuel.

In total, there were 16 presentation sessions, most of which had multiple speakers. In addition, there were manufacturer and supplier exhibits and an on-site tour of the Roush Industries plant.

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In addition, PERC (Propane Education & Research Council) has made pdf versions of most of the Power-Point presentations available on their event website at http://www.propaneenginefuelsummit.com. Information about PERC and future propane educational events can be found at http://www.usepropane.com.


Speeches and Panel Sessions

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Tucker Perkins, Dir. of Business Development at Inergy Propane and Chairman of the PERC Engine Fuel Advisory Committee

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: EMERGING MARKETS
Roy W. Willis, CEO and President, Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

PROPANE ENGINE FUEL TAX INCENTIVES
Moderator-Tucker Perkins
Mike Caldarera, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Services, National Propane Gas Association (NPGA)


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: WHAT'S NEXT?
Curtis Donaldson, CEO, President and Director, CleanFUEL USA

LIGHT-DUTY MARKET OFFERINGS
Moderator-Tucker Perkins
Joe Thompson, General Manager, Roush Performance
Tom Arnold, CleanFUEL USA
Gary Shepherd, Technocarb Ltd.
Matt Sgambattera, American Alternative Fuels


MEDIUM-DUTY MARKET OFFERINGS
Moderator-Tucker Perkins
Mike Perticone, CleanFUEL USA
Dick Pennell, Sellers GMC
Matt Sgambattera, American Alternative Fuels
Jeff Bach, Fire Em Up!, Inc.


BLUE BIRD PROPANE VISION SCHOOL BUS
Moderator-Brian Feehan, Vice President, PERC
Ron Smith, Director Marketing, Blue Bird Corporation
Al McFadden, CleanFUEL USA
Rick Windermuller, Holland Bus


FLEET INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE
Moderator-Brian Feehan
Steve Saltzgiver, Executive Director, National Conference State Fleet Administrators
Michael Smith, Business Development Manager, R.L. Polk & Co.


PERC ENGINE FUEL ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE
Brian Feehan

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE GREENER SIDE OF ROUSH
Joe Thompson, General Manager, Roush Performance

GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES
Moderator-Tucker Perkins
Erik Neandross, CEO, Gladstein, Neandross and Associates
Sally Newstead, US Environmental Protection Agency


COMMERCIAL MOWING OFFERINGS
Moderator-Brian Feehan
Randy Lockyear, Kawasaki
Jim Coker, President, Envirogard
Matt Land, Marketing Director, Dixie Chopper
Tom O’Leary, North American Sales Manager, OMVL spa
Jim Lawton, Ferris


PROPANE FORKLIFTS & OFF-ROAD APPLICATIONS
Moderator-Brian Feehan
Ian MacDonald, Director of Business Development, Engine Control Systems
Bernardo Herzer, Lehr Incorporated


TOOLS FOR PROPANE MARKETERS
Moderator-Brian Feehan
Wendy Dafoe, Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Lab
Lesley Brown Garland, President and CEO, Western Propane Gas Association
Kelly Harris, Programs Manager, PERC
Bill Hansen, Colle-McVoy

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