BCGA conference keeps motor industry up-to-speed with new clean energy developments

Representatives from across the motor industry can gain an insight into the latest developments in clean energy vehicles at The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) 2016 annual conference.

The event, taking place on Thursday April 21, at Oulton Hall in Leeds, will include a focus on hydrogen fuel celled vehicles, as well as LNG/CNG.

Guest speakers will include Chris Parkin, from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), who will be keeping guests abreast of the latest developments in this field.

OLEV is the team working across government to support the early market for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV). Mr Parkin will set out the policy context, barriers and challenges, as well as the Government's ULEV policy and the role of hydrogen and LNG/CNG within it.

David Hurren, the head of the BCGA's technical sub committee TSC 9 - which is responsible for all matters relating to hydrogen and other alternative gaseous fuels - will also be giving an insight into up-and-coming areas of development.

These will include a proposed Code of Practice and the co-location of gas fuel sources to encourage clean energy vehicles to the UK and latest on development of European and ISO standards, and also an overview of European context of developing networks.

Doug Thornton, Chief Executive of the BCGA, said: "The BCGA is proud to be representing the ‘Invisible Industry' and to be at the heart of a well-regulated, long-established and highly-skilled sector, which is developing new technologies and opportunities for clean energy vehicles.

"The conference's format is of appeal to members of BCGA and also offers an informative experience for those operating in organisations with a wider interest in compressed gases, including those across the motor industry.

"It will provide delegates with the opportunity to gain informed insight and understanding into the latest developments in clean energy vehicles and to network with member companies operating in this emerging, innovative area."

Places are limited and prompt booking is strongly advised. More details about the conference and booking information is available at

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