The VTA, in partnership with Viva Energy Australia and CMV Truck and Bus, will host the inaugural Alternative Fuels Summit – with a list of key speakers now confirmed.
“This exciting new initiative will bring together key stakeholders from the transport and logistics industry, government, regulators and researchers, to explore how our industry can embrace alternate fuels while also meeting the growing freight needs of the nation,” said VTA CEO Peter Anderson.
“The transition to Alternative Fuels in the transport industry is quickly gathering pace and, with the new federal government setting more ambitious emissions reduction targets, it is essential operators understand their future in the heavy vehicle category.”
Victorian Minister for Energy and Environment Lily D’Ambrosio will headline the summit, which will be held on Tuesday August 23.
Anderson says she will update attendees on the Victorian government’s strategies for supporting the transition to alternative fuels.
Freight Victoria CEO Praveen Reddy has also been confirmed and will provide a more specific focus on the heavy vehicle sector and its uptake of alternative fuels.
“Co-event sponsor Viva Energy Australia has announced several significant investments in alternative fuels, and we are thrilled to welcome chief business development and sustainability officer Lachlan Phiffer, future fuels manager Sandra Lau, and carbon solutions manager Rob Cavicchiolo to talk about how Viva is tackling the transition to alternative fuels, and its Geelong Hydrogen Station.
“Vehicle servicing and fuel infrastructure is also critical part of the alternative fuels transition, so we are delighted to have VACC CEO Geoff Gwilym address the Summit on steps his organisation is taking to ensure continuity of resources throughout the fuel network during the transition,” Anderson added.
Other speakers from event co-sponsor CMV Truck and Bus, Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, Hyzon Motors and SEA Electric will also be at the event, providing a comprehensive update on heavy vehicle equipment and technology being rolled out that embraces alternative fuels.