Banning's Landing Community Center
100 E Water St, Wilmington, California 90744


Contact the workshop registration support team at 1-888-993-0302 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm)

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – Workshop Welcome
  • Thomas Lawson, President, California NGV Coalition
  • Dwight Robinson, South Coast AQMD Governing Board Member & CA NGV Partnership
9:20 a.m. – Setting the Stage for Clean and Competitive Ports
  • Judy Mitchell, South Coast AQMD Governing Board Member – Critical Plans and Milestones for Achieving Clean Air
9:45 a.m. – Hauling Freight without the Weight of Emissions
  • Moderator: Chris Cannon, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles
  • George Minter, Regional Vice President, External Affairs & Environmental Strategy, Southern California Gas Company Achieving Maximum Environmental Benefits in the Most Cost-Effective Manner Possible
  • Jose Castaneda, Business Development, Cummins Westport – Production, Capacity and Availability of Ultra Low Emission Heavy-Duty Trucks and Engines
  • Dr. Kent Johnson, Associate Research Engineer, UC Riverside CE-CERT – Ultra Low Emission Natural Gas Engines: Better Than Advertised
10:45 a.m. – Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – Already on the Road

  • Moderator: Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach
  • Vic LaRosa, CEO & President, TTSI Zero Emissions Road Test
  • David Christy, Fleet Manager, Amerit Fleet Services – 100% Natural Gas HD Truck Up Time
  • Mike DelBovo, President, Saddle Creek Logistics – Reliable Goods Movement with Natural Gas Trucks
  • Ken Marko, Senior National Fleet Engineer, Frito-Lay, Inc. – Reducing Emissions with Natural Gas Trucks and a National Fueling Infrastructure
12:00 p.m. – Buffet Lunch & Natural Gas Truck Display

12:45 p.m. – Renewable Natural Gas, A Resource for Low Carbon Economic Development

  • Moderator: Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve
  • Evan Williams, President, Cambrian Energy Development LLC – RNG, A Plentiful Resource for California Low Carbon Fuels
  • Harrison Clay, Vice President, Strategic Development, Global Environmental Products, BP RNG, The Real Deal for Low Carbon Fuel
1:30 p.m. – Mile Markers on the Clean Trucking Highway
  • Moderator: Thomas Jelenic, Vice President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
  • Eric Bippus, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Agility Fuel Systems – Continued OEM Integration of Today’s Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Trucks
  • Jason Shearer, Director of Services, Velocity Vehicle Group – OEM Support and Best Practices for Reliable Natural Gas Truck Operations
  • Greg Roche, Vice President, Clean Energy Fuels – A Robust Fueling Infrastructure
2:15 p.m. – Networking Break

2:30 p.m. – Incentive Funding

  • Moderator: Fred Minassian, Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, South Coast AQMD
  • Alex Cherin, SVP of Englander, Knabe & Allen and Executive Director of CTA Intermodal Conference Challenges and Opportunities for Natural Gas Incentive Funding in California
  • Lacy Buckingham, Grants Supervisor, Clean Energy Fuels  Overview of Grants and Incentives
3:15 p.m. – The Road Forward
  • Joe Lyou, President & CEO, Coalition for Clean Air and South Coast AQMD Governing Board Member – The Path to Clean Air and Ultra Low Emission Freight Transportation
3:30 p.m. – Concluding Remarks
  • Rich Dines, Harbor Commission, Port of Long Beach Commissioner and Marine Clerk, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • Thomas Lawson, President, California NGV Coalition

Today’s Natural Gas Port Trucks
Learn the facts about how and why major fleets are deploying natural gas trucks fueled by renewable natural gas.


The Cleanest Heavy-Duty Trucks in the World:
  • NOx tailpipe emissions certified to a level:
    • 90% below the EPA’s current exhaust standard
    • 90% below the cleanest available diesel engine
Proven & Commercially Available Technology:
  • Fleets can purchase these ultra-low-emission NGVs from several traditional truck OEMs—such as Peterbilt, Freightliner, Volvo, Kenworth, Mack—with established sales and service networks.

  • The Cummins Westport ISX 12G Engine has been in use since 2013, in over 9,000 units in service with major fleets, including UPS, Kroger, FedEx, Frito Lay, Anheuser Busch, and more.

    Discover the Benefits of Today's Natural Gas Trucks:
    Tuesday, April 25 |  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Banning's Landing |  Wilmington, CA
    The Big Advantages of Today’s Natural Gas Trucks 

    Over Original Natural Gas Port Trucks:
    • 11.9 liter versus 8.9 liter, for 35% greater displacement 
    • 25% more horsepower
    • 45% increase in torque 
    • Available from Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt, Volvo
    • Choice of CNG and LNG

    Over Diesel Trucks:

    • No diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration or waste
    • No selective catalytic reduction (SCR)
    • No diesel emission fluid (DEF)
    • Quieter and cleaner
    Cummins Westport ISX 12G Engine
    Fueling with Renewable Natural Gas Can Further Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Friends of Banning’s Landing is a facility of the City of Los Angeles, operated in a partnership with Friends of Banning’s Landing Community Center.

    Cummins Westport
    11.9 Liter Low NOx Engine
    Registration for this
    workshop is now closed.

    Media Representatives:
    * CNGVC and CNGVP Member Companies can register using the complimentary registration link.

    KEY INSIGHT: A heavy-duty natural gas truck with the 0.02g NOx engine has a similar emissions profile to that of a heavy-duty battery electric truck plugged into the California electrical grid.

    Drive Economic Development While Cost-Effectively Mitigating NOx Emissions:
    • Dollar-for-dollar, natural gas provides for a greater number of clean vehicles deployed and greater NOx emission reduction levels.

    • The widespread deployment of natural gas trucks will spur major economic development and job growth in the region via private investment in fueling and maintenance infrastructure expansion.

    • Natural gas trucks from leading OEMs will ensure the ports have the capacity they need to move freight to and from the harbor.
      Economic Development
      & Job Growth