September 5, 2017 | JACKSONVILLE, FL — The JAX Chamber has joined together with Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, clean transportation and energy consulting firm and conference organizers of the Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit, to bring the annual event to Jacksonville, Florida. Since its inception, the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place of high horsepower industry stakeholders—including marine, mining, rail, and stationary power generation sectors — to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by natural gas in energy-intensive applications. In recent years, Jacksonville has become the epicenter of North American natural gas market development for these same applications.
“Jacksonville is committed to supporting the burgeoning natural gas industry, which drives economic development, energy security and improves environmental sustainability,” JAX Chamber’s VP of Industry & Government Affairs, Chris Quinn said. “We are thrilled to bring the HHP Summit to our city as we become the leader in natural gas-fueled ocean going vessels, locomotives and over-the-road trucks, as well as the launching point for the export of natural gas to remote power generation and industrial markets in the Caribbean.”
The four-day event will provide attendees insight into dozens of operational natural gas marine, rail, mining, remote power generation, on-road trucking, and infrastructure projects through a series of plenaries, breakouts, and technical workshops. This year’s attendees will also have unprecedented access to off-site tours to local Jacksonville projects, including the Eagle liquefied natural gas (LNG) Maxville Plant, Crowley LNG Bunker Terminal, JAX LNG Plant, TOTE LNG Vessel, Florida East Coast Rail LNG locomotives and tender fueling operations, Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) compressed natural gas (CNG) operation, and UPS LNG trucks and large-scale LNG refueling station.
“The choice of Florida’s largest city to host the conference is driven by its emergence in recent years as one of the preeminent centers of investment and activity for the North America natural gas downstream market,” noted Erik Neandross, CEO of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, the U.S. clean transportation and energy consulting firm that produces the conference. “Jacksonville has become the world’s most progressive and active marketplace for natural gas HHP operations in 2017.”
Now in its sixth year, project deployment discussions are no longer conceptual, and what was once theory is now becoming practice. Despite the temporary pricing dip in the global energy market, we have seen several significant new project announcements from the Caribbean to the Northern Yukon. The key themes of the 2017 HHP Summit, include:
- Growth markets and opportunities in marine, rail, power generation and other industrial/commercial applications
- The growth opportunities for innovative CNG and LNG supply chains to support natural gas utilities, local-distribution companies, and electrical power generation companies
- Early project successes driving investment in tangible supply chains
- Impacts of a disrupted middle distillate market in 2020 and beyond
- Existing and new supply chain assets driving market expansion and acceleration
- The competitive business advantage of natural gas given its long-term price stability and predictability
- Continued focus on environmental drivers—regulatory and sustainability
The HHP Summit expo hall will offer hands-on access to a wide range of natural gas engines, equipment and technology designed for high horsepower applications and have the opportunity to talk to representatives about engine and equipment specifications before making an investment.
Value registration offers attendees a $200 savings through October 1. To see the full agenda and register, visit www.hhpsummit.com.
About JAX Chamber
The JAX Chamber is the business membership organization dedicated to driving quality economic growth in Northeast Florida to make this region the best place to live, work and play. Membership provides the opportunity to connect with and buy from other Chamber members. The connections result in business growth and a more prosperous economy. www.myjaxchamber.com
About the Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit
HHP Summit is North America’s largest and most comprehensive conference and expo focused on the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas for marine, mining, rail, drilling, pressure pumping, and remote power generation operations. Since its inception, the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place of high horsepower industry stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by natural gas in high-fuel use operations, in both compressed and liquefied form. Working together with our event stakeholders, the Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) team creates the HHP Summit program, drawing upon insight gathered from more than 20 years of clean transportation and energy consulting experience. www.hhpsummit.com
About Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)
GNA is the leading North American consulting firm specializing in market development for low-emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure and fuels for both on and off-road applications. For more than 20 years, GNA has pioneered the nation’s largest and most innovative alternative fuel projects in the on-road and off-road sectors. In addition to its technical consulting practice, GNA hosts North America’s leading alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technology conferences—including the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, the Rethink Methane Symposium, and the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit. www.gladstein.org