July 2, 2012—SANTA MONICA, CA -- Caterpillar, Inc. a global manufacturer of construction and mining equipment and diesel and natural gas engines, today confirmed their commitment to participate in the HHP Summit 2012—Natural Gas for High Horsepower Applications as a presenting sponsor. As one of three key presenting sponsors, Caterpillar joins Encana and AGL Resources/Pivotal LNG in a leadership role for this summit, signaling the growing importance of this topic and the groundswell of natural gas focused activity in high horsepower segments. The multi-day HHP conference will take place in Houston, Texas September 26–28.
The HHP Summit is North America’s leading conference focused on the growing momentum for the use of natural gas as a diesel fuel substitute in a number of off-road high horsepower applications such as locomotives, marine applications, oil and gas exploration and production operations, mine haul and construction, and an assortment of other industrial applications.
“As a world leader in natural gas engine and equipment technologies, having Caterpillar as a presenting sponsor is strong validation of the timing for the HHP Summit. Their participation sends a significant signal regarding the potential benefits of using domestically abundant, low cost and clean burning natural gas fuel in these various applications,” said Erik Neandross, chief executive officer of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, organizers of the conference. “Caterpillar is a leader in innovation across many of the industry segments that will be represented at the HHP Summit and we are proud to have them join our growing list of sponsors and exhibitors,” he continued.
Industry leaders and end-users from around the globe will gather in Houston, Texas in September to showcase existing case studies where natural gas solutions are being implemented throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The HHP Summit will highlight the imminent growth in this market that is expected given the tremendous economic and environmental advantages provided via the use of natural gas in these high fuel consuming operations.
End-users from across these multiple segments will learn about the latest developments on natural gas engine technologies for these various applications, fuel supply and refueling infrastructure considerations, and the latest policy, regulatory and funding updates relevant to these discussions. The conference programming will include plenary and breakout sessions, offsite tours, training sessions, a trade show, and exceptional networking opportunities over the course of three days.
“Now that the engine technologies are becoming more widely available to allow for a transition to lower cost and cleaner burning natural gas, the HHP Summit will further advance the discussion by examining how LNG production plants can serve multiple HHP applications in a region and thus help to accelerate multiple markets simultaneously,” commented Neandross.
To register, sponsor, exhibit, or for more information, visit www.hhpsummit.com or call 888-993-0302. With several additional important industry announcements expected between now and the HHP Summit, stakeholders are encouraged to check the event website daily or to sign up for updates.
About Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
With headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., and in New York, New York, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) is one of the nation’s leading environmental consulting firms specializing in emission reduction, energy and transportation policy, carbon management, and market development for clean, alternative fuel and efficient vehicle technologies. As part of its comprehensive suite of consulting services, GNA offers nearly two decades of experience developing and managing green conferences, events and other outreach programs that have brought together thousands of attendees and industry leading speakers at venues across the United States. www.gladstein.org