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VTA holding Alternative Fuels Summit

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The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) says it has created the inaugural Alternative Fuels Summit in partnership with Viva Energy Australia and CMV Truck and Bus to help reduce carbon emissions.

It notes the program for the summit is taking shape with an exciting list of key speakers confirmed for the Tuesday August 23 event.

“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,” Peter Anderson, VTA CEO, says.

“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,” he adds.

He says Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy and Environment will headline the summit and update attendees on the Victorian government’s strategies for supporting the transition to alternative fuels.

Praveen Reddy, Freight Victoria CEO will complement the minister’s remarks by providing 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 tacking the transition to alternative fuels, and its Geelong Hydrogen Station,” Peter says.

He notes that vehicle servicing and fuel infrastructure is also a critical part of the alternative fuels transition.

“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,” Peter adds.

The VTA says other speakers from event co-sponsor CMV Truck and Bus, Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, Hyzon Motors and SEA Electric will provide a comprehensive update on heavy vehicle equipment and technology being rolled out that embraces alternative fuels.

For more information on the Victorian Transport Association, click here.

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