Low carbon champions and speakers wanted

Low carbon champions and speakers wanted


Time is running out to get your nomination in for the LowCVP 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards. The event, run by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), looks to recognise those those that have made a real difference in the low carbon road transport industry.

With seven awards on offer, the prizes cover areas from cars to fuels, via innovation and publications – and the deadline for submissions ends on Friday 13th May. Award categories include:
• Low Carbon Car/Van Manufacturer of the Year
• Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year
• Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year
• Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year
• Award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME
• Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year
• Outstanding Low Carbon Publication or Report

There will also be two special awards – Outstanding Individual in Promoting Lower Carbon Transport, and Grand Prix Award (“winner-of-winners”): Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport 2015–16.

Andy Eastlake, the LowCVP’s Managing Director, said: “I agree with Oliver Letwin (Head of Government Policy in the Cabinet Office) that low emission vehicles and fuels represent a colossal opportunity for British industry. Last December’s Paris agreement has helped to confirm that we’re in the early stages of a new industrial revolution as some extraordinary technological developments begin to be incorporated into mainstream products. The LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards celebrate organisations that are in the vanguard of this revolutionary change.”

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, said: “We are pleased to be hosting another Networking Dinner at Cenex-LCV2016, and that the dinner will feature the LowCVP Champions Awards for the third consecutive year. The Cenex-LCV Dinner attracts a large audience of exhibitors and visitors, including many senior industry and government figures. The LowCVP Champions Awards has proven to be a popular feature within the dinner format, and we are excited to be collaborating with the LowCVP once again.”

The awards will be given out on the evening of Wednesday 14th September, alongside Cenex-LCV 2016 which has opened up calls for seminar speakers for the UK’s leading technology showcase and networking event in the low carbon vehicle community.

The seminar programme at Cenex-LCV aims to showcase the latest developments in technology and results from research projects, whila also looking at future directions the industry might take. Both indivituals and organisations are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the following seminar themes:
• Low Carbon Propulsion Technologies
• Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles: Policy and Market Trends
• Vehicle Light-Weighting and Aerodynamics
• The Automotive Council and UK Capabilities Development
• Grants for Research and Development
• Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
• Digital Engineering, Modelling and Simulation
• Design Engineering, Test and Validation
• Advanced Materials
• Automotive Electronics (New to LCV2016)
• High Value Manufacturing (New to LCV2016)
• Energy for Transport: Alternative Fuels and Energy Infrastructure
• Low Carbon Buses
• Low Carbon Commercial Vehicles
• Air Quality and Low Carbon Innovation

Mr Evans said: “This year we have decided to extend our seminar programme by inviting organisations to submit an expression of interest form to present at LCV2016. Every year it is our aim to generate a highly topical and comprehensive seminar programme. By extending the invitation to present, we are hopeful that LCV2016 will bring together some of the best minds in the industry, to educate, inform and engage with the LCV community.”

To find out more about the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards 2016, visit the website or take a look at the group’s Twitter feed. For those interested in speaking at Cenex-LCV2016, details can be found at the Cenex event site or on Twitter.

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