Energy & Propulsion Conference & Exhibition

November 7–9, 2023 | Greenville, South Carolina, USA

NEW event name. NEW topics that reflect the direction of the industry. 

This event was formerly called Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Conference & Exhibition. 


The Industry’s Most Trusted Event Returns to the US

Join us at the Energy & Propulsion Conference & Exhibition in November

For more than 80 years, the Energy & Propulsion Conference & Exhibition (previously called the Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Conference & Exhibition) has served as a valuable meeting place for industry professionals from around the world. To better reflect the pulse of the industry and its move towards electrification, this conference has undergone a name change and the technical program will be enhanced to include new technical sessions focusing on the latest paths to fuel efficiency, zero emissions, and fuel agnostic powertrains.

This conference remains the go-to event for OEMs, suppliers, researchers, engineers, government officials, academics, and other professionals to discover and discuss emerging technologies. While traditional topics of SI combustion and emission controls will still be covered, more content on clean propulsion technologies will be featured, such as fuel cells, advanced batteries, hybrids and electric vehicles, electric motors and power electronics.  Fuels will continue an expansion on synthetic fuels, hydrogen, ammonia, and natural gas, especially for heavy-duty applications.  

For first time since 2019, this event will be hosted back in the U.S.! Be sure to join us at the industry’s most trusted event November 7–9 in Greenville, South Carolina, to network with leading scientists and design engineers and learn how to implement the latest innovations.

Keynote Presenters

Tuesday Keynote

Barbara (Barb) Goodrich

Global Technical Lead – Engine Oils and Fuels, John Deere

Barb Goodrich has global technical responsibility for fuels (conventional and alternative), fuel issues, fuel additive products, engine oil formulations and products, and engine oil issues. She provides technical service by troubleshooting application/field problems and developing solutions. Barb interfaces with the engine design group, vehicle partners, and the marketing groups. A major industry issue she was heavily involved in was internal diesel injector deposits (IDID) found in compression-ignition high-pressure common rail fuel systems. Barb has over 40 years of experience, the last 17 at John Deere. Goodrich holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering both from Michigan State University.

Wednesday Keynote

Don Hillebrand

Director – Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Don Hillebrand is the Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Programs for Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Energy Technologies directorate. He is also the former director of Argonne’s Energy Systems Division, leading a team of engineers and scientists developing sustainable innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of resource and energy utilization, minimize America’s dependence on imported energy, and enhance U.S. national security.

In 2013, Dr. Hillebrand was elected President and Chairman of the Board of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the largest mobility-focused engineering society in the world. Prior to joining Argonne in 2004, he worked for Daimler Research in Stuttgart, Germany, as Daimler’s research and technology liaison with the European Commission. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Hillebrand served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Executive Office of the President in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Technology Division.

Dr. Hillebrand was named by Automotive News as one of the 100 most influential people bringing about the electrification of the automobile and is listed on the Forbes 10 list of automotive thought leaders. He was named Michigan’s Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year in 1993 and served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in 1995.

Dr. Hillebrand began his career in 1983 as a research engineer with Chrysler Motors, where he worked for 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility. He has two patents and is the author of over 100 publications and invited seminar presentations. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University.

Thursday Keynote

Matt Sheehan

Senior Consulting Engineer – Fuels, Chevron

Matt Sheehan is Chevron’s Senior Consulting Engineer, Fuels located in Richmond, CA. His responsibilities include fuels product strategy, expertise on specifications and performance, and coordination of our industry committee activities. Matt is on the Coordinating Research Council Board of Directors and is Section Chair for ASTM D02.A0.01 for Gasoline and Gasoline-Oxygenate Blends.

Previously, Matt served as Biofuels Technology Commercialization Manager where he developed the integration of renewable fuels processing in our refineries.

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This event is a very good chance to hear a lot of technical information and news from automotive professionals. Also, it is good occasion to meet and gather new connections with automotive experts from around the world.

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Event Venue

Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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