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Mobile Fluid Power Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office sought input from stakeholders in the commercial, off-road vehicles sector to understand and prioritize the research needs necessary to increase the energy efficiency and reduce emissions of mobile fluid power systems.

Workshop Overview

Date:   Sept. 12, 2017


National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Education Center
15013 Denver West Pkwy
Golden, CO 80401

Agenda:   Workshop agenda



This agenda includes presentations featured at the workshop.

Sept. 12, 2017
Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Attendees  
8:15 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Welcome Chris Gearhart (NREL)
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Stakeholder Introductions  
9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Welcome from DOE Background and Kickoff Gurpreet Singh and Michael Weismiller (DOE)
9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Fluid Power Systems High Level Summaries Kim Stelson (University of Minnesota/Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power), Eric Lanke (National Fluid Power Association), and Lauren Lynch and Brad Zigler (NREL)
10:15 a.m.–10:20 a.m. Introduction to Facilitated Discussion Margo Melendez (NREL)
10:20 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Facilitated Discussions: Focused Application, Data Needs, Standardized Testing Lonnie Love (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Ken Kelly and Brad Zigler (NREL)
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Facilitated Discussions: New Architecture Development & Market Barriers, New Technology Development, Hybridization, Market Barriers Gary Kassen (Case New Holland), Jeffrey Bauer and Paul Marvin (John Deere), and Brad Zigler (NREL)
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Facilitated Discussions: Optimization of Existing Architecture, Fluids, Components, Integration George Fenske (Argonne National Laboratory), Lelia Cosimbescu (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Jun Qu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), and Brad Zigler (NREL)
3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Discussion  


The workshop featured the following documents.