JAX Chamber partners with Gladstein to host the Natural Gas for High Horsepower Summit

September 5, 2017. The JAX Chamber has joined together with Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, clean transportation and energy consulting firm and conference organizers of the Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit, to bring the annual event to Jacksonville, Florida. Since its inception, the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place of high horsepower industry stakeholders—including marine, mining, rail, and stationary power generation sectors — to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by natural gas in energy-intensive applications. In recent years, Jacksonville has become the epicenter of North American natural gas market development for these same applications.

   “Jacksonville is committed to supporting the burgeoning natural gas industry, which drives economic development, energy security and improves environmental sustainability,” JAX Chamber’s VP of Industry & Government Affairs, Chris Quinn said. “We are thrilled to bring the HHP Summit to our city as we become the leader in natural gas-fueled ocean going vessels, locomotives and over-the-road trucks, as well as the launching point for the export of natural gas to remote power generation and industrial markets in the Caribbean.”

   The four-day event will provide attendees insight into dozens of operational natural gas marine, rail, mining, remote power generation, on-road trucking, and infrastructure projects through a series of plenaries, breakouts, and technical workshops. This year’s attendees will also have unprecedented access to off-site tours to local Jacksonville projects, including the Eagle liquefied natural gas (LNG) Maxville Plant, Crowley LNG Bunker Terminal, JAX LNG Plant, TOTE LNG Vessel, Florida East Coast Rail LNG locomotives and tender fueling operations, Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) compressed natural gas (CNG) operation, and UPS LNG trucks and large-scale LNG refueling station.

   “The choice of Florida’s largest city to host the conference is driven by its emergence in recent years as one of the preeminent centers of investment and activity for the North America natural gas downstream market,” noted Erik Neandross, CEO of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, the U.S. clean transportation and energy consulting firm that produces the conference. “Jacksonville has become the world’s most progressive and active marketplace for natural gas HHP operations in 2017.”

   The HHP Summit expo hall will offer hands-on access to a wide range of natural gas engines, equipment and technology designed for high horsepower applications and have the opportunity to talk to representatives about engine and equipment specifications before making an investment.