Tuesday 3 October 2017

Conference Brochure


Global Technology Conference


The GTC, created in 2006 by WLPGA, is the only global conference dedicated to technology and innovation in the LPG industry. GTC is an integral part of the annual World LPG Forum. GTC2017 will once again showcase the most innovative and original technological ideas from around the world. The WLPGA Innovation Award will be granted to the winner of the GTC2017 programme chosen from papers presented in Marrakech. For more details contact Ms. Camille Pieron at


Session 1

Chair: Mr Filippo de Cecco, Technical Manager, Assogasliquidi, Italy

  • Mr Victor Sáez, Begas Motor, Spain
    Environmental friendly Euro-6, fully Autogas-powered urban bus
  • Mr Michael Welch, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, United Kingdom
    Should Propane and LPG displace Fuel Oils in Gas Turbines for Power Generation?
  • Mr Luis Fernández, Westport Fuel Systems, The Netherlands
    Prins Dual Injection Technology – especially for those new car engines that combine Multipoint (MPI) and Direct fuel Injection (DI) in one
  • Mr Bernardo Herzer, Lehr, United States
    2-Stroke Propane Powered Outboard Engine
  • Mr Guilherme Darezzo, Ultragaz, Brazil
    High Tech SNG Replacing a Huge Consumption of Natural Gas in an Integrated Steel Mill
4:00pm-4:30pm Coffee Break 

Session 2

Chair: Ms Helen Liang, Secretary, Guandong Oil & Gas Association P.R., China 

  • Dr Sebastian Rodriguez, KopaGas, United States
  • Mr Tim Bauer, Envirofit, United States
    Joined Presentation
  • Mr Donald Williams, M-TriGen, United States
    Distributed CO2 Capture
  • Mr Simon Smolnikar, Senso4s, Slovenia
    Technology that will transform gas cylinders into advanced and modern devices
  • Mr Ryoichi Sato, Lemon Gas, Japan
    An Intelligent Power Generation Facility
  • Mr Alexander Wottrich, Truma, Germany
    Truma LevelControl – Wireless Level Measurement for Gas Cylinder


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LPG for Development Summit


As part of the World Forum, WLPGA and the Global LPG Partnership (GLPGP) will hold a half day summit dedicated to LPG for Development on Tuesday 3rd October afternoon from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. This summit will explore issues ranging from setting and delivering national LPG targets, to financing LPG for development and will look at markets that have successfully implemented innovative national-scale programmes that are revolutionising our industryand advancing clean cooking goals. It will be opened with a keynote address from Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy For All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All and is being supported by La Fédération de l'Energie du Maroc.  

The LPG for Development Summit is free to attend and is open to all Forum delegates. If you would like to register for the summit contact:


Welcome Remarks and Keynote 

  • Kimball Chen, Chairman, Global LPG Partnership
  • Yagiz Eyüboğlu, President, World LPG Association
  • Abderrahim El Hafidi, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Morocco


  • Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General
    LPG for Clean Cooking 2030: Delivering on Sustainable Development Goal 7 for Universal Energy Access

Delivering on National LPG Targets - Opportunities and case studies of successful national planning and adoption

Moderator: Alex Evans, President & Chairman, Operating Committee, Global LPG Partnership 

  • Rachid Idrissi Kaitouni, Chairman, Fédération de l'Energie du Maroc, Morocco
  • Wanjiku Manyara, CEO, Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA), Kenya
  • Martin Mesumbe, Director of Petroleum Products and Gas, Ministry of Water and Energy, Cameroon
  • Basuki Trikora Putra, LPG Manager, Pertamina, Indonesia
4:30pm-5:00pm Tea Break

Financing LPG for Development

Moderator: Richenda van Leeuwen, Chair, International Institutions, Global LPG Partnership

  • Ashutosh Jindal, Secretary (Marketing), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India
  • M Boussahman, Director, Ministry of General Affairs, Morocco
  • Ousseynou Nakoulima, Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, African Development Bank
  • John Hauge, CFO, Global LPG Partnership
  • Jacob Amuah, Technical Director, National Petroleum Authority, Ghana

Closing Remarks


All participants are invited to attend the 30th World LPG Forum Welcome Reception