Document Title: Accomplishments of the GFV informal group
Document Reference Number: GFV-45-05
Presentation made to the GRPE June session (as document GRPE-73-29). Presentation on the background and accomplishments of the GFV informal group from January 2008 to June 2016 as the group concludes its final effort on heavy-duty dual fuel engine retrofit systems.
11. Mr. Rijnders took note that this was the last meeting of the GFV since an extension of the mandate is not being requested of the GRPE. He was pleased that the GFV has facilitated the gaseous fuels to become a ‘normal’ fuel so they are not treated as an alternative, niche market. Gaseous fuels are now part of the regulatory mainstream and the regulatory under the auspices of the GRPE (R.49, R.83, R.115, etc. is now more in the framework of ‘maintenance’. But he also indicated that the gaseous fuel stakeholders and interested parties always can have ad hoc groups or meetings in order to create consensus amongst participants as has been done based on the work that has been done over the past eight years by the GFV. Mr. Rijnders said he will be willing to participate on an ad hoc basis to continue the consensus-building process.
Mr. Rijnders presented a short PowerPoint document (GFV-45-05) that provided a Background and History of the work accomplished by the GFV since its official inception at the time of its first mandate in January 2008. He noted the good work of the stakeholders and thanked Mr. Dekker for his outstanding contribution as Chairman of and contributor to various Task Forces, including those on OBD, and the heavy duty dual-fuel task forces for OEM systems for Euro V, Euro VI and the retrofit systems. He also thanked Mr. Seisler and NGV Global for their important contribution as Secretariat to the GFV. Likewise, he noted AEGPL’s contributions as co-secretariats that included work performed by Mr. Duvielguerbigny (2008 to 2011) and Mr. Piccolo thereafter.