Speaker Details

Alex Woodrow Knibb Gormezano and Partners

Alex Woodrow

Alex joined KGP in 1994, shortly after completing his BEng and BCom in manufacturing engineering and economics at Birmingham University, adding an MSc in automotive systems engineering from Loughborough University in 2008. In January 2010 he became managing director. During this period, KGP has delivered hundreds of projects focused on powertrain technologies, and legislative and industry trends in automotive and adjacent sectors. In 2005 Alex launched the Global Commercial Vehicle Powertrain Forecast, and in 2009 the Global Non-Road Powertrain Forecast, a partnership with Off-Highway Research, helping OEMs to decarbonize and reduce emissions.


Alternative fuels for non-road mobile machinery

This presentation will examine the trade-offs between alternative fuels for NRMM, including battery electric, fuel cell electric, hydrogen-ICE, renewable diesel and e-fuels. A summary of KGP's current forecast outlook for fuel use by market vertical for construction, AG and material handling will be included. Challenges for electrification, including charging, battery availability and cost, will be addressed, with views on future legislative and financial support required to meet net zero targets.