Mighty Machines: Ships, Trains and Other Off-Road Prospects

Feb 7, 10:45 AM — 12:00 PM CST

Step into the world of colossal machinery as we explore the awe-inspiring power of ships, trains, tractors and other massive off-road vehicles. These feats of engineering are not only remarkable in size and strength but also essential for various industries worldwide. In an era where sustainability and environmental responsibility are paramount, operators are embracing the challenge of decarbonization. We’ll take you behind-the-scenes on efforts to secure OEM approvals and ensure that liquid fuels play a pivotal role in helping these behemoths harness the power they need while cleaning up their environmental impact.


Jason Smith

Warner Petroleum Company

18 years w/ Warner Petroleum Corporation. Initial focus primarily on logistics and operations land and sea. Which later lead to handling the purchasing and marketing of commodities, services, Terminaling, and transportation. Self-proclaimed “tree hugging oil salesman” who enjoys all things nature, and thus I’m very excited to participate in this panel.

Mark Lutz

AVP Fuel & Environmental
Union Pacific Railroad

Mark Lutz is the assistant vice president of the Fuel & Environmental team. He is accountable for environmental compliance assurance, locomotive fuel supply and distribution, operations and maintenance of locomotive fuel infrastructure, industrial wastewater treatment, hazardous materials emergency response, and environmental remediation.

Union Pacific operates a 32,000-mile rail network across 23 states consuming $3.5 billion annually in fuel in 150 locations utilizing over $2 billion in infrastructure (tanks, pipelines, pumps, treatment plants, etc.).

Mark joined Union Pacific in 2009 as General Director of the Fuel Supply team. Prior to joining UP Mark worked with BP for 18 years serving in several roles from refinery operations to oil trading his last being the Chief Financial Officer & Commercial Manager at the 4th largest refinery in the US.

Mark has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University and an MBA from Tulane University.

Michael Cleveland

Director of Advanced Energy
Progress Rail/Caterpillar

Michael is the Director of Advanced Energy for Progress Rail where he is responsible for guiding the rail industry’s transition through alternative energy. Focus areas include battery electric, hydrogen, alcohol fuels, and alternative diesels. Michael has over 13 years of experience in the rail industry primarily spent leading alternative locomotive fuels projects. He holds a MS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and a BA in Physics from Austin College in Sherman, TX.


Scott Fenwick

Technical Director
Clean Fuels

Scott Fenwick serves as the Technical Director for Clean Fuels Alliance America. Fenwick leads the advancement of core member services for technical and quality assurance support issues. He provides key support for technical aspects needed by biodiesel stakeholders including both producer members, obligated parties and fuel users to effectively position the biodiesel industry. Additionally, he educates key decision makers to help build industry credibility. In addition to coordinating the OEM and fuel quality programs under Clean Fuels Alliance America, Fenwick has also been elected to chair the ASTM D02 Committee covering all Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels and Lubricants. He also coordinates other international biodiesel and fuel activities for other standards development organizations. After serving as Chairman of the BQ-9000 Commission, he is now a liaison to the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission. Previously, Fenwick was involved with the fuel inspection industry for nearly 25 years and managed several fuel testing laboratories. After attending Purdue University, he also worked for Archer Daniels Midland Company organizing their Biofuels Technical Services.

Room: Fort Worth Ballroom 5-8