Eco-Mobility 2021 - 15 Years A3PS

16th International A3PS Conference

Eco-Mobility 2021

Paths to Climate-Neutral Mobility

Sustainable Propulsion Concepts and Energy Carriers for Carbon-Neutral Future: Europe as Frontrunner

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On November 18th and 19th, 2021, the 16th International A3PS Conference will bring together leading representatives from industry, R&D and technology policy to discuss the actual development and market introduction of efficient propulsion concepts and sustainable energy carriers. Bonded by the European Green Deal, we are all together on the way to a climate neutral mobility and collaboration throughout scientific disciplines, supply chains and national borders seems ever more important.

This year’s conference also gives us the chance to proudly celebrate the 15th Anniversary of A3PS. Founded in 2006, the platform successfully connected important mobility players, scientists, politicians and automotive industry from small to multi-billion-companies all over Austria. Starting as niche topic, sustainable propulsion systems became and are today heart of the mobility transformation. A change which constantly increases the fields of action of A3PS and its partners in depth and in diversity.


Goals are set, as lain down in the re-newed Austrian law for renewable energy (EAG), but many paths claim to lead to a carbon neutral future. Which are to be pursued? To better understand the complexity and interdependencies that challenge the transport transformation, we ought to exchange knowledge on a most broad level. From primary material resources over the whole production chain to energy carriers, from passenger mobility to commercial vehicles and from production to recycling, all impacts need to be taken into account regarding the whole life cycle. Of course, this important task cannot be solved by one nation single-handedly but in cooperation with experts and policy makers from all over Europe.


  • What environmental beneftis can we expect from actual research results for the automotive industry?
  • How can critical resources be coordinated across competing industries?
  • What alternative propulsion system best serves which purpose?
  • How does the future mix of vehicles on European roads look like?
  • Which eco-friendly technologies promise the best results according to Life Cycle Assessments?



Gironcoli-Kristall | STRABAG Art Forum, Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Vienna


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Day 1 (18 Nov, Thursday) Day 2 (19 Nov, Friday)

from politics, industry and R&D institutions

AIT - Anton Plimon

ZF - Gerd Hillenbrand

from politics, industry and R&D institutions

Volvo - Henrik Engdahl

FZ Jülich - Thomas Grube

Session 1
Primary Energy & Energy Carriers

Specialist Presentations

Institute of Hydrogen Energy - Jonghee Han

NESTE - Mats Hultman

Verbund - Alexander Decker

TU Graz - Armin Buchroithner

Session 3
Commercial Vehicles

Specialist Presentations

AVL - Josef Macherhammer

ICCT - Hussein Basma

Contargo - Kristin Kahl

PUREM & MAHLE - Rainer Lehnen & Marco Warth

Session 2
Passenger Mobility

Specialist Presentations

VOEST - Franz Androsch

Solaris - Mateusz Figaszewski

TU Graz - Merit Bodner

MIBA - Florian Wiedrich

Session 4
Resources, Recycling &LCA

Specialist Presentations

Joanneum Research - Martin Beermann

AIT - Carina Schlögl

Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH - Sebastian Goldner

Independent Consultant, EU Commission - Kyriakos Maniatis

Social Evening - 15 Years A3PS
Networking with participants, speakers,




Plenary Discussion

Klimafonds - Theresia Vogel

Keynote Speaker

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The Eco-Mobility 2021 also features an exhibition of vehicles, components and posters, open on both days.




  Price (*1)
Physical & Stream
Price (*1)

Regular Tickets

€ 500,- € 50,-
Special Tickets for    

€ 250,-

€ 0,-
     Members of Austrian Automotive Clusters (*2) € 350,- € 0,-
     Students € 50,- € 0,-
     Speakers, Exhibition Staff free of charge  
     Press free of charge (registration necessary)  

(*1) 0% VAT (A3PS is exempt from VAT)
(*2) ACstyria, Automobil-Cluster Upper Austria


Registration for the conference



General Chair: Dr. Michael Nöst (A3PS)
Conference Committee:    DI Hanno Miorini (BOSCH) - Chairman of Committee, Dr. Andreas Dorda - Governmental Representative (BMK),
Dr. Christian Chimani (AIT), Dr. Peter Prenninger (AVL), DI (FH) Thomas Uitz (OMV)
Organisation Chair:

Dr. Elisabeth Luchini (A3PS)



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COVID-19 Regulations

According to the Covid-19 regulations in Austria, all participants have to be vaccinated or recovered from a Covid-19 infection. Alternatively, a valid PCR-test is required. Please note that PCR-tests in Vienna are only valid for 48 hours after taking the sample. A proof of vaccination or a negative PCR-test result will be checked at the registration. Please notice that it is required to wear a FFP2 mask. When sitting in the lecture hall and at lunch, you may take off your mask.