Alternative fuel training event to be webcast

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and other members of the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance will host an event for fleet managers on May 20 in Chantilly, VA, to showcase its training program on alternative fuels. It will also be available via webcast

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and other members of the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance will host an event for fleet managers on May 20 in Chantilly, VA, to showcase its training program on alternative fuels. It will also be available via webcast.

Funded through a $1.6-million grant from the Dept. of Energy, the event is the second in a series of 14 training seminars by the organization. The workshops will cover alternative fuel quality, infrastructure, available vehicles, safety, and environmental impact. Opening remarks will be presented by National Clean Cities director Dennis Smith.

A ride-and-drive event will end many of the workshops. Other workshops are scheduled for June 24 in Hoover, AL., July 22 in Casa Grande, AZ., and Sept. 9 in Denver, with more dates and locations to be announced soon

“Interest in alternative fuel vehicles is at an all-time high among fleet managers,” said Brian Feehan, vp of PERC. “We’re excited that we can broadcast this training program online to allow for greater participation.”

Registration for online participation is free but required; sign up by going to www.altfuelsalliance.org.

The Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance consists of PERC, the Renewable Fuels Association, the National Biodiesel Foundation, and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation. Fuels represented include propane, ethanol, biodiesel, and compressed natural gas.

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