Intro to Renewable Liquid Fuels Part 1: Basics, Costs and Benefits of Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel & Blends

Curious about renewable biofuels and how they can reduce costs and emissions? Are regional issues plaguing your diesel fleet? Is your City Council or management proposing deep carbon emission reductions with no increase in your budget? Look no further than these drop-in substitutes for petroleum diesel: renewable diesel, biodiesel, and renewable diesel/biodiesel blends.

Drop-in renewable biofuels are now cost-competitive with conventional fuels thanks to federal tax incentives, U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard, and in some states, carbon credit programs (Oregon Clean Fuels Program, California Low Carbon Fuel Standard).

This two-part webinar series brings together experienced fleet managers and industry experts to show you how to green your fleet with renewable diesel (RD), biodiesel and blends.

Learn how renewable diesel, biodiesel and blends can:

  • Reduce operation costs
  • Lower emissions
  • Meet your fleet sustainability goals

Webinar Speakers

NAFA Member Richard Battersby, CAFM<sup>®</sup>, Says Oakland Is ...

Richar Battersby, Director, East Bay Clean Cities Coalition

Brian Deninger, President, Dogpatch Biofuels

Rick Wallace, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy

Iowa Biodiesel Speakers Bureau

Dave Slade, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Group (REG) Bioduels Technology & Services

Intro to Renewable Liquid Fuels Part II: Fleet Experiences Using Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel & Blends

Clean Cities handpicked fleets from across the country that are realizing the performance, financial, and environmental benefits of renewable diesel, biodiesel, and blends. Some of these fleets have tips and tricks for managing fuels in colder climates, others are experiencing better DPF performance, and all are reducing emissions with drop-in renewable fuels requiring no added infrastructure.

This two-part webinar series brings together experienced fleet managers and industry experts to show you how to green your fleet with renewable diesel (RD), biodiesel and blends.

Learn how renewable diesel, biodiesel and blends can:

  • Reduce operation costs
  • Lower emissions
  • Meet your fleet sustainability goals


Webinar Speakers

Board of Trustees & Staff - Utah Clean Cities Coalition

Tammie Bostick, Executive Director, Utah Clean Cities Coalition

NAFA Member Richard Battersby, CAFM<sup>®</sup>, Says Oakland Is ...

Amy Regimbal, Operations & Policy/Fuel Analyst, Oregon Department of Transportation

Gary Lentsch, CAFM, Fleet Services, Eugene Water & Electric Board

GoGreen Portland Conference

Keith Shields, Director of Fleet Services, City of Knoxville


Making the Financial Case for Battery Electric Buses

It seems that transit buses may be the first heavy-duty vehicle segment to significantly electrify. But are they cost-effective compared to traditional diesel buses?

Join Western Washington Clean Cities and Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities for the financial case for battery-electric buses.

A new report from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) aims to help transit fleet managers determine if investing in battery-electric buses (BEBs) would have an acceptable net present value (NPV) and payback period. It first sets a baseline scenario, representing common project characteristics. The baseline involved four BEBs and four depot chargers, received a grant of $1,500,000 (or $375,000 per bus with charger), and saw a value of $785,000 over the 12-year bus life. To determine whether to invest, the analysis examined 33 key inputs and recorded the NPV as those parameters shifted. Knowing how these parameters effect the overall value of the investment can help fleets determine if a BEB investment is likely to be cost-effective for them.


Caley Johnson, senior transportation market analyst, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference Series: Electrification of Regional Haul Trucking

Participate in a free session on “Electrification of Regional Haul Trucking” is presented in partnership with the North American Council of Freight Efficiency (NACFE).

Successful implementation of Commercial Battery Electrical Vehicles (CBEVs) and related hybrids, will require collaboration beyond existing partners in the trucking industry today. This expert panel will bring together fleets, OEMs, suppliers as well as the new members to the trucking industry team, utilities and charging system suppliers. The session will have a combination of presentations and panel discussions with a question and answer session of the key topics that will be critical to bringing all of these parties together for integration into freight transportation. The speakers will include representatives of all of these areas so as to provide a framework and perspective into the benefits and challenges that lie ahead.

NACFE has released guidance reports and executive summaries that provide the trucking industry with documented insights and illustrations to lead the transition. These reports include:

  • Electric Trucks: Where They Make Sense
  • Medium-Duty Electric Trucks: Cost of Ownership
  • Amping Up: Charging Infrastructure for Electric Trucks
  • Viable Class 7/8 Electric, Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Tractors

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference Series: The Green Garage – How to Make Your Garage More Sustainable

Learn what it means and how to be a green garage. Also, learn about the soon to be launched Green Garage Contest from The 100 Best Fleets. See how you compare to your peers. Just by participating and completing the application you will understand your operations better and identify opportunities to become better. With pressure to be more sustainable and to do more with less, this will be a valuable event and exercise.

Improving Driver Safety with Real-Time Parking Notifications and Safety Alerts

Drivers are critical to the protection and maintenance of our supply chains, not just in hard times, but at all times. That’s why it’s critical we keep our drivers safe and our freight on the move.

Drivers nor Fleet Safety Managers have the time or resources to brief each other on all high-risk areas along a route, keep track of changing open/closed statuses at rest areas, or determine whether space is available at an upcoming open truck parking site.

Learn how new in-cab safety notifications are effectively reducing preventable accidents and delivering never before seen data to drivers when they need it most. You will walk away with a better understanding of how risky driving behaviors and uncertain environments can be mitigated, and how to leverage new technology to improve driver safety.

Key Takeaways:

  • The tangible ways in which GPS hazard-based warnings are improving driver behaviors and overall safety
  • How one of North America’s largest fleets significantly improved driver safety over the course of a multi-year pilot
  • How a never before seen technology is delivering peace of mind to drivers in their time of need



Brian Mofford, VP of Government Experience, Intelligent Imaging Systems Inc. (IIS)

RNG Experts Reveal Recent Insights Associated with RNG To Vehicle Fuel

In a recent webinar, we covered what’s essential for you to tackle challenges and explore opportunities associated with Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to the vehicle fuel market.
The thought leaders who participated as panelists:
  • Andy Dvoracek (VP, AMP Americas)
  • Harrison Clay (Vice President Strategic Development Global Environmental Products, BP)
  • Thomas Lawson (President, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition)
  • Neil Black (President, California Bioenergy)
  • Johannes Escudero (CEO and Executive Director, The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas) 

Renewable Hydrogen Production and Infrastructure for Freight

Fleet operators that seek to reduce their emissions to zero, both at the tailpipe and at the source, have few options. Fuel cells hold significant potential for zero emissions. This webinar will address how a fleet can develop the required infrastructure to fuel their fleet with hydrogen and what renewable hydrogen options are available for a true zero-emission fleet operation from wells-to-wheels.Watch this webinar presented by California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) and ACT News on renewable hydrogen production and infrastructure for transit, trucking, and cargo handling equipment fleets.

Watch this webinar recording to gain insight into:

  • How renewable hydrogen is produced
  • The options available for fleets to build hydrogen refueling stations at their depot
  • How fleets can ensure a reliable supply of hydrogen fuel at their stations
  • Funding opportunities for renewable hydrogen

Emanuel Wagner, Deputy Director, California Hydrogen Business Council

Professor Jack Brouwer, Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center

Maryline Daviaud Lewett, Director of Business Development, Black & Veatch

Lauren Skiver, CEO/GM, SunLine Transit Agency

Jordan Ramalingam, Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board