Train the Trainer – Ethanol Emergency Response Webinar

Join this virtual event Tuesday, August 18 at 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. MST.  

Upon the completion of this course, participants will have knowledge related to ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels including the use, chemical and physical characteristics, transportation modes, transfer operations, basics of foam, suggested responder tactics and strategies and environmental issues. 

*Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference Series: The Evolving World of Telematics–Real Time Information for Fleet Performance

Join the Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference Series on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 12:00 a.m.-1:30p MST. This free session on “The Evolving World of Telematics–Real-Time Information for Fleet Performance” will feature an expert panel covering the applications and power of real-time information in managing your fleet. Telematics is not just GPS tracking. Telematics can provide real-time access to information that is important to your operations and goals and will increase efficiency, up time, level of service, safety and more. Gain knowledge on how to better understand your fleet and make informed and smart decisions.

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference Series: Gaseous Fuels (Natural Gas & Propane) Trends and Applications

Join the Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference Series on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 12:00 a.m.-1:30p MST. This free session on “Gaseous Fuels Trends and Applications” will feature an expert panel covering trends, technology advances and success stories for natural gas and propane in the fleet industry. Both are domestic, reliable, safe clean burning fuels that are being used successfully in many applications by public and private fleets across the country. Learn how it can work for your operations.

Keeping It Real: Regional Haul, Zero-Emission, Heavy-Duty Tractors

Real-world data can predict future outcomes. After the Run on Less Regional event last October, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and other industry experts analyzed the data collected on the duty cycles from ten regional haul fleets. In two reports, these results were used to determine the suitability of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell trucks for this essential and growing segment.

Join experts on Thursday, August 6 at 11 a.m. MST. 

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Hear the results from the Run on Less Regional event
  • Learn what is needed to adopt both battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies for regional haul applications
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges in transitioning from a diesel truck to a zero-emission vehicle

Speakers

Mike Roeth
Executive Director
North American Council for Freight Efficiency
Andrew Kotz
Andrew Kotz, Ph.D.
Commercial Vehicle Research Engineer
NREL
Ballard HD Market Manager Alan Mace
Alan Mace
Market Manager
Ballard Power Systems

Clean Cities Webinar Series – Part II: Preparing For Infrastructure

You have considered or decided to go electric. You’ve seen the EV 101 course a hundred times, done some research, and understand the basics—there’s a lot of information out there, but where do you start?

Part II highlights approaches to charging infrastructure for the workplace, public networks, and regional corridors. Join Clean Cities on Tuesday, August 18 at 11 a.m. MST. 

Registration coming soon. 

 

Clean Cities Webinar Series – Part I: Preparing For Your Electric Transition

You have considered or decided to go electric. You’ve seen the EV 101 course a hundred times, done some research and understand the basics—there’s a lot of information out there, but where do you start? This three-part series covers those next steps.

In Part I, learn how to approach fleet transitions, including charging infrastructure and utility engagement. Join Clean Cities on Tuesday, August 4 at 11 a.m. MST.

Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation

Join the National Academies for a series of virtual workshops on Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation from July 27 – August 7.

A widespread and rapid transition to low-carbon energy by 2050 is essential to keep pace with ambitious policy goals and avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Historically, energy transitions have taken 50-100 years from initial breakthrough to widespread adoption, which means this transition must be implemented on a much shorter time scale.

The National Academies is convening a workshop series to examine barriers and highlight successful strategies for accelerating clean energy innovation across the federal government. These webcast events will feature timely, action-oriented assessments of how to strengthen demand for new clean energy technologies and facilitate cross-agency and cross-sector collaboration to solve today’s energy challenges. Sessions featuring clean energy innovation experts will be broadcast online from July 27 through August 7, with opportunities for audience Q&A participation.

The opening session will feature remarks and discussion from Paul Dabbar, Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science. The workshop series’ closing session will feature former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. 

Panel Dates, Topics & Speakers:

  • Monday, July 27 from 11am-1pm MST: The Imperative to Accelerate Energy Innovation
  • Tuesday, July 28 from 11am-12:30pm MST: Strategies for Acceleration: Strengthening User Pull
  • Wednesday, July 29 from 11am-12:30pm MST: Strategies for
  • Acceleration: Leveraging and Learning from the Department of Defense
  • Friday, July 31 from 11am-12:30pm MST: Managing DOE’s RD&D Portfolio
  • Monday, August 3 from 11am-1pm MST: Expert Roundtable
  • Tuesday, August 4 from 11am-12:30pm MST: Advanced Manufacturing and the Climate Crisis: Changes and Opportunities
  • Thursday, August 6 from 11am-12:30pm MST: Thinking Globally
  • Friday, August 7 from 11am-12:30pm MST: Next Steps

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.

Speaker:

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