WASHINGTON (October 25, 2010) — The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and the other members of the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance continue their nationwide training program on alternative fuel at a workshop for fleet managers Thursday, October 28 in Albany, N.Y.
This free workshop, held in Albany's Crown Hotel Plaza, is the seventh
in a series of 14 training seminars across the country made possible by a
$1.6 million grant from the Energy Department. The workshops cover
alternative fuel quality, infrastructure, available vehicles, safety,
the latest technologies, and the environmental impact of propane,
ethanol, biodiesel, and compressed natural gas.
Each workshop culminates with a ride-and-drive event that gives fleet
managers a chance to get behind the wheel of vehicles that run on
"Fleet managers eager to respond to customers' growing interest in
working with businesses that offer sustainable solutions will see the
benefits of propane autogas and other alternative-fuel vehicles," said
Brian Feehan, vice president of PERC. "Choosing vehicles fueled by
alternative fuels result in fewer harmful emissions and less reliance on
The Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance consists of PERC, the Renewable
Fuels Association, the National Biodiesel Board, and the Clean Vehicle
Education Foundation. Fuels represented include propane, ethanol,
biodiesel, and compressed natural gas.
Each of the full-day collaborative workshops scheduled over the next two
years will involve a site in the Energy Department's Clean Cities
program, which uses local coalitions to promote the use of alternative
fuels such as propane. This workshop is hosted by the Central New York
workshops have been held in Indianapolis, Chantilly, Va., Hoover, Ala.,
Casa Grande, Ariz., and Denver. Workshops are scheduled for November 16
in Arlington, Texas, and December 9 in San Francisco. Workshop sites
for 2011 include San Diego, Seattle, Orlando, Fla., and Kansas City, Mo.
Vehicles and equipment fueled by propane, the most widely used
alternative fuel, include trucks, vans, school buses, shuttles,
forklifts, and commercial mowers.
To Kgistes for a workshop or view an archived webcast, visit www.altfuelsalliance.org.
PERC promotes the safe and efficient use of propane as a transportation
fuel for its cost-effectiveness, efficiency and productivity,
reliability, portability, and environmental friendliness. For more
information on PERC and its programs, visit www.autogasusa.org.