Biodiesel Workshop for Fleets January 25th, 2012

Dispelling the Myths of Biodiesel Workshop

Maine Clean Communities held a workshop for fleets focused on biodiesel as a transportation fuel. We heard from experienced Maine fleet operators who are using biodiesel in blends of 5% to 40%. The workshop also addressed the basics of biodiesel including:

  • Benefits of biodiesel as a transportation fuel
  • Operational aspects of biodiesel for fleets
  • Local biodiesel fuel suppliers and availability
  • Dispelling the myths of biodiesel usage
  • Biodiesel fuel storage and blending
  • Cold weather considerations
  • more!

Biodiesel Workshop for Fleets

Please see agenda and speakers’ presentations below.

AGENDA

1:00 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks – Steve Linnell, Coordinator, Maine Clean Communities
 
1:05-1:15 p.m.
Biodiesel Basics:  Brief overview of fuel blends, production, benefits and use in fleet vehiclesSteve Linnell, Coordinator, Maine Clean Communities

1:15-2:00 p.m.
Local Suppliers: An update from local biodiesel suppliers on their production, availability and potential contract potential for local fleets 
Jarmin Kaltsas, President, and Matt Pemberton, Plant Manager, Maine Standard Biofuels;
Ed Burke, Chairman of the Board, Dennis K. Burke, Inc.;
Steven Levy, Managing Director, Sprague Energy

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Successful Use of Biodiesel in Fleets: Overview of and experience with using biodiesel in fleets
Stephen Russell, Massachusetts Clean Cities Coordinator and former Keene, NH Fleet Services Supervisor and David Green, Fleet Manager, Oakhurst Dairy
Stephen Russell, Coordinator, Mass Clean Cities

3:00-3:30 p.m.
Discussion and Questions About Biodiesel

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