‘Largest of Its Kind on the East Coast in 2014,’ Says Organizer CETC
North Carolina State University’s N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center is talking up the Southeast Alternative Fuel Conference and Expo in October as “the largest of its kind on the east coast in 2014,” with more than 50 exhibitors, 100 speakers and 20 ride-and-drive vehicles.
“The three day conference will be a one-stop shop for fleet and transportation related decision makers to learn about return on investment, efficiency and alternative transportation fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, propane and natural gas,” CETC transportation program manager Anne Tazewell, conference planning committee lead, says in a release.
EVs, Biodiesel, Propane, NGVs
Scheduled keynote speakers include U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary Reuben Sarkar and General Duncan McNabb, former commander of U.S. Transportation Command and member of the Energy Security Leadership Council.
Other slated speakers include National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe, Roush CleanTech president Joe Thompson, Novozymes NA president Adam Monroe, Volvo Group senior government affairs VP Susan Alt, Nissan electric vehicle and infrastructure deployment chief Brendan Jones, and Electric Drive Transportation Association VP Genevieve Cullen.
A Nissan Leaf Lease Giveaway
Vehicles for the SEAFC 2014 expo and/or ride-and-drive include a natural gas-powered boat, a Via Motors extended-range EV, a Tesla Model S, Ford propane vehicles, and a Thomas Built alternative fuel school bus.
SEAFC 2014 will also include the giveaway of a free two-year lease to a 2015 Nissan Leaf battery car.
The SEAFC planning committee has included the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, East Tennessee Clean Fuels, Georgia Clean Cities, Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition, the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, Palmetto State Clean Fuels, Triangle Clean Cities and Virginia Clean Cities.
NCSU’s Clean Energy Technology Center was formerly known as the N.C. Solar Center. “We’ve changed our name,” clean transportation specialist Michael Terreri told F&F, “to better reflect our transportation work.”
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Source: N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center with Fleets & Fuels follow-up