PERC Signs On as a Presenting Sponsor for Washington in June,
20th Anniversary of U.S. DoE’s Clean Cities to Be Celebrated There
The Propane Education and Research Council has signed on as a presenting sponsor for the 2013 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo – ACT Expo, taking place June 24-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Embassy Suites in Washington D.C.
The momentum is gathering for domestic alternatives to costly imports, and ACT Expo has merged as alt fuels’ best place to see and weigh all of the alternatives. There are thus far seven platinum sponsors: Freightliner, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp, Kenworth, Navistar, Peterbilt, Shell and Volvo.
ACT Expo 2013 will also see celebration of the 20th year of Clean Cities. Launched in 1993, the Clean Cities program is responsible for displacing three billion gallons of petroleum in the U.S. to date.
“PERC is pleased to be a presenting sponsor for North America’s premier alternative fuels event,” Roy Willis, PERC president and CEO, says in an announcement by ACT Expo organizer (and Fleets & Fuels publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
“As a leading alternative fuel in the U.S., propane autogas provides clean, affordable transportation for a growing number of fleets every day,” Willis said. “Not only does the switch to propane-autogas-fueled vehicles lower emissions significantly, but the fuel is produced right here in America.”
‘How Can I Too Save Money?’
ACT Expo, says GNA, “brings together more than 3,000 stakeholders – fleets, technology companies, OEMs, infrastructure developers, fuel providers, and policymakers– for an in-depth discussion about the rapidly evolving clean transportation industry.
“All alternative fuel types – electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, and renewable fuels – are represented at this show, providing a one-stop shop to learn about the wide-range of solutions available.
“We’re expecting another really big show this year,” says Erik Neandross, CEO at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, ACT Expo’s Santa Monica, Calif.-based organizer. “The consistent message that alterative fuels are less expensive, and cleaner, is reaching more and more fleet professionals. The big question now is, ‘How can I too save money?'”
Two Decades of Clean Cities
“Fleet operators are realizing that ACT Expo is the place to go to sort through all of the options and complexities of the alterative fuels and advanced drivetrain marketplace. Our recipe? Providing solid technical information to those who seek it,” Neandross says.
“We are also tremendously excited to be working with the U.S. Department of Energy on the 20th anniversary celebration for DoE’s Clean Cities program. This program has accomplished so much over these last two decades and you will see the fruits of this labor throughout every part of the ACT Expo show floor and conference program.”
The ACT Expo conference program is designed for “high-quality education and hands-on experience,” GNA says. The program will encompass
- end-user case studies from leading fleets;
- fueling supply and infrastructure solutions;
- alternative fuel training and technical tours;
- funding programs and regulatory policy updates;
- maintenance shop requirements and personnel training; and
- emission reduction strategies and technologies.
Act Expo 2013 will also include a ride-and-drive with upwards of 30 advanced technology and alternative fuel vehicles – light duty to heavy – and pre-conference training sessions and off-site technical tours
GNA, Tony Quist, 310-573-8564 or toll-free 800-993-0302; mobile 310-756-9173; [email protected]
Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates for ACT Expo