Workshop on Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel and Bio-Diesel Fuels set for FSEC

“Understanding Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel and Bio-Diesel,” an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) training workshop, will be held at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa on Monday, April 18. The workshop will be hosted by the Florida Space Coast Clean Cities Coalition in conjunction with Traviss Technical Center. The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Environmental Protection and the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium are program sponsors.

The workshop will introduce alternative fuel technologies, vehicles and infrastructure to stakeholders, fuel providers, fleet managers, the general public and other audiences and to promote the use and implementation of AFVs. Information on training programs, technologies and vehicles will be provided.

The focus of this workshop is ultra-low-sulfur diesel and bio-diesel fuels, which are expected to replace highway diesel in the future. Presentations will cover how they are made, performance, use, availability and regulations. Information from a number of auto manufacturers will also be available and vehicles will be on exhibit.

The course will be held from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the solar center at 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, on the campus of UCF/Brevard Community College.

Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy nationwide initiative to encourage the use of alternative fuels, infrastructure and vehicles. The Space Coast Clean Cities Coalition (which is administered by the Florida Solar Energy Center) and Traviss Technical Center are members of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Program.

Additional information on the workshop is available at www.clean-cities.org.

The Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is the largest and most active state-supported energy research center in the country. Current research activities include solar water and pool heating, solar electric and distributed generation systems, energy-efficient buildings, alternative transportation systems, hydrogen fuel, fuel cells and other energy areas. For more information about the center, visit www.fsec.ucf.edu or call the FSEC Public Information Office at (321) 638-1015.

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