Green Transportation Conference to focus on alternative fuel vehicles

Tuesday at the Marriott Tech Center

Alternative fuels, especially Propane Autogas, Natural Gas, and a number of hybrid and electric technologies will be the focus of the Green Transportation Conference – Denver Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Marriott Tech Center.

 

More than 350 local fleet managers and transportation professionals are already registered for the GTC – Denver, which will feature presentations and breakout sessions that highlight the practical considerations for local fleets when considering a conversion to alternative fuels.

 

At last count, nearly 30 vehicles will be on display at the Marriott Tech Center Hotel, including the newest Propane, Natural Gas, Electric, and Hydraulic Hybrid technologies in a range of classes and sizes. From the newly-available S2G 100% Propane Chassis and heavy-duty Natural Gas vehicles, to Propane school buses and all-electric passenger cars and scooters, the Green Transportation Conference offers every fleet professional the opportunity to view, ride, and drive vehicles on the cutting edge of this rapidly-expanding market.

 

“These fleet managers want to see what’s going to work for them,” says Brian Trice, Events and Education Director for TransEnergy Solutions, the organizers of the April 30 event. “They want to know what fuels and infrastructure are already available in their area, and find out the issues that other fleets have confronted when switching to alternative fuels. We partner with local vendors and manufacturers to bring them information they can put to work in their own fleets today.”

 

In addition to nationally-known speakers on alternative fuels, a number of local municipal and private fleets will discuss how they integrated alternative fuels into their fleet operations to save fuel and reduce harmful emissions. Guest speakers include representatives from Weld County, the City of Greeley, and Brighton School District 27 J. Display vehicles from a variety of local businesses, including Colorado Mountain Express, SuperShuttle, and YellowCab, will be on site, and local innovators Lightning Hybrids will display its latest technology.

 

Featured Speakers and Announcements

  • Roy Willis, President and CEO of the Propane Education and Research Council, on the use of Propane Autogas in fleet operations
  • Richard Kolodziej, President and CEO, NGV America, on Natural Gas as a transportation   fuel.
  • Representative Randy Fischer, Colorado House District 53
  • Greg Fulton, President and CEO, Colorado Motor Carriers Association
  • Special Announcement. A company from the Denver area will be recognized by the National Fluid Power Association, a national industry group.

 

Presenting Sponsor for the Green Transportation Conference – Denver is the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). The mission of (PERC) is to promote the safe and efficient use of propane gas. It accomplishes this through wide-ranging programs that support safety, training, and the development and commercialization of promising propane technologies.

 

Local partners include Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition, Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition, Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition, and Colorado Motor Carriers Association. The Event Media Sponsor is Navigant Research.

 

To learn more about GTC – Denver, visit www.transenergysolutions.com/gtc-denver.

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