School Bus & Biodiesel Workshops. Mark Bentley Executive Director June, 2008. Welcome. Thank You for Coming Today!. The Workshops are a Joint Effort. Alabama State Department of Education – Pupil Transportation Division (ALSDE) Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC)
School Bus & Biodiesel
Thank You for Coming Today!
systems must take if interested
in implementing program
available for the cleaning
of existing diesel tanks
A DOE Voluntary Program to Increase U.S. Energy Security by Lessening Dependence on Foreign Oil
BENEFITS OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS
1. Energy Security – Lessens dependence on Foreign Oil
Source: National Biodiesel Board
products also from used cooking oil & animal fats
100+ million gallons from our 4 existing plants!
80% Petroleum Diesel)
Dominant Biodiesel Feedstock: Soybean Oil
CropOil Yield Gallons/Acre
Mustard seed 61
Oil palm 635
Biodiesel & Environment
of any fuel
On May 9th, 2007 Mayor Kincaid announced move to biodiesel in City’s 600 Vehicle Diesel Fleet including fire and rescue vehicles.
B20 Sold at 30+ Retail Stations in Alabama
Sam Patel next to his B20 Biodiesel Pump at Coosa Mart in Pelham
I-65 Clean Corridor DOE Grant
Stations began opening in March 2008 – Anticipate completion by September 2008
ALDOT rolling out E85 and B20 Biodiesel to all Divisions.
City of Tuscaloosa
5 Workshops Planned Across State in June
Presented by ACFC in cooperation with the United Soybean Board. Alabama Soybean Association, ADECA, Department of Agriculture & Industries and the Alabama State Department of Education – Pupil Transportation Division
Pike County Transportation Director
Fleet Management Director – Hoover
with Alternative Fuels
Alabama Biodiesel Distributors
See State Contract
B5, B10, B20
Every County Covered!
Some of Distributors Carrying Alt. Fuels
Hager Oil Merritt Oil Rice Oil R. K. AllenW. H. Thomas Cougar Oil
Minto EnergyHill Petroleum
Don’t see your supplier? Ask them if they will provide biodiesel.
If they have questions refer them to me….we will walk them through the easy state paperwork
Looking to The Future of Alternative Fuels in Alabama!
For more information please view our websites www.AlabamaCleanFuels.org
To contribute or join our coalition email or call Mark