For Immediate Release
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703
Phone: (321) 638-1007
FAX: (321) 638-1010
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
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
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.