Mayor Adam Bradley and the Department of Public Works will be hosting a Bio-Diesel Seminar on Wednesday, April 21st from 9:00 am to Noon at the DPW City Garage located at 77 Brockway Place in White Plains.
White Plains was chosen by the New York City Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities as a City that has been ahead of technology in the use of alternative fuels. In fact, White Plains was designated by the U.S. Department of Energy as the 1st clean City in New York State back in 1994. The White Plains Department of Public Works has been using bio-diesel, which is 20% soybean oil and 80% diesel, for the past 3 years in their garbage packers, dump trucks and snow plows. Bio-diesel reduces emissions and our dependency on foreign oil.
Several engineers from engine and vehicle manufacturers and representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be on hand to discuss bio-diesel and the latest 2010 stringent emissions regulations.
9:15 am-10:00 am
Introduction with Joseph “Bud” Nicoletti, Jr., P.E. Commissioner & City Engineer, City of White Plains, Dept of Public Works
Mayor of White Plains - Hon. Adam T. Bradley
10:00 am - 10:30 am - Bio-Diesel Today
Steven Levy from Sprague Energy will present an overview of where the bio-diesel industry is today, discussing ASTM standards, LCFS and RFSII.
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Panel #1: What's Available?
Get a first hand review of the available vehicles and engines that run on bio-diesel with speakers from Freightliner, Cummins, and Ford. Obtain valuable information regarding the new EPA 2010 emissions guidelines and regulations in general and how the OEM's view B20. What is covered under warranty?
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Panel #2: Veggie Oil vs. Bio-Diesel
Hear from EPA on the regulations associated with using bio-diesel and waste vegetable oil in your fleets, and find out what some of the best practices are from Brent Baker of Tri-State Bio-Diesel.
11:45 am- 12:00 noon
12:00 noon-1:00 pm
Tour of City of White Plains' DPW Garage complete AFV re-fueling station next door, including hydrogen production.
This is a free event and it’s open to the public.