Chicago Area Clean Cities presents: Truck Stop Coffee Talk: The Truth about Biodiesel
Date And Time
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM CDT
Greater I-55 Truck Plaza
510 South Bolingbrook Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Chicago Area Clean Cities and the B20 Club invite you to join us for a comprehensive program on the health, environmental, and performance advantages of biodiesel-blended fuels as an alternative to traditional diesel fuels. The program will be hosted at the I-55 Truck Plaza and include a site tour with details on the truck stop's biodiesel fuel procurement process, fuel quality maintenance program, and onsite blending procedures.
Chicago-area fleets who are using biodiesel blends of B20 (20% biodiesel/80% diesel) or greater will share their experiences with biodiesel blends and discuss best practices for using biodiesel in temperatures as low as -20°F. Speakers will also highlight the operational and maintenance benefits of using biodiesel blends, especially in newer vehicles with aftertreatment systems.
The final presentation of the day will include a panel-style discussion with the Chicago Park District, National Biodiesel Board, and Optimus Technologies on a bi-fuel system that allows the Park District to operate two refuse haulers on 100 percent biodiesel all year long.
The event is sponsored by Chicago Area Clean Cities, a designated U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the B20 Club, a partnership of the Illinois Soybean Association and American Lung Association that recognizes Illinois fleets operating their fleets on biodiesel blends of B20 or greater.
Biodiesel and renewable diesel are fast becoming a top choice for green fleets across the United States for their ease of use and immediate carbon reductions. Learn how these advanced biofuels are producing significant health and environmental benefits from industry-leading experts, business owners and fleet managers during an engaging discussion ranging from advanced B100 biodiesel technologies to how local fleets are putting biodiesel to work in cold-weather conditions as low as -20°F.
|10:00 AM||Chicago Area Clean Cities Introduction|
|10:20 AM||American Lung Association and Illinois Soybean Association Introduction|
|10:45 AM||REG Biodiesel 101
Speaker: Chris Schmale
|11:00 AM||National Biodiesel Board Technical Overview & Update
Speaker: Steve Howell
|12:00 PM||Lunch and Q&A Session with Steve Howell|
|12:30 PM||How I-55 Truck Plaza Maximizes Profits with Biodiesel (RINs, Onsite Blending, etc.)
Speaker: Robin Puthusseril (Greater I-55 Truck Plaza)
Biodiesel and Diesel Fuel Best Practices
Speaker: Pete Probst (Indigenous Energy)
Site Tour (Weather Permitting)
|1:30 PM||Utilizing B20 Biodiesel Year-round – B20 Club
Utilizing B10–B40 and B100 Biodiesel – Chicago Park District & Optimus Technologies
Speakers: Steve Howell (National Biodiesel Board), Pete Probst (Indigenous Energy) and Colin Huwyler (Optimus Tech.)
|2:30 PM||Closing Remarks|
This event is proudly hosted by the Greater I-55 Truck Plaza and co-sponsored by Chicago Area Clean Cities (designated by Department of Energy in 1994) and the B20 Club (a partnership of the American Lung Association and Illinois Soybean Association).
Partner organizations include the National Biodiesel Board, the Chicago Park District, Indigenous Energy, the Village of Oak Park, and Optimus Technologies.