Featured Session: Gaseous Fuel Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Facility Design

    Louisiana Alternative Fuel Conference & Expo
    Cajundome Conference Center, Lafayette, LA
    April 14th, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Has your fleet been enjoying this year's low fuel prices? What are you doing to prepare for the inevitable price surges? Learn how you can put your savings to work in your fleet TODAY to help you stabilize your fuel costs for years to come.  

    Who Should Attend? 

    • Public and Private Fleet Managers
    • Safety Officials
    • Alternative Fuel Stakeholders
    • Elected Officials and Policy Makers
    • Anyone Interested in Learning More About Alternative Fuels

    Featured Session:

    Gaseous Fuel Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Facility Design

    PresenterWilliam “Bill” Davis, Director, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

    National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium
    Founded in 1992, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is the only nationwide training organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and expanding the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles in an effort to improve air quality and decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil. As its leader,

    About this session:

    Guidance on proper CNG, propane autogas, and hydrogen vehicle maintenance facility design is governed by several U.S. code providers, but information readily available is ambiguous at best. This presentation will give the participant recommendations and guidelines on how to proceed in the most time-sensitive and economical manner when building a new or reworking an existing automotive repair facility servicing gaseous fuel vehicles.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Differences between gaseous fuel repair facility needs vs. traditional liquid fuel facilities
    • Gaseous fuels: Lighter than air vs. heavier than air
    • Where to start: Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) and outside consultants
    • Applicable codes and standards
    • Facility classifications: Major vs. minor repair facilities
    • Ventilation, gas leak detection, sources of ignition
    • Gaseous fuel vehicle tank inspection, purging, decommissioning, and replacement
    • Gaseous fuel vehicle indoor storage


    Whether you are a veteran AFV Fleet operator or you are looking at alternative fuels for the first time, you will find top-notch educational sessions that will help you stay on top of the latest information and make informed purchasing decisions. 

    Keynote Speaker: Mike Britt, Director of Maintenance & Engineering International Operations, Ground Fleet UPS

    UPS Green Fleet: UPS portfolio of Alternative Fuel Vehicles World Wide


    LAF 2016 Agenda

    Wednesday, April 13th

    3:00 – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up
    7:00 – 9:00 PM Reception

    Thursday, April 14th

    7:30 – 8:30 AM  Registration | Exhibiting | Breakfast
    8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome & Clean Cities Update
    9:00 – 9:45AM Plenary Session: AFV Critical Issues Update: Safety & Emissions Compliance Regulations
    9:45 – 10:15 AM General Session: Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Utility Rate Design: the devil's in the details
    10:15 – 10:30 AM Clean Fuel Leader Awards
    10:30 – 11:15 AM Keynote Address: Mike Britt, UPS Green Fleet: UPS Portfolio of Alternative Fuel Vehicles World-Wide

    11:15 - 11:30 AM

    15 Minute Break 
    11:30 – 12:15 PM

    Breakout Session #1

    • Gaseous Fuel Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Facility Design
    • Idle Reduction Technologies: How to Lower Your Fuel Consumption and Save Money

    12:15 – 1:00 PM  Lunch in Expo Hall
    1:00 – 1:45 PM 

    Breakout Session #2

    • Advances in Electric Vehicles & Workplace Charging
    • Success Stories: Propane School Bus Fleets  

    1:45 – 2:15 PM 

    Breakout Session #3

    • #FindYourPark: How Clean Cities Partnerships are Making National Parks Greener
    • Applying for Grants – Tips You Can Really Use 

    2:00 - 3:00 PM 

    Expo Hall Opens 

    • Ride & Drive (3PM)
    • Tours depart from Expo hall (3PM)



    • Mike Britt, Director of Maintenance & Engineering International Operations, Ground Fleet UPS
    • John Gonzales, Senior Engineer, Advanced Vehicle Deployment at the National Renewable Energy Lab  
    • Jenna VanHarpen, Blue Bird
    • Mark Denton, VP of Business Development, Blossman Autogas
    • Bill Williams, Business Development Manager, Telefonix
    • Greg Upton, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University
    • John A Thornton, President, CleanFuture, Inc.
    • Mark Baer, Senior Green Fleet Specialist, Altec Industries
    • Dale Hill, Founder, Proterra
    • William A. (Bill) Davis, Director, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium
    • Johnathan Overly, Executive Director of East Tennessee Clean Cities Coalition
    • Damian Herd, Nissan USA
    • Rebecca Otte, Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership
    • Ann Shaneyfelt, Louisiana Clean Fuels



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