Fueling North Louisiana: CNG Vehicle and Fueling Infrastructure Success Stories

    October 22, 2015
    8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Bossier Parish Community College: Building F, Room 203
    6220 East Texas Street
    Bossier City, LA 6220 East Texas Street
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    Fueling North Louisiana: 
    CNG Vehicle & Fueling Infrastructure Success Stories
    8:00AM - 11:30AM | October 22nd | Bossier Parish Community College, Building F

    Louisiana Clean Fuels is taking our popular workshops on the road! Due to overwhelming demand, we will host a CNG Workshop at the Bossier Parish Community College.

    Big thanks to Ivan Smith Furniture/Freedom Fuels for the breakfast AND lunch sponsorship!

    The workshop will include a natural gas vehicle expo, including pick-up trucks, a police Tahoe, an ambulance, a semi-tractor and a transit bus. The transit bus will take interested attendees to tour the Bossier City CNG fueling station.

    Even with low gas prices, CNG and other alternative fuels are still going strong. Experienced fleet managers know that volatility in fuel prices are the enemy of proper long-term planning. By diversifying your fleet's fueling sources - you can help stabilize your fuel costs - and even save money over time!

    Natural Gas is affordable, clean and domestically produced! Hear tips and success stories from industry experts on how to convert your fleet to natural gas, learn about the changes to the Louisiana AFV tax credits and CNG exsice taxes while networking and viewing CNG Vehciles outside the workshop. 

    Agenda

    8:00-8:30: Networking and breakfast

    8:30-8:45: Welcome Address from Mayor of Bossier City, Lorenz Walker

    8:45-9:00: SUCCESS STORY: Dawn Harding, Ivan Smith Furniture 
    Louisiana's First CNG furniture delivery fleet and public heavy-duty CNG station owners explain why they made the switch, and how they did it!

    9:00-9:15: Ken Foster, Louisiana Department of Revenue 
    DECAL Program Ends Jan. 1, 2016:  The 2015 Legislative Session brought many changes to the alternative fuel industry in Louisiana. Hear details on the changes to our tax incentives and learn how LDR will collect excise taxes for special fuels starting January 1, 2016.

    9:15-10:15: Beverage Delivery Fleet: A Case Study

    • Ann Shaneyfelt, Louisiana Clean Fuels - Your Clean Cities Coalition will update you on the CNG industry in Louisiana, funding availability and how Clean Cities can help your fleet with navigating the alternative fuel landscape.
    • Allen Nielsen, Ryder - Allen will share their Eagle Beverage CNG fleet conversion case study and answer your questions about vehicles, maintenance options and more!
    • Norman Herrera, Sparq Natural Gas - Norman will share information on recent projects and help you decide what kind of fueling infrastructure will work best for your fleet. 
    • Jim Tilley, CenterPoint Energy - Jim will walk you through the steps on working with your gas utility on your natural gas project.


    10:15-10:30: Break

    10:30-10:45: Dustin Taylor, American Power Group 
    Learn how American Power Group's dual fuel conversion technology can help reduce fuel costs and emissions in your fleet.

    10:45-11:00: SUCCESS STORY: Dinero Washington, SporTran
    SporTran, Shreveport's transit system, has won the Louisiana Clean Fuel Leader Award for Municipal Fleet two years in a row! Find out more about their success with CNG.

    11:00-11:30: Questions and Answers | Networking | Vehicle Expo | Lunch

    Thank you to our breakfast and lunch sponsor:

     

     

    Louisiana Clean Fuels is a non-profit, US Department of Energy designated Clean Cities Coalition supported by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and member organizations. By providing you with objective data, technical resources and the right connections, we can help your fleet find reliable alternative fuel vehicles that will stabilize or lower your fuel cost. 

     

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