Executive Director of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) Al Ebron and NAFTC National Instructor Scott Martin presented “Alternative Fuels 101” at the New Orleans Clean Cities Conference in late January. The conference, held at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, was designed to promote the use of alternative fuels to reduce air pollution and improve air quality. The conference also focused on practices that help reduce dependence on foreign oil supply and America’s energy security.
The presentation, “Alternative Fuels 101,” covered a wide range of topics, including the political issues that surround alternative fuels, the decreasing supply of petroleum worldwide, economic impacts caused by petroleum use, environmental issues, and an in-depth look at many alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies.
Conference presentations were created to educate attendees about the latest developments in alternative fuel technologies, and to introduce the newest alternative fuel products and services. Other topics that were discussed during the conference included the use of biodiesel and compressed natural gas for transit fleets, and how to reduce gasoline emissions. Alternatively-fueled vehicles (AFVs) and hybrid vehicles were also on display.