The Future of Diesel

Wednesday, March 7, 8–9:15 a.m.

Diesel is known as one of the most energy-dense fuels available for transportation. Concerns about national dependence on petroleum and emissions penalties paid for unmodified diesel are leading the trend toward two products with features and advantages traditional diesel fuel lacks. Differences and relative strengths of biodiesel and renewable diesel will be examined by a panel that includes two large fleet users of each product, with discussion moderated by a pioneering scientist in the field of alternative diesel fuels.

Presented by: Patti Earley, Fleet Fueling Operations Supervisor, Florida Power & Light; Marty Mellera, Manager of Climate Action and Greening, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI); Jennifer Weaver, OEM Market Development Manager, National Bio Diesel Board; and Randall von Wedel, Ph.D., Principal Biochemist, CytoCulture, CSU Chico Adjunct Professor Biochemistry