Biofuels Industry Leaders Host Workshop to Dispel Renewable Fuel Myths for San Diego Fleets

Region’s leading biofuel retailers, producers, and agencies come together to educate local businesses on performance, cost, incentives, and availability of renewable fuels

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 1, 2011) – On Thursday, August 11th, award-winning author and filmmaker Josh Tickell will join leading biofuels producers and retailers at “Biodiesel and Flex Fuel for Fleets - Just the Facts” – a free, interactive workshop for regional businesses to address common misconceptions about domestic biofuels. Tickell and other speakers will discuss the performance benefits, cost advantages, incentives and availability of renewable fuels in Southern California with fleet managers, fuel distributors and other decision makers.

“At a time when businesses are looking for ways to save money at the pump, but also boost the local economy and do their part to reduce foreign oil dependence, there are many misconceptions about the price, performance, and impacts of domestically produced renewable fuels,” said Tickell. “I’m excited to be part of a workshop that will shed new light on the economic and environmental benefits of using domestically produced, renewable fuels for Southern California’s fleets.”

Tickell, the filmmaker of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winning FUEL and new film FREEDOM, will be joined by speakers from Propel Fuels, the City of Chula Vista, and San Diego Airport Parking Shuttles to share facts, customer testimonials, and case studies about the use of renewable fuels. The workshop is being hosted by Propel Fuels, New Leaf Biodiesel, the San Diego Regional Clean Fuel Coalition, the Center for Sustainable Energy - California, and Pearson Fuels. More information on the workshop and free registration is available at: www.energycenter.org/flexfuel.

“We’ve seen that, when consumers understand the facts and have the choice at the pump, they will choose to fill up with domestically produced biofuels,” said Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels. “These fuels have advantages for fleets, as well. This workshop is a key opportunity for fleets to discuss their fueling needs, concerns and solutions with industry leaders and peers.”

During the workshop, Tickell will also be discussing his new film FREEDOM (trailer available at http://youtu.be/71HAHe3_2dk), which premiers the following day (August 12th) in San Diego. FREEDOM takes a hard look at North America’s ever-growing addiction to foreign oil, and delves into the pros and cons of the “black sheep” that is ethanol.

About Propel
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Propel builds, owns and operates a network of Clean Fuel Points – green-built, self-serve filling stations providing convenient access to clean, American, low carbon fuels. The company offers drivers and fleets a cleaner fuel choice that makes progress towards lowering America’s dependence on foreign oil, reducing carbon emissions, and creating jobs. Propel has also developed CleanDrive™, the nation’s first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform. Propel operates a growing network of locations providing cleaner mobility options in Washington State and California. More information is available at www.propelfuels.com.

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