WWCC Biodiesel Series Part 2: Technical Workshop

WWCC Biodiesel Series Part 2: Technical Workshop
October 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus, Room C110
6737 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Cost: $35; WWCC members: $20

In this workshop, we’ll dive into the steps it takes to integrate biodiesel into your fleet. We’ll also discuss a variety of technical questions and common misconceptions that some have about biodiesel.

At this workshop, you will:

o   Discover how to easily make the switch to biodiesel in your organization’s fleet

o   Learn best management practices for the maintenance of fleet vehicles and fuel infrastructure

o   Understand the impacts of biodiesel on vehicle performance and OEM warranties

o   Find out where you can procure biodiesel made here in Washington

o   Talk to industry experts, fuel providers and fleets using biodiesel

o   Discuss challenges of using biodiesel today – and strategies to overcome them

Workshop Agenda:


Part 1: Technical Aspects of Using Biodiesel


Part 2: Implementing Biodiesel In Your Fleet

  • Procuring Biodiesel – Scott DeWees, WW Clean Cities
    • Washington fuel market and price trends
    • Fuel availability
    • Comparing costs and benefits of biodiesel
    • Procurement contracts and bidding
  • Model Implementation Plan – Andrea Pratt, City of Seattle, and Scott DeWees, WW Clean Cities
    • Fleet and fuel infrastructure assessment
    • Best management practices
    • City of Seattle Case Study

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