Southeast Diesel Collaborative

The Southeast Diesel Collaborative is a voluntary, public-private partnership involving leaders from Federal, State and Local government, the private sector and other stakeholders throughout the southeast working to reduce diesel emissions.

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On August 18-19, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and our partners in eight southern states in agriculture, construction, transportation, shipping, energy and the environment will come together at the Double Tree Atlanta-Buckhead Hotel to hold the 10th Annual Partners Meeting of the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC). This year’s theme Diesel Revolution: Creating sustainable neighborhoods one engine at a time will focus on expanding the SEDC’s efforts to reduce diesel emissions in communities.

This year’s meeting will also include a SmartWay Workshop. The SmartWay program is a public-private initiative between EPA, large and small trucking companies, rail carriers, logistics companies, commercial manufacturers, retailers, and other federal and state agencies to improve fuel efficiency and the environmental performance (reduction of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution) of the goods movement supply chains. Please join us from 1- 4:30 pm on August 17, 2015 to learn about the financial and environmental benefits of this program.

To register for the 10th Annual Partners meeting and the SmartWay workshop please click on the link below.


To view the SmartWay Workshop Agenda


To view the SEDC 10th Annual Partners Meeting Agenda (Draft)



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News & Information

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Volkswagen renewable diesel evaluation program completed Volkswagen of America Inc. announced the successful completion of its Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program in collaboration with Solazyme Inc. and Amyris Inc., two of the world’s leaders in renewable fuels and products. Beginning in 2012, Volkswagen measured the environmental impacts from the use of pre-commercial renewable diesel formulas with…

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States eligible for $100M in USDA biofuel infrastructure grants Following an announcement by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on May 29, the Commodity Credit Corporation announced June 12 that all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., may now apply for up to $100 million in grants under the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership. The…

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IdleAir is having a grand opening event for its second site in South Carolina, in Latta just off of I-95. Read more:

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NGT News – Next-Gen Transportation: Tennessee Announces Rebates for Qualifying Electric Vehicles

Tennessee Announces Rebates for Qualifying Electric Vehicles The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs has announced rebates of up to $2,500 for qualifying electric vehicles (EVs) that are purchased or leased and registered in the state. “Electric vehicles are a great alternative for Tennesseans looking to do their part in…

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Over the past decade, our coalition has been involved in one way or another with the SEDC. It is an excellent collection of people who are interested in making air quality in the southeastern U.S. better!

All kinds of different technologies, fuels, fleets come together through focus groups and the annual meeting in late summer -which is not to be missed. It’s even possible for different mascot breeds like Volunteers and Gamecocks to get along at the meetings!

In each of the eight states covered by the Southeast Collaborative, schools, local governments, fleets, ports and communities have benefited from the diesel modernization and replacement projects supported by the Collaborative and EPA.

Recognizing individuals and organizations that have demonstrated success and significant leadership in reducing diesel emissions within Region 4 of the U.S. EPA.

Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Awards

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