14th Annual SEDC Conference

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On September 25th and 26th, the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) partners in eight southern states in agriculture, construction, transportation, shipping, energy and the environment will come together at the DoubleTree in Chattanooga to hold the 14th Annual Partners’ Meeting.  Click HERE for the agenda.

On Tuesday, September 24th there will be a workshop, Getting the Most Out of Your Diesel Engine: Maintenance, Reliability, and Things You Should Know.

If you would like to display at the SEDC Conference, please fill out this form.  Please note that there is no fee to display.  You may email forms to carnright.william@epa.gov. You can also call Will Carnright at (404) 562-9202 if you have specific questions or need additional information.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Stan Williams at stan.williams@cityofclarksville.com.

We have added tickets for this year’s conference tours on the eventbrite page. 

The first tour will be on the morning of Tuesday, September 24th.  At 9:30 AM, we will be visiting CARTA’s facility as they walk us through a tour of the latest electric buses that have been added to the fleet, show off their impressive new wireless charging technology, and show their maintenance and charging infrastructure.  Then at 10:30, we will be going over to UPS’ facility where we will check out CNG-powered class-8 trucks and a CNG-powered “yard dog,” learn the details behind their refueling and infrastructure (which includes both time-fill and fast-fill), and get your questions answered about how your fleet can save money and reduce emissions by choosing CNG, too. In addition, we will see their maintenance area where they maintain CNG vehicles.  Last but not least, they will talk about their plans to use Renewable Natural Gas.

The second tour will be Wednesday, September 25th at 4:45 PM.  Join us after Wednesday’s session for a tour of the Norfolk Southern locomotive at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga and learn more about emission reduction strategies for locomotives.  Closed toe shoes will be required for this tour.  Folks wearing sandals or other open shoes will not be allowed onto the yard or onto the locomotive.  In addition, attendees will be required to wear jeans or slacks for the tour. 

If you are interested in attending these tours, please sign-up using the link below.   Due to logistical constraints, we can not guarantee a spot on the tours unless you sign-up, so if you are interested, please register for the tours as soon as you are able.

Register Now for the Conference!