DOE-Sponsored Program in Northwest Indiana to Host Inaugural Natural Gas Roundtable on June 11

By: South Shore Clean Cities Last Updated: June 9, 2014

south-shore-clean-cities-logoSouth Shore Clean Cities (SSCC) will host its first Natural Gas Roundtable 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. CT, Wednesday, June 11, at the Purdue Technology Center, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown Point, Ind.

The Natural Gas Roundtable will bring together area experts on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas. Attendees will be brought up-to-date on these industries by learning about the latest trends, technologies, fleet experiences and information on alternative fuel barriers. Speakers include Ted Barnes- Gas Technology Institute, Larry Stump- Indiana Dept. of Weights and Measures, Carl Lisek- South Shore Clean Cities, and others. BluLNG will also have their weights and measures demonstration trailer on hand.

Carl Lisek of South Shore Clean Cities said the goals of the roundtable are many. “This will be a great opportunity to network with local fleet managers, businesses and consumers, and to offer input on alternative fuels and share firsthand experiences.”

Goals of the Roundtable:
Provide a neutral resource for businesses and consumers to learn of current and planned fueling stations, state and federal incentives and information about vehicles that use natural gas.
Identify and share information on the different regulatory requirements structures for natural gas as compared to petroleum, such as road taxes, building and fire codes and contracting for natural gas supplies from regulated utilities and interstate pipeline companies.
Identify areas where policies can be introduced or updated to encourage the expansion of natural gas vehicles.
Assemble representatives from relevant state and federal agencies to coordinate government efforts to encourage natural gas transportation with the needs and concerns of businesses and consumers.
Explore the long-term opportunities provided by natural gas transportation to Wisconsin's manufacturers, fleet owners, and producers of biogas at manure digesters, food processors, wastewater treatment plants and landfills.
Promote Wisconsin as a leading state in the use of clean, affordable, domestic natural gas, the manufacture of natural gas transportation equipment and a producer of CNG fuel from waste

To register click here. or visit the events page at www.southshorecleancities.org.

About South Shore Clean Cities (SSCC)
South Shore Clean Cities, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, contributes to the environmental, economic and energy security of our nation by reducing our dependence on imported petroleum. South Shore Clean Cities covers 18 counties across Northern Indiana including Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Lagrange, Steuben, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Marshall Kosciusko, Noble, DeKalb, Pulaski, Fulton, Whitley and Benton County. To learn more visit www.southshorecleancities.org.