Events

Greater Indiana Upcoming Events:

Forth Roadmap Conference

June 14-16, 2021

Greater Indiana is proud to support the Roadmap Conference as a Community Partner. The Roadmap Conference is the leading electric, shared and smart mobility conference in the U.S. Join us virtually June 14-16 for a graduate course in electric vehicle deployment and to advance transportation electrification efforts across the nation. For more information about the conference visit roadmapforth.org.

Use the link below to get $30 off the ticket price (discount already applied)!

https://socialenterprisesinc.swoogo.com/roadmap/register?code=GICC


Liquid Fuel Best Practices for Gasoline, Ethanol, Diesel, and Biomass-Based Diesel Fuels

June 22 and July 22, 2021

Vehicles, equipment, and the fuels that power them have changed significantly in recent years. Alternative fuels are becoming increasingly more available in the marketplace. National, state, and local goals for reducing vehicle emissions and increasing the use of domestic and renewable fuel sources have required new pollution control equipment, reduced sulfur levels in fuel, and increased use of biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel.
Please join us for an in-depth overview of petroleum fuels (gasoline/diesel), ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel; their characteristics, benefits, and considerations; and storage and handling best practices. We invite anyone interested in participating: B20 Club members, Clean Cities coalitions, fleet managers, mechanics, and more.

Please join us for an in-depth overview of petroleum fuels (gasoline/diesel), ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel; their characteristics, benefits, and considerations; and storage and handling best practices. We invite anyone interested in participating: B20 Club members, Clean Cities coalitions, fleet managers, mechanics, and more.

MEG Corp is an ASE-Accredited CASE Provider to administer and issue Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) CEUs. CEUs will be available for eligible participants. To qualify as a CASE activity and meet the criteria to earn CEUs, participants must complete and submit the following materials:
1. The pretest emailed to the registrants before the workshop
2. The evaluation form at the end of the workshop
3. The posttest emailed to the participants after the workshop*

*An 80% or higher score is required to receive a “Certificate of Completion” to obtain the CEU. Participants who do not receive at least an 80% receive a “Certificate of Attendance.”

We also ask that you complete the survey emailed to the participants 30 days after the workshop. Although this is not a requirement to earn CEUs, your feedback is valuable to gauge whether the information covered was valuable and applicable to your professional life. Participants who complete the exit survey will also receive a chance to win a 20-quart RTIC cooler.

Four virtual fuel workshops will cover information on petroleum fuels, ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel. The workshops are free of charge. The sessions repeat to allow attendance flexibility. The workshops will run for an estimated 2.5 hours on Tuesday, June 22nd, and Thursday, July 22nd. A .25 CEU will be offered once the participants meet all criteria (1 CEU credit requires 10 hours of contact time, 2.5-hour workshops = .25 CEUs).

Below you will find the available time slots and associated registration links:
Tuesday, June 22nd:
• 8 – 10:30 am CT – Register Here
• 12:30 – 3:00pm CT – Register Here
Thursday, July 22nd
• 8 – 10:30 am CT – Register Here
• 12:30 – 3:00pm CT – Register Here

The goal of our automotive service education is to disseminate the most up-to-date information about the fuels and technologies available today. This knowledge allows industry professionals to diagnose fuel-related issues accurately, answer customer questions, and provide recommendations about proper fuel handling and use best practices. The program also encourages the adoption of alternative fuels and technologies, like ethanol and biodiesel, as a strategy for combating climate change and protecting human health. If you have questions regarding this program or available alternative fuels, please contact CleanAir@Lung.org.


 

Greater Indiana Past Events:

 

Building a Biobased Fleet: Saving Money and Boosting Performance

April 29, 2021 10:00AM

As a large agricultural state, Indiana is fortunate to have farmers producing soy which is used to create a variety of beneficial biobased products. These products are helping local fleets meet their transportation goals and reduce their environmental impact. Join Greater Indiana, our partners with the American Lung Association and B20 Club of Indiana, and distinguished speakers from the Al Warren Oil Company, DC Water, and the United Soybean Board to find out how fleets can use biobased products to save money, boost performance, and reduce their carbon footprint.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1506669994278928130

What you will learn:
– The B20 Club of Indiana
– How biodiesel and biobased products can benefit your fleet
– Available biobased products
– How a fleet successfully switched to biodiesel and biobased products

Presenters:
Bailey Arnold, Senior Manager, Clean Air Initiatives – American Lung Association
Ronald Flowers, Biobased Consultant for the United Soybean Board
Tim Fitzgerald, Fleet Director – DC Water
Chris Case, Biobased Consultant for the United Soybean Board
Scott Piszczor, Midwest Lubricants Manager – Al Warren Oil


OKI’s EV Infrastructure Funding webinar

April 27, 2021 1:30PM to 3:00PM EST

As a follow-up to the EV Infrastructure Funding webinar OKI hosted last summer, they are presenting another EV Funding webinar on April 27, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This webinar will feature speakers from the following organizations; they will provide updates on their various EV Infrastructure grant programs from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund.

  • Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.
  • Kentucky Office of Energy Policy
  • Ohio EPA

In addition, staff from the City of Columbus will provide an overview of their EV Infrastructure program, highlighting lessons learned from their EV Charger program.

We will also hear from representatives from Electrada, City of North College Hill and finally, the City of Montgomery will provide details about public/private partnership opportunities for EV Charging Infrastructure in the OKI region.

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • VW Settlement Fund, EV Charger Funding updates for Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio
  • City of Columbus, OH
  • Opportunities for Public/Private Partnerships
  • Discussion & Next Steps

Register HERE!


Sustainable School Buses: Lowering Costs and Emissions with Electric and Propane

April 7, 2021 11:00AM – 12:30PM EST

With the release of the Round 3 Vehicles replacement and repower grant, many schools are looking at how they can utilize grant funding to purchase new alternative school buses running on Electric and Propane. Hear from leading industry experts about the school bus models eligible under current grant opportunities as well as ways they can help with the transition to an alternative fuel bus.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6975739786397558544

Learn about:
– Electric and propane bus models currently on the market
-Benefits of alternative fuel buses
– Available manufacturer/dealer programs and incentives
– Scheduling an alternative school bus demonstration for your school

Presenters:
Kerri Garvin, Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.
Maria Brown, Sales Manager – Lion Electric
Albert Burleigh, Regional Executive Director – Blue Bird
Derek Whaley, Business Development Director – ROUSH CleanTech


Energy Independence Summit 2021

Transportation Energy Partners is hosting Energy Independence Summit, the nation’s premier clean transportation policy summit.

The 2021 all virtual summit will bring together leaders of the clean transportation industry, the Biden Administration and Congress to discuss new strategies for advancing markets for clean fuels and vehicles.

The 2021 All Virtual Summit will include two key components:

March 17–19, 2021 – Roundtables with Administration and Congressional Leaders

Participate in roundtable discussions with leaders of the Biden Administration’s clean transportation team, key Congressional committees, federal agencies, and the electric vehicle, natural gas, propane, biofuels, and hydrogen industries. Learn the latest about tax incentives, infrastructure investments and funding opportunities.

March 22–26, 2021 – Capitol Hill Week Meetings with Congressional Offices

Participate in Capitol Hill Week, where we will hold more than 300 virtual meetings with House and Senate offices. This will be a great opportunity to showcase how your fuels, technologies, and projects are reducing emissions and creating thousands of clean energy jobs in communities across America.


Plug into Grant Opportunities to Fund an Electric School Bus Fleet

March 18, 2021 11:00AM to 12:15PM EDT

School districts have begun electrifying their fleets, saving money, and reducing student exposure to emissions. Join Greater Indiana, along with our friends at the Environmental Law and Policy Center, to learn how you can plug into grant funding opportunities and electrify your school bus fleet.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5106887777596407299

Learn about:
– Benefits of electric school buses
– The ELPC’s work to help school fleets go electric
– Funding your Indiana electric school bus fleet
– Scheduling an electric school bus demonstration at your location

Presenters:
Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Kerri Garvin, Director
Environmental Law and Policy Center
Susan Mudd, Senior Policy Advocate
Québec Government Office in Chicago
Martine Hebert, Head of Post

**UPDATE**

The electric bus grant from AEP and Indiana Michigan Power has been released. The application window will remain open until May 17, 2021. View the program flyer and criteria for school buses and transit buses. This grant is open to all fleets operating school and transit buses in Indiana.


Work Truck Week 2021

March 8–12, 2021

For more than 20 years, commercial truck manufacturers, distributors, upfitters and fleet managers have come together at The Work Truck Show® to see what’s new, hear what’s coming, and learn from each other the latest trends and ways to improve their operations and increase efficiency.

While an in-person event is not possible in 2021, we knew it was more important than ever to provide opportunities for connection and insight. With feedback from the work truck industry, NTEA developed a platform to showcase the products, innovations and solutions driving the future of the commercial vehicle market.

Work Truck Week 2021 (WTW21), which takes place online only March 8–12, 2021, is a reimagined way to connect the commercial vehicle community and provide the product news, market trends and operational insights you’ve come to expect from North America’s largest work truck event.

WTW21 will offer the industry access to

Latest information on work trucks, equipment and other new products
Exclusive updates from leading chassis manufacturers
Analysis of relevant economic and market trends
New sustainable vehicles and technology
Opportunities to connect with industry-leading manufacturers and suppliers
Dedicated updates from chassis manufacturers producing battery electric work trucks

Greater Indiana Members register for FREE! Email Kaylee May for your code to register.


 

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