LAS VEGAS– The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) will hold its Biofuels Drive Economic Solutions Forum on Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Forum focus is on biodiesel and E-85 and is designed as part of AFVi’s Learning Marketplace to introduce fleets and decision-makers to a wide range of information on the fuels, the vehicles, and available incentives. This Forum, sponsored by the Las Vegas Regional Clean Cities Coalition, is designed to bring alternative-fuel industry and government experts together to provide the latest informational tools to allow fleets to successfully operate using biofuels.

Alternative fuel industry leaders will explain state and federal funding and incentives, biofuel vehicle and fueling options, air quality benefits, fuel availability, as well as some more basic considerations about fuel standards and fuel use impacts on storage tanks, pumps, and dispensers. Expert presenters representing vehicle and engine manufacturers, fuel associations, suppliers, users of biofuels, and high-ranking officials from federal, state, and local government regulatory agencies offer up-to-the-minute information on today’s marketplace. Included among the early speaker commitments are Dan Hyde, fleet manager for the City of Las Vegas; Joe Jobe, chief executive officer of the National Biodiesel Board; and Chris Cassidy, United States Department of Agriculture Business and Cooperative Programs.

The registration fee is $149 before Aug. 17 and $199 after that. The fee includes access to forum materials, a continental breakfast, and lunch. To register, go to the AFVi Web site ,a href=> The forum will be held at The Orleans in Las Vegas, Nevada.