Biofuels Workshop June 17

Morning session full, afternoon session added

In 2004, there were an estimated 3,000 trucks and buses in Illinois using 20 percent biodiesel fuel (B20). We are not even halfway through 2005, and that number has more than doubled with more than 6,000 vehicles now using biodiesel. Illinois now leads the nation in biodiesel use with more than 30 million gallons being consumed annually, and still growing.

In 2004, there were 15 retail stations in Illinois that sold E-85 (85 percent ethanol) fuel. In just the past two months, 26 retailers started selling E-85 with the number of retail E-85 stations throughout the state projected to be 100 by the end of this year.

Join us for a half-day seminar on recent changes concerning biodiesel and E-85. We’ll help you clear the air as to how Illinois fuels can now “make you green” in more than one way!

Date: Friday, June 17, 2005

Location: Open Campus Center (OCC) Room 128C, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Morning session (full): 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (continental breakfast provided)

Afternoon session (seats available): 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Along with the Chicago Clean Cities Coalition, the seminar is also sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Illinois Small Business Environmental Assistance Program; the Illinois Soybean Association; and the College of DuPage Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

There is no charge to attendees, but 100 registrations are limited at each session. The initial morning session has filled up. An afternoon session has been added, and afternoon seats are still available. Register by calling the Illinois DCEO at 800-252-3998 or by e-mail at Provide your name, organization, address, phone number and e-mail.

The Open Campus Center is in the West Campus portion of the main College of DuPage campus in Glen Ellyn, Ill. See the maps on the College of DuPage Web site for further information and directions:

From the June 15-21, 2005, issue

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