Atlanta, Ga. (June 14, 2012) – The public is invited to attend the Clean Energy Biofuels Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 21, 2012 to celebrate the only retail biodiesel fueling station in Atlanta’s perimeter. Attendees will be able to fuel up, learn about the benefits of using our local, sustainably-produced biodiesel and see how this station is part of the nation’s longest biofuels corridor. The fueling station is a partnership between Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and Clean Energy Biofuels (CEB). SACE and CEB staff and project participants will be available to discuss the importance of clean fuels and SACE’s ongoing efforts to promote renewable energy and clean transportation options throughout our city and region. There will be excellent opportunities for filming and photographing a state-of-the-art biodiesel fueling station as well as networking and discussion opportunities for those who are interested in clean energy programs and policy.
The fueling station is also part of the Department of Energy’s I-75 Green Corridor Project that is creating the longest alternative fuels corridor in the United States – all 1,786 miles of I-75. Once completed in 2013, it will be the longest biofuels corridor in the country, traversing six states and cutting through the core of the U.S. from Florida to Michigan. The East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition is the project lead and manager while the Center for Transportation and Environment (CTE) is the project manager for the greater Atlanta portion of the corridor.CEB Biodiesel is a local, sustainable and cleaner biodiesel. We use only recovered oils from local food service providers and process those oils locally using 100% solar-powered electricity. Burning biodiesel produces far less toxic emissions than petroleum diesel fuel, which contributes to asthma and cancer. CEB biodiesel also helps reduce demand for petroleum and lessens our dependence on foreign oil. Using CEB biodiesel also ensures that fuel consumed in Atlanta is locally produced (as opposed to fuel made in the Midwest or elsewhere) which supports the local economy. B20 (20% biodiesel) and B100 (or a high blend) grades of biodiesel will be available for purchase.
WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
McKay Johnson, President, Clean Energy Biofuels
Jonathan Overly, East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
COST: FREE, light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served
WHERE: Clean Energy Biofuels’ Biodiesel Fueling Station/Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Offices, 250 Arizona Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 # # # Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization working to promote responsible energy choices that solve global warming problems and ensure clean, safe, healthy communities throughout the Southeast. www.cleanenergy.org