B100 Renewable Energy from Biomass, Repurposed, & Recycled Energy Sources as Bridge Fuel for Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Trains, and Ships to a Clean Energy Future [10.6.19]

Broadcast Completed (10/06/19). Pending YouTube URL Posting by Channel 10 TV

Guests:

  • Guest 1: Jon Scharingson, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Group (REG)
  • Guest 2: Colin Huwyler, CEO, Optimus Technology
  • Guest 3: Chris Geldart, Director, D.C. Department of Public Works
  • Guest 4: Jill N. Hamilton, President, Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc.
Segment 1

Jon Scharingson, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Group (REG), (In Studio), Theme: “Moving Sustainable Fuel Forward”

Segment 2 

Jill N. Hamilton, President, Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc., (In-Studio), Theme: “U.S. EPA Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Grants”

Segment 3

Chris Geldart, Director, D.C. Department of Public Works, (In-Studio), Theme: “National Model Program of Converting Conventional Petroleum Diesel Engines to B100(%) Recycled, Repurposed, Reused BioSourced Diesel Fuel for Heavy Duty Vehicles”

Segment 4

Jill N. Hamilton, President, Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc., (In-Studio), Theme: “U.S. EPA   Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Grants”


Program Summary:

The world-wide EmeraldPlanet International Foundation movement is linking millions of professionals and citizens around the globe through a practical community-by-community identification, evaluation, broadcasting, and promotions weekly television program and selected The Emerald Mini-Treks.

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation has continually expanded its outreach and service to all sectors of countries and local communities. It is actively identifying the “best of the best” technologies, services, products, and processes. This is the “high touch” portions of the EmeraldPlanet global movement featuring the “high technologies” through The Emerald Mini-Treks, while creating The Emerald Mall to match those inventing, creating, experimenting with, and manufacturing needed technologies. with those individuals and communities needing such technologies, services, products, and processes for sustainable, resilient, and adaptive living in closer harmony with natural surroundings..

WELCOME to join in this world-wide movement by watching The EmeraldPlanet TV programs, participating in planning for and joining in various The Emerald Mini-Treks, and linking your “best practices” to those in need on The Emerald Mall. MANY BEST WISHES as together we create The EmeraldPlanet…Dr. Sam Hancock

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Jon Scharingson, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Group (REG), (In Studio), Theme: “Moving Sustainable Fuel Forward”
  • Segment ‘2’: Colin Huwyler, CEO, Optimus Technology, (In-Studio), Theme: “100% Biodiesel use for GHG and Costs Reductions in the Heavy-Duty Transportation and Shipping Sectors”
  • Segment ‘3’: Chris Geldart, Director, D.C. Department of Public Works, (In-Studio), Theme: “National Model Program of Converting Conventional Petroleum Diesel Engines to B100(%) Recycled, Repurposed, Reused BioSourced Diesel Fuel for Heavy Duty Vehicles”
  • Segment ‘4’: Jill N. Hamilton, President, Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc., (In-Studio), Theme: “U.S. EPA Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Grants”

Program Overview:

Renewable Energy Group is leading the energy industry transition to sustainability by transforming renewable resources into high-quality, cleaner fuels. REG is an international producer of cleaner fuels and North America’s largest producer of biodiesel. REG solutions are alternatives for petroleum diesel and produce significantly lower carbon emissions. REG uses an integrated procurement, distribution, and logistics network to operate 13 biorefineries in the U.S. and Europe. In 2018, REG produced 502 million gallons of cleaner fuel delivering over four million metric tons of carbon reduction. REG is meeting the growing global demand for lower-carbon fuels and leading the way to a more sustainable future.

Jon Scharingson is the Executive Director, Sales and Marketing for Renewable Energy Group (REG). REG is the nation’s leading producer and marketer of biodiesel selling over 500 million gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel in 2018. As Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Scharingson oversees the company’s marketing activities and is responsible for business development with fleets in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining REG, Mr. Scharingson spent 17 years in the seeds, crop protection, and the agriculture biotechnology industries, having worked for Imperial Chemical Industries, AstraZeneca and Syngenta. He held several senior management roles in business strategy, business development and marketing.

Optimus Technologies manufactures EPA-compliant, biodiesel fuel systems for medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines. Optimus patented technology enables fleets to reduce fuel costs and GHG emissions (80%+) by utilizing 100% biodiesel. The Optimus system integrates into existing operations and facilitates the transition to low carbon fuels easily and without the need for new infrastructure, engines, or vehicles.

Founded in 2010 and based in Pittsburgh, PA, Optimus is driven by the vision and the knowledge that other alternative fuel solutions such as CNG, LNG and electrification are prohibitively expensive and do not provide the same environmental or performance benefits as biodiesel.

D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) is essential to keeping Washington, D.C. up and running. On any given day, more than 1,500 men and women of DPW serve the nation’s capital by collecting trash and recyclables, enforcing parking laws, maintaining the city’s vehicle fleet, finding ways to reduce waste, removing graffiti, mowing lawns, and plowing its streets.

DPW ensures the cleanliness of the District’s residential neighborhoods, high-visibility commercial areas, gateway corridors, and industrial zones through a combination of direct services, education, and enforcement. The agency provides parking opportunities for District residents, businesses, and visitors by encouraging voluntary compliance with parking regulations.

The DC government fleet contains about 6,000 vehicles and DPW manages fueling for the all of these. Of these DPW purchases, manages, and maintains about 3,000 vehicles which includes everything except police, fire, and school buses. Through mandating the procurement of greener vehicles across numerous agencies and providing alternative fuels DPW has reduced the District fleets greenhouse gas emissions by over 20% since 2010.

Jill N. Hamilton is Founder and President of Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc. (SESI). She has more than 25 years of consulting experience in the alternative transportations fuels industry. Over the past 14 years, Jill and her team have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the biofuels industry. She also is a trusted advisor to the National Clean Cities Program and several regional Clean Cities coalitions.

For the past 20 years, she has provided ethanol market development for the Mid-Atlantic region on behalf of the Maryland Grain Producers. In addition to her biofuels background, she brings a deep familiarity of government grant writing, project management and foundation fundraising. Prior to starting her own consulting company, she co-managed Information Resources, Inc. Alternative Fuels Division and ran the National Alternative Fuels Hotline for the U.S. Department of Energy.

 



Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet….Dr. Sam Hancock, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV

 

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