GTEC Fuels Issues Seminar 2017 

August 31, 2017  -  Kennesaw State University  -  Continuing Ed Facility


Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Kennesaw State University Continuing Ed Center 
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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Bill Greer 
This seminar will cover the possible issues and problems involving gasoline and diesel fuel and ethanol fuels to include microbial contamination and material compatibility.   Also presented will be an update on the status of other Alternative Fuels.  This seminar is conducted with the cooperation and assistance of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Fuels Lab and Weights and Measures Division, and Clean Cities-Georgia.

GTEC Fuels Issues Seminar Agenda

 Seminar Agenda

8:00      Exhibit Spaces Open     -     Pastries and Coffee available

8:30      Introduction and Welcome:

Update From the State 

                        Rich Lewis, GDOA Fuel and Measures Division Director

                        Tifton Laboratory Overview  -  Dr. John Shugart, GDOA Lab      Director

David Au, State Oil Chemist - Diesel Fuel Flashpoint Reduction and Underground Tank Corrosion Due to Contamination   

9:30        Update on Alternative Fuels  -  Don Francis, Executive Director, Clean Cities-Georgia

                  Alternative Fuels of Present  -  Ethanol, Biodiesel, Electricity, Hydrogen, Propane, Other

                 Natural Gas  -  Ian Skelton – Director of Atlanta Gas Light’s natural gas program.

10:30     Break  -  Visit Vendor   Exhibits

10:45 AM  What are the Fuels Issues That Are Present Today

     Contractor Perspective – Presented by the following   

         Advanced Fuel Services – Wayne Warrick

         Fuel Quality Services  -  Howard Chesneau, Ed English

12:00  Noon  -  Lunch  (Included)  -  Catered by Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q.  -  Pork and Chicken

1:00 PM  Fuels Issues Perspective from the Major Oil Company  -  Russ Lewis, Marathon Petroleum Company LP.

1:45 PM  -  Fuels Issues  -  What is the Real Issue?  Georgia Senator Frank Ginn  -  Senator Ginn  serves as chair to the Natural Resources and Environment Committee       and vice chair to the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee.  He also serves on the Transportation and Appropriations Committees.

2:15 PM  -  So  -  What Is the Solution  -  Short Term and Long term????

               Our Panel of Experts Will Discuss Various Options

                       Russ Lewis – Marathon Petroleum Company LP.

                       Howard Chesneau and Ed English  -  Fuel Quality Services

                       David Au – State Oil Chemist

                       Wayne Warrick  -  Advanced Fuel Services

3:00 PM  -  Break  - Visit Vendor Exhibits

3:30 PM  -  Final Comments and Door Prizes

4:00  PM  -  Seminar end

Seminar Fees:

Fuel Facility Owners/Operators/Managers, Fuel Suppliers, Vendors, Related Industry Attendees:

$75.00   (Includes Lunch and Breaks)

Exhibit Space - GTEC Members:  $150 (includes one attendee)

Exhibit Space - Non GTEC Members:  $250 (includes one attendee)

Other Exhibitor Attendees Pay the $75 Fee

Walk-in Fee:  $150

A late fee applies after August 25, 2017