Alternative fuels workshop slated at Penn College

A workshop on alternative fuels that is open to the public will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26 at the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Thompson Professional Development Center.

A panel of experts will present information on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, biodiesel, propane autogas and electric vehicles.

Participants will learn how alternative fuels are a more environmentally friendly option, lessening dependence on imported petroleum fuel.

Vehicle and technology demonstrations will be held for participants to determine which technology works best for them.

Information about applying for Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuels Incentive and Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle grants will be provided.

The event is being hosted by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT).

Seating is limited and the deadline to register is March 19. Online registration is available at

The fee includes breakfast and lunch. There is no charge for EP-ACT stakeholders.

Questions can be sent to Tony Bandiero, executive director of EP-ACT, at, or to Michelle Ferguson, DEP northcentral region pollution prevention and energy assistance manager, at

For more about DEP’s grant incentive programs, visit and click on the “Natural Gas Vehicle Program” button.