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Illinois Alternative Fuels Alliance to Host Alt-Fuel Vehicle, Tech Summit at Illinois State Capitol

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 27, 2017 – The newly formed Illinois Alternative Fuels Alliance is hosting an alternative-fuel vehicle and technology information session and expo for legislative officials, State employees, and the general public on Wednesday, May 10, at the Illinois Capitol Building in Springfield.

The Illinois Alternative Fuels Alliance will showcase various projects and businesses in Illinois that are using clean-vehicle technologies. More than a dozen vehicles powered by alternative fuels such as propane, biodiesel, ethanol, electricity and natural gas will be featured at the event. Regional stakeholders and partners also will be available to help attendees learn about the clean air, health, and environmental benefits of these technologies.

The alliance consists of organizations that work on clean-air and clean-vehicle solutions throughout Illinois. Alliance partners include: Chicago Area Clean Cities, St. Louis Regional Clean Cities, the American Lung Association, Renewable Energy Group, and the Illinois Propane Gas Association.

“We’ve put together the Illinois Alternative Fuels Alliance to help public officials in Illinois learn about clean-vehicle technologies and to help them understand what is happening with alternative-fuel vehicles,” said John Walton, chairman of Chicago Area Clean Cities. “It is amazing to see these groups come together to promote clean fuels and clean vehicles. Together we can have an even greater impact on the environment and save fleets money.”

The event will feature information tables at the Capitol’s Rotunda from 10 AM to 4 PM, and a concurrent static vehicle display will be located directly north of the Capitol on Monroe Street.

About Chicago Area Clean Cities and St. Louis Regional Clean Cities
Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) and St. Louis Regional Clean Cities (STLRCC) are nonprofit coalitions focused on promoting cleaner energy for transportation and automotive fleets. CACC concentrates its efforts on educating businesses, municipalities and the public in the six-county Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. STLRCC focuses on the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis, St. Louis City; City of St. Louis; and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monrow, and St. Clair. The coalitions are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program and bring together stakeholders in their local communities to increase the use of alternative-fuel and advanced-vehicle technologies, reduce idling, and improve fuel economy and air quality. To become involved or learn more, visit www.ChicagoCleanCities.org and http://stlcleancities.org.

About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association’s Alternative Fuels Program go to www.cleanairchoice.org.

About the Illinois Propane Gas Association
The mission of the Illinois Propane Gas Association is to promote and sponsor the safe and varied uses of propane, sponsor education and safety programs for person in the industry and to inform and educate the public as propane consumers through the cooperation of its members. Members of the Illinois Propane Gas Association recognize the obligation to serve the public, our customers, our communities and our state. To learn more, visit http://www.ilpga.org.

About Renewable Energy Group
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. The company, North America’s largest producer of advanced biofuel, is an international producer of biomass-based diesel and a developer of renewable chemicals. REG utilizes an integrated procurement, distribution, and logistics network to convert natural fats, oils, greases, and sugars into lower carbon intensity products. With 14 active biorefineries, a feedstock processing facility, research and development capabilities and a diverse and growing intellectual property portfolio, REG is committed to being a long-term leader in bio-based fuel and chemicals. REG has biodiesel production facilities in Danville and Seneca, Ill. To learn more, visit http://www.regfuel.com.

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