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Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Technology Summit to be Held at Illinois State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 5, 2018 – Alternative-fuel vehicles and clean-vehicle technologies have many clean-air and economic advantages. Legislative officials, state employees and the general public will get a chance to learn about those benefits at an information session and expo on April 25 at the Illinois Capitol Building in Springfield.

The event is being hosted by the Illinois Alternative Fuels Alliance, a partnership between organizations that work on clean-air and clean-vehicle solutions throughout Illinois. Alliance members include: the American Lung Association, Chicago Area Clean Cities, Illinois Propane Gas Association and Renewable Energy Group. The alliance was formed in early 2017.

The information session and expo will showcase 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. Regional stakeholders and partners also will be available to help attendees learn about the clean air, health, environmental, and economic benefits of these technologies.

“The Illinois Alternative Fuels Alliance helps public officials in Illinois to learn about clean-vehicle technologies and the benefits of using alt-fuel vehicles,” said Angela Tin, vice president environmental health for the American Lung Association. “Our alliance partners work together to promote clean fuels, clean vehicles, and clean air. Together we can have an even more positive impact on the environment and lung health.”

The event will feature information tables with displays showing components used to convert vehicles to operate on natural gas and propane as well as a demonstration electric-vehicle charging station at the Capitol’s Rotunda. Alternative-fuel vehicles will be displayed on the north side of Monroe Street, and there will be a ride-and-drive with alternative-fuel-powered vehicles. Both events will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photos will be available with an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, and free ice cream will be available while supplies last.

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 Chicago Area Clean Cities
Chicago Area Clean Cities is a nonprofit coalition focused on promoting clean-vehicle and clean-air solutions in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. CACC is one of more than 90 coalitions across the country affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, which brings together stakeholders to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced-vehicle technologies, reduce idling, and improve fuel efficiency and air quality. CACC concentrates its efforts on educating businesses and municipalities in the six-county Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. To get involved, visit http://chicagocleancities.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 www.regi.com.

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