Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo to be held August 22-23 in Durham, NC









WHAT:  The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo, organized by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and the N.C. Department of Transportation, offers this event for fleet managers and transportation-related decision-makers at organizations of all sizes.  The conference will showcase the latest on technologies in the biofuels, natural gas and propane arenas. There will also be a strong focus on data driven decisions and technologies.


WHEN:   August 22: 8:30am – 6:00pm; Reception 6:00pm-7:30pm

August 23:  9:00am – 4:00pm; (2:30pm-4:00pm NC Smart Fleet Awards/Keynote)


WHERE: Durham Convention Center

301 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701


WHO:  Keynote speakers include:

  • Scott Curran, PhD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Robert Gordon, DeKalb County, Georgia Government Fleet Management Department
  • Tony Posawatz, automotive innovation leader
  • Chris Werner, Director of Technical Services, NC Department of Transportation


Plenary panel speakers:


Future of Sustainable Transportation
  • Loreana Marciante, Smart City Challenge Initiative
  • Scott Phillippi, UPS Corporate Automotive Engineering
  • Stuart Weidie, Alliance AutoGas
  • Scott Curran, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)


VW Settlement
  • Michael Abraczinskas, NC Division of Air Quality
  • Michael Buff, Electrify America
  • Alexa Voytek, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs
  • Debbie Swartz, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
  • Joe Annotti, Glandstein, Neandross & Associates (moderator)


Over 50 speakers will present their expertise in Breakout Sessions with three tracks including Data & Solutions; Alternative Fuels & Advanced Technologies; Policy & Technology. View Agenda 
Over 40 exhibitors will showcase products, services, and vehicles in the Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference Expo Hall. Vehicles on display will include plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles from Toyota, Mitsubishi, Chevy, and Chrysler. Other vehicles fueled by natural gas and propane will be displayed, including a heavy-duty Freightliner CNG trash roll-off hoist truck. View Exhibitor List

Advanced registration is required. Full details can be found at the conference web page:

Media admitted with full complimentary pass. Please contact for details.  Interviews may be arranged upon request.


About the NC Clean Energy Technology Center:

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices and policies. For more information about the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, visit: Twitter: @NCCleanTech

Media Contact: Shannon Helm, N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center,