Free Biodiesel Workshop in Sioux Falls

The American Lung Association in South Dakota is hosting a free workshop on biodiesel on Friday, Oct. 26th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ramada Inn & Suites at 1301 W Russell Street in Sioux Falls. The event is part of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey (, a biennial event to promote the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

Don’t think biodiesel is that important to you? Think again.¬†Nearly everything we eat, wear, buy or sell in this country is transported by a truck, train or barge powered by diesel, a fuel linked to particulate air pollution.

Now that your ears have perked up, here is some additional information about the workshop. The featured speaker is Hoon Ge, a fuel expert with MEG Corp. Workshops will cover recent refining changes in diesel fuels; how to prevent, identify and respond to issues with diesel fuels; the growing role of biodiesel in the transportation industry; and the coming year-round availability of biodiesel in the region.

The workshop is supported by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium.  The workshop is free, but attendance is limited. Contact Kelly Marczak at (651) 268-7590 or

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