NW Biofuels Association held the first community college technical biodiesel training for diesel mechanics in the Northwest. On June 13, 2008, over 50 heavy-duty diesel mechanics at Bates Technical College (Tacoma, WA) learned about biodiesel - from the basics to detailed technical information related to specific diesel engine manufacturers. In attendance were students from a variety of heavy-duty diesel classes as well as the instructors for the program.
"We found the training to be very educational and opened our eyes to using alternative fuels." - Ray Shjerven, Diesel Engine Instructor
To learn more about biodiesel training for mechanics or to assist in coordinating one in your area, contact Nikola Davidson at 206.389.8660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Portland’s Biofuels initiative and links to additional resources visit www.biofuelsportland.com.