Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition is proud to announce that our Chairman of the Board, Bob Garzee, has been selected by the Junior League of San Jose’s panel of judges to receive the Crystal Bowl Award at their 45th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Bob was nominated for his persistent outreach work and technical contributions in the area of green transportation, and for volunteering more than a thousand hours annually to Breathe California and Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition/Breathe California has received a grant from CALSTART to conduct outreach on biofuels: E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) and B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel). In connection with this grant project, Steve Sokolsky from CALSTART and Matt Horton, CEO, Propel Fuels were recent guests on two respective Breathe California TV shows (Channel 15 in San Jose Comcast area). With host Terry Trumbull, Steve Sokolsky discussed the grant project as well as alternative fuel transportation in California in general, including electric, compressed natural gas, and hydrogen. Matt Horton talked about the company that he heads and the biofuels sold at Propel Fuel's fueling stations.
To view video with Steve Sokolsky, CALSTART, please click here
To view video with Matt Horton, Propel Fuels, please click here
Over a period of 18 months, Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition in partnership with the ETDC, Mission Valley Ford, and EAA, has placed 53 THINK electric vehicles in the Bay Area. As a way to support the many new owners, the Coalition’s Chairman, Bob Garzee, created a THINK Owners Club. Watch the video on the THINK vehicle (by clicking on the photo) to learn more about the vehicle and to hear testimonials from THINK EV owners.
For additional information about the THINK EV, please contact Patricia Tind at 408-998-5865.
On March 22, 2013 Breathe California and Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition attended the opening of the new biodiesel terminal at Seaport Refining and Environmental in Redwood City.
The Department of Energy through the National Biodiesel Board has funded the opening of this distribution terminal designed for the use of biodiesel. The terminal serves City & County of San Francisco, San Mateo County and Silicon Valley.
Due to the rising need for training on alternative fuel vehicles, the Green Transportation Workforce Development (GTWD) training program is offering in-depth training classes on hybrid, electric, and compressed natural gas vehicles at De Anza College. The classes are taught by an experienced team who not only understand the technologies, but also the needs of fleet operators, vehicle users, and vehicle technicians at all levels.