Check out this conference focused on advancing renewable energy in Missouri!  The purpose of the “Advancing Renewables in the Midwest” conference is to identify, display, and promote programs, policies, and projects that enhance the use of renewable energy resources in the Midwest for the economic benefit of the region. The focus of speaker topics and agendas are large scale projects, either through direct installation or through amalgamation of small scale projects.
Come together to discuss programs, projects, and policies that are advancing the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Considering converting your fleet to compressed natural gas?  Join this complimentary webinar, sponsored by Quantum Fuel Systems, to learn more about the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas trucks.

When:  April 4th at 12:00 P.M. CST

What:  Webinar for fleet operators who are considering converting their fleets to natural gas.  This complimentary webinar will allow our fleet managers to explore the many environmental and economic benefits of low-emission natural gas engines.


Click here for Webinar details.

Join the Mid-America NAFA Chapter as we enjoy the 2018 Greater Kansas City International Auto Show! This year’s Auto Show will fill Bartle Hall with over 500 new cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans. You won’t find a better opportunity to see all makes and models in one location. See all of the technical achievements from the best in the automotive industry. Prior to the show, manufacturers will present model year highlights in our business meeting at the Downtown Marriott. Click here to RSVP now!

Prior to the 10 a.m. public opening, the NAFA Mid-America Chapter has made special arrangements with Bartle Hall to open at 9 a.m. for NAFA participants only. In addition, your paid registration will include 2 additional passes to return to the show!

WHEN: Friday, March 2, 2018
LOCATION: Downtown Marriott / Muehlebach Tower — 200 West 12th Street, Truman Room, Kansas City, MO 64105
AGENDA: 7:15-7:45 a.m. Registration; 7:45 a.m. Breakfast, Business Meeting & Manufacturer Highlights; 9:00 a.m. Auto Show—Private Viewing
COST: $30 (Cash, credit card or check payable to NAFA)

We have arranged for a NAFA special event parking in the “Auditorium Plaza Garage” at 1220 Wyandotte between 12th & 13th Streets and between Central & Wyandotte. Entrances to the garage are located on Central and Wyandotte streets. We will distribute validation slips at the business meeting. Please note, we are unable to validate Marriott garage parking.

Please R.S.V.P. on-line by February 26, 2018 by clicking HERE. Due to attendance guarantees,
registrants who are unable to attend or cancel by February 26, 2018 will be billed.

NAFA March 2, 2018 Meeting Notice – Auto Show

The Mid-America NAFA chapter is proud to announce our February guest speaker, Mr. Michael A. Pitcher, former LeasePlan USA President and CEO. Mr. Pitcher is a passionate leader with over three decades of business success spanning three continents and in multiple industries. Michael believes that if you inspire people, share a vision that includes their personal development, and pay attention to the outside influences in your industry, then success will follow quickly. In 2016, Pitcher distilled his successful leadership principles into a book, Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader, which he identified as Laugh, Learn, Listen, Language, Lagniappe, Legacy, and Love. He wrote that these seven elements are essential for success.

Join us as we hear first hand from Mr. Pitcher how leadership is no longer the private domain of corporate executives, civic leaders, and politicians. Leadership is practiced every day in small businesses, in classrooms, in local churches, on athletic fields, and yes, in homes. You will not want to miss this session if you’re a person who believes that leadership is about serving others, who cares about developing themselves and bringing out the very best in everyone around them.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
TIME: 10:30—11:00 Registration & Networking, 11:00—12:00 Presentation followed by Lunch
LOCATION: Black & Veatch World Headquarters, 11401 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66211
COST: $30 – payable at the door by cash, check to NAFA, or credit card

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, February 9, 2018. You can register online by clicking here.

NAFA Mid-America Feb 13, 2018 Meeting

What can you do to meet sustainability goals and reduce fuel costs? Louisiana Clean Fuels and the Center for Sustainable Energy invites you to a free webinar where you will learn the secrets behind achieving both, utilizing renewable diesel and biodiesel blends. The webinar will cover the fuel efficiency, cost, availability, OEM approval, and quality aspects of the fuels. Project implementation will also be covered.

Click here to register. Free registration for Clean Cities stakeholders. No code required.

Your Presenter: Troy Shoen, Sr. Manager of Marketing at REG |

Troy Shoen has been an expert in marketing various aspects of the advanced biofuels industry for the past seven years. For six years he managed marketing efforts for a biofuels feedstock and animal feed ingredient company before joining Renewable Energy Group as Senior Manager, Marketing in July 2015. He currently leads the efforts to promote the economic and value-added benefits of integrating biodiesel into distributor and retailer fuel programs. Troy holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Iowa in addition to Bachelor Degrees in Journalism and Communication Studies.

For more information, please contact Michael Terreri at

The Kansas Biodiesel Consortium is pleased to announce its first day long convention.

Thinking about using biodiesel in your operation? Attend the KSBC Biodiesel Day at the Maner Conference Center, Kansas ExpoCentre, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka, KS, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 9:00am – 3:00 pm. Doors open at 8:30 am via the 17th Street entrance. Lunch provided.

Find out about implementing biodiesel into fleets, biodiesel properties, and production basics.  Hear about biodiesel activities at Kansas colleges. Meet with other biodiesel professionals from around the state. Learn about the history, challenges, and benefits of biodiesel production in Kansas.

RSVP by January 1, 2017, by clicking here  or by email to:

Presented by the Kansas Biodiesel Consortium

Biodiesel Day Agenda

Biodiesel Day January 10-2018


Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)


MARC Boardroom | 600 Broadway Blvd #200 | Kansas City, MO 64105


Energy Efficiency and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) provide increased support for strong local economic development. This event will provide economic developers and municipal leaders information on Kansas City Power & Light’s energy efficiency offerings, specifically who can take advantage of them and what the expected local impact of these offerings can mean for your community. Additionally, hear about PACE’s impacts on your community and how you can use it to increase economic development locally. Join us for this free event!


PACE for commercial properties

  •    Show Me PACE – Commercial PACE (Josh Campbell)
  •    Missouri Clean Energy District – Residential PACE (John Harris)

Energy Efficiency for commercial properties

  •    Kansas City Power and Light (Kevin Brannan)

PACE Case Studies

  •    Municipal Speakers (Dennis Murphey, City of Kansas City; and City of Independence invited)
  •    Residential PACE (John Maslowski, Renovate America)
  •    Commercial PACE (Rob Shear, PACE Sage, and property owner)

Kingman, Kansas has a new fuel station for clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG). Mid-Kansas CNG operates the station at 636 N. Thompson. The station is open to the public now however, the official Grand Opening will be held at 11 am on November 10, 2017.  It will include a ribbon cutting by Stacey Meireis, Executive Director of the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from KGS, Central Kansas Clean Cities and Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalitions.

Mattie Giefer was looking for a cheaper fuel option for his fleet of vehicles with GCI Construction and turned to Mark Molitor, who is in the oil & gas field, for a solution. Together they formed Mid-Kansas CNG to fulfill the need for natural gas fueling in the Kingman area.  After consulting with trucking companies, they selected a site on the US-54/US-400 corridor. The station will fill a fueling gap between Wichita, 50 miles to the east, and Garden City and Liberal, both about 175 miles west. Molitor and Giefer believe that CNG is a more economical and better environmental choice for transportation. They are open to inquiries about fleet fueling on the site.


TIME CHANGE. To bring you all the latest developments, we are starting at 9:00 a.m.

Clean, alternative fuels are the future of school district transportation. Propane, natural gas and electric vehicle options are becoming mainstream, and Kansas City districts are already committing to these alternatives to diesel buses. Alternative fuels give school districts a new approach to long-term substantial fuel savings, while protecting students from the risks of diesel emissions.

What: 2017 School Fleet Alternative Fuels Summit

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Blue Springs School District’s Bartow Administrative Center, 1801 Northwest Vesper Street, Blue Springs, MO

Who: School district fleet managers, superintendents and district purchasing professionals.

Guest speakers will cover the latest in alt-fuel technology, reports from districts already using alternative fuels, information on financing alt fuel projects, and a tour of the Blue Springs District’s compressed natural gas fueling and fleet facilities. Lunch is included as part of the program. See full tentative agenda.

Register for this free event.

Contact David Albrecht at MEC with any questions.