Kansas City Regional and St. Louis Clean Cities


Date: April 19th, 2017

Location: Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City, MO

Details: The St. Louis Regional Clean Cities Coalition and Kansas City Clean Cities Coalition are teaming up to deliver an impactful Odyssey event for the State of Missouri. The Coalition’s will provide breakfast for the Missouri State Legislature and their staff. Packets, handouts, and sit downs will occur. Following the morning session, the group will head to a car display with a ride and drive. Hot dogs, chips, and refreshments will be available. The Coalition’s hope to see over 1,000+ interested patrons and state workers engaging with their event.


Kevin Herdler
email •(314) 307-5308 • Host Page

Kelly Gilbert
email •(816) 812-9772 • Host Page


Event Highlights: St. Louis Clean Cities Coalition held their Odyssey event at Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton, MO. The event included displays of alternative fuel vehicles including a CNG pickup: CNG work truck, and CNG van, a Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi I-MiEV, GEM electric vehicle , a hybrid bucket truck, a biodiesel Chevy Cruz, a biodiesel pickup, and a biodiesel Jetta. Seventh grade students attended presentations during the event about American alternative fuels, with the opportunity to ask questions and gain information to use in class discussions later in the day.


Kevin Herdler, Site Coordinator
email • (314) 397-5308 • Host Page TwitterFacebook


Sponsors/Partners: NAFA Fleet Management, Missouri Propane Education and Research Council, Laclede Gas, Soy Biodiesel

Sunday, October 24, 2013
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Event Location: Gateway Motorsports Park,700 Raceway BlvdMadison, IL 62060

Event Highlights: Ride and Drive– Come drive the road course in an American powered vehicle. Learn about all the latest fuels and technologies. Meet our vendors with the latest technologies.

Kevin Herdler, Site Coordinator
email • (314) 397-5308 • Host Page TwitterFacebook


Sponsors/Partners: Don Brown Chevrolet, Knapheide Truck Body, Laclede Gas, Ranken Tech, St. Louis Science Center

Thursday, October 18, 2012
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Event Location:
Ranken Technical College
4431 Finney Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63113

Event Highlights: This Odyssey event was held at the Ranken Technical College, and was geared mainly towards students.  The event ran from 8:00 am to 3:30, and included sessions that were held three times throughout the day.  Session topics included biodiesel, hybrid, Chevy Volt, and CNG.  The biodiesel session covered the fuel’s chemical compounds, and taught students how to make the fuel using a trailer-mounted processor.  The hybrid class covered all aspects of how hybrids work, including vehicle components.  The Volt session also taught students about vehicle components.  Finally, the CNG session covered shale gas, where the technology is heading, and facility requirements.

The show was well-attended, and the students got a chance to talk with instructors one-on-one. The EVie was a big hit; it is a rolling electric display featuring a Smith electric truck outfitted with hands-on displays of how electricity works. In addition, the  truck has solar to help charge the vehicle’s displays.

Kevin Herdler, Site Coordinator
kevin@stlcleancities.org • (314) 397-5308 • Host Page TwitterFacebook




Sponsors/Partners: St. Louis Community College Forest Park Campus – Automotive and Diesel Technology Department

Attendance: 250 students, staff, faculty

Event Highlights:
St. Louis Regional Clean Cities held its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey event at the Automotive Trade School at St. Louis Community College, Forest Park Campus. The event was geared toward college students from the campus. Ten vehicles were on display ranging from CNG, hybrid, ethanol, and electric cars to a transit bus. The students and staff enjoyed looking at the vehicles.

Event Location:
St. Louis Community College Forest Park campus
Automotive and Diesel Technology Department
5600 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Event Flyer (.pdf)



Host Site Coordinator and Co-Coordinators: St. Louis Regional Clean Cities, Green Homes and Renewable Energy Festival and Green House Tour

Event Type: Festival, Workshops

Sponsors/Partners: Lou Fuzs Automotive Network and Royal Gatee Dodge

Attendees: Over 4,000 General Public

Event Highlights: St. Louis Regional Clean Cities held their National AFV Day Odyssey in conjunction with the Green Homes and Renewable Energy Festival and Green House Tour. Over 100 booths of all energy related items were displayed at the event. Numerous vehicles were on display, including the hybrid Chevy Tahoe, a hybrid Altec Bucket truck, electric vehicles, biodiesel vehicles, and E85 vehicles. There was also a biodiesel transit bus painted by local children with a renewable energy theme. The day brought in well over 4,000 people to the event, and workshops that were held on renewable fuels, solar, wind, and geothermal. Live music, good food and a good time were had by all.



Host Site Co-Coordinators: St. Louis Clean Cities, St. Louis, MO, Kansas City Clean Cities, Kansas City, KS, and Ranken Technical College, St. Louis, MO

Attendees: 1,110 Government Officials, OEMs, Fleet Managers, General Public

Participating Sponsors / Partners: General Motors Corporation, Laclede Gas Company, Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Corn Growers Association, DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation, LLC, National Biodiesel Board, University of Missouri, Alternative Fuel Systems of St. Louis, Royal Gateway Dodge, Missouri Dept. of National Resources – Energy Center, and Lohr Distributing Company

Event Highlights: The south lawn of the Missouri State Capital served as home for the 2006 Odyssey event. Eleven alternative fuel vehicles were on display to provide attendees with a better understanding of how alternative fuels are viable options for consumers. The vehicles included a CNG go-cart, an International hybrid truck, a biodiesel John Deere tractor, E85-capable vehicles, and a GEM vehicle. Each vehicle was manned by an expert in the field who could provide upto- date information and answer any questions. Additionally, information tables and educational seminars gave attendees the opportunity to network and learn about local and national companies and organizations working to promote alternative fuels, energy efficiency, and sustainable transportation.



Site: Ranken Technical College/Kansas City Clean Cities/St. Louis Clean Cities Coalition

Format: Breakfast/Seminar/Exhibit

Audience: General Public, Government Officials, Environmental Organization Representatives, Students, and Fleet Operators

Attendees: 1,350

Highlights: AFV sponsors set up display. Presentation by Missouri Green Fleet. State legislators interested in sponsoring alternative fuel incentive legislation in the next session. The most important activity was distribution of informational packets with a sample of proposed legislation. Display outside of capitol building.



Site: Ranken Technical College, St. Louis

Format: Conference/Exhibits auto displays

Audience: Decision-Makers, Congressional Officials and Staff, State House Employees, Legislature

Attendees: 558

Highlights: Focused on legislation and incentives to promote fuels of all sorts; had so many people the food ran out; PERC folks attended; EPA was there; made real progress in promoting AFVs in area.