The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) at West Virginia University will host a biofuels workshop Thursday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at NAFTC headquarters, Ridgeview Business Park, 1100 Frederick Lane, Morgantown.

The workshop, which is part of the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project series in conjunction with the NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility Educator Resource Center, is designed for West Virginia teachers of grades 512.

The biofuels workshop will focus on alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol.

In addition to training and certification in NEED s Biofuels Education, educators will receive teacher and student instruction guides, certification to sign out a classroom set of biofuel teaching resources, and a tour of the NAFTC biofuel research facilities.

The NAFTC is excited to be part of training West Virginia educators in the importance and science of alternative fuels,said Executive Director Al Ebron.The teachers attending the workshop will pass along their newly-acquired knowledge to their students, who ultimately have the future of Americas energy independence in their hands.

NAFTC s mission is to provide the training infrastructure for implementing the widespread use of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles, as well as to increase the nations energy security and to improve air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Additional details on Thursdays biofuels workshop are available by calling 304-293-7882 or