05.31.05 Tuesday@REI: "Sustainable Mobility, T- Zero: Meeting the Challenge Today"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/31/2005 - 09:02.
05/31/2005 - 16:00

Spurred in part by the NAE Conference scheduled for June 2, REI's New Energy Roundtable and TransTech
have organized local energy fest to discuss sustainable mobility. A
number of interesting endeavors are taking off in Ohio - including the
design of a really efficient hybrid auto - and this is a chance to
discuss some of them with people directly involved.

Speakers:

Codrin-Gruie Cantemir, Dr. of Eng., Chief Designer, Center for Automotive Research (CAR) at Ohio State University

Dr. John Cragel, Biofuels Research, Hiram College

Phil Lane, Chief Technology Officer, Midwest Biofuels LLC

An audience interactive panel discussion around
the successful deployment of Alternative Fuels and Hybrid-Electric
Vehicles here and abroad. Energy Independence, Environmental
Remediation and Regional Economic Development are the central themes.
Through a collaboration of Industry, Academia and Government our region
can become a leader in beginning to achieve these goals immediately,
not in the distant future. We will identify the fading barriers to
adoption that have resulted in Ohio lagging behind economically and
environmentally. Five counties in Northeastern Ohio have recently been
declared in non-attainment of 8 hour ozone and particulate matter(2.5)
standards by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Hybrids and
biofuels are among a portfolio of solutions that offer immediate,
effective mitigation strategies. We will discuss these and other
exciting, transformational opportunities that in combination allow us
to rethink the way in which we use resources to move people and
products.

This event is co-sponsored by TransTech
and REI in support of the National Academy of Engineering Regional
Conference entitled; "Energy: A 21st Century Perspective" to be held on
the Case campus June 2, 2005 at Severance Hall.

The schedule for the NAE event is available at: http://www.energy05.org. Registrations have closed, but walkin's are welcome. Arrive early.

This event is co-sponsored by TransTech and REI
in support of the National Academy of Engineering Regional Conference
entitled; "Energy: A 21st Century Perspective" to be held on the Case
campus June 2, 2005 at Severance Hall.

Time & Place: Tuesday, May 31, 4:15 P.M. to 5:45 P.M., The Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 201, Case, University Circle

Admission: Free & Open to the public

Parking: Campus Center Garage,
entrance adjacent to the rear of the Severance Hall located at Euclid
Ave. and East Boulevard. $1.00/per 30 minutes. Metered parking may be
available on the street.

Join us weekly to discuss innovation happening
here and in other regions across the country. We'll talk together about
best practices, lessons learned and how we can apply new ideas to build
a prosperous, globally competitive, Northeast Ohio. Coffee and cookies
provided.

Location

Peter B Lewis Bldg room 201