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Clean Energy & Transportation Expo at Clarkson University October 4

Clarkson University's Center for the Environment will sponsor a Clean Energy & Transportation Expo in the Cheel Campus Center from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, featuring displays and poster presentations from Clarkson faculty and students, and the community.

The Expo will complement Volkswagen's mobile exhibit, the Dieselution Tour, on campus Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5. The exhibit will be set up in front of the Cheel Campus Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

Clarkson's Thursday expo will feature more than 20 displays and poster presentations from Clarkson faculty & students and the community on topics like the sustainability of the biofuels revolution, wind energy research, biofuel performance and emissions, energy end environmental implications of fuel ethanol production, biodiesel for school buses, and generating biogas on dairy farms.

Education related displays include the Sustainability of the BioFuels Revolution; Promoting Energy Literacy; Middle and High School Energy Education through the Clarkson-St. Lawrence Project-Based Learning Partnership Program; and the Engineers Without Borders Biodiesel Project.

Research-related displays will include Clarkson Center for the Environment interdisciplinary research and educational activities; Wind Energy Research at Clarkson University; Improving the Fuel Mileage of Tractor Trailers; New Instruments for Characterization of Diesel Emissions; Clarkson Facility for the Testing of Biofuel Performance and Emissions; Energy and Environmental Implications of Fuel Ethanol Production; Biodiesel: A Sustainable Alternative for Potsdam School Buses?; Estimating Children's Exposures to Particulate Pollutants from Diesel-Powered School Buses; Measuring Human Physiological Responses to Diesel Emission Exposures at the International Peace Bridge; Anaerobic Digestion to Generate Biogas on North Country Dairy Farms; Process Intensification for Green Technologies; Fuel Cell Research at Clarkson University; SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Applications; and the SUNY Canton Automotive Program.

Community exhibitors will include Community Energy Services, Peak Oil, ZeroPoint Clean Technology, and NanoDynamics/NDFusion.

The Tour is centered around a 53-foot-long, double-expandable semi-trailer with exhibits and interactive displays. Elements include an "Alt Fuel/ Alt Film video area; a Dieselab with a series of interactive and video displays; a Diesel Heritage section, illustrating Volkswagen's diesel history and leadership; a Sustainability Station, involving an interactive quiz and a Carbon Footprint Calculator; a Beyond Diesel perspective featuring SunFuel; and a Motorsports display, outlining Volkswagen's recent history and international success in racing diesel vehicles in events like the Baja 500, Pikes Peak, and the Dakar rally.

The Dieselution Tour will also feature the 2009 Jetta TDI, Volkswagen's new, 50-state clean diesel offering. The vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. in spring of 2008. A 3.0-liter V6 TDI Touareg, a 1977 Rabbit Diesel, and the Polo Blue Motion will also be on display at the exhibit.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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