Emerging Energy Expo Showcases Alternative Transportation Choices

At the intersection of energy security, a cleaner environment, and sound economics sits a class of cars, vans, trucks, and buses called advanced fuel and advanced technology vehicles. In October, area motorists can learn about the benefits of alternative fuels, alternative-fuel vehicles and much more at the Emerging Energy Technology Expo from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 21 at Mohawk Park in Tulsa.

INCOG and Tulsa Area Clean Cities, Inc. are hosting the Expo to showcase cleaner and more energy-efficient choices in transportation. The event will kick off at 10:00 a.m. with guest speakers, including INCOG board of directors chairman John Selph and U.S. Representative John Sullivan, followed at approximately 10:20 a.m. by a panel of experts to discuss trends and opportunities in emerging energy technologies including biofuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Among the speakers are the David Fleischaker, Oklahoma State Secretary of Energy; Mason Mungle of the Oklahoma Farmers Union; Terry Detrick, chairman of Oklahoma Sustainable Energy, and Tom Sewell of Tulsa Gas Technologies, Inc. The panel session is estimated to last 45 minutes and will be taped by Tulsa’s “T-GOV” production crew for later airing as a public affairs program.

The Expo will feature presentations by numerous booth exhibitors as well as demonstrations of electric, CNG, hybrid, and flex-fuel passenger and fleet vehicles. Among the exhibitors to date are Alternative Fuel Solutions, Tulsa Gas Technologies, Morris Auto Sales, Sustainable Tulsa, Sand Springs Public Schools, Bike to Work, Electric Avenue, Harvest Solar Energy, EMSA, Green Traveler, Tulsa Transit, and Tulsa Area Clean Cities.

Sustainable Tulsa is the presenting sponsor of the Emerging Energy Technology Expo. Other local sponsors for this event include the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Alternative Fuel Systems, Inc., Tulsa Gas Technologies, Tulsa Biofuels, and the Metropolitan Environmental Trust. Tulsa Clean Cities is seeking additional sponsors and exhibitors to participate in the Expo. For more information, contact Allison Geary at 918-584-7526 or visit www.TulsaCleanCities.com.

The Expo is affiliated with a nationwide celebration called National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey.

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