DETROIT – On Mar. 22, NextEnergy hosted the Michigan Clean Fleet Conference at its headquarters in TechTown, Detroit. The conference spotlighted technologies, fuels, and funding for cleaner air and transportation cost savings. The conference featured several panel discussions including:

  • EPA diesel engine standards and fuel requirements, including diesel retrofit technologies.
  • Alternative fuels, such as biodiesel, ethanol, and natural gas.
  • Idle and fuel-reduction technologies/techniques, including the SmartWay Transport Partnership — a voluntary collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
  • Hybrid technologies, including gas-electric and hydraulic hybrid vehicles.
  • Funding opportunities for all of the emissions and fuel consumption reduction technologies discussed at the conference.

    In addition to NextEnergy, the Michigan Clean Fleet Conference is sponsored by the EPA Region 5 Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth – Energy Office.