NCCC has participated in Odyssey Day since 2002 and joined with Odyssey because we believe in the importance of AFVs and the role they play in sustaining our environment and national energy security,” said Sheble McConnellogue, Executive Director of NCCC. “We are proud to join organizations across the United States in support of Odyssey and its message of ensuring a clean, secure energy future, both here in Colorado and across the country.”
Northern Colorado Clean Cities to Promote Alternative Fuel Vehicles
at National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey Event
Northern Colorado Clean Cities will participate in a nationwide effort to showcase alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle options at a National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey event to be held at the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex, from 11am to 5:30pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey is a nationwide celebration conducted to educate the public about the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and to promote their widespread adoption. The event was created by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, in 2002. The NAFTC has coordinated the nationwide Odyssey campaign since that time.
NCCC has joined with Odyssey because we believe in the importance of AFVs and the role they play in sustaining our environment and national energy security,” said Sheble McConnellogue, Executive Director of NCCC. “We are proud to join organizations across the United States in support of Odyssey and its message of ensuring a clean, secure energy future, both here in Colorado and across the country.”
The event begins at 11am with a free Alternative Fuel Vehicle Expo and Ride-n-Drive. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the latest in alternative fuel vehicles as well as test drive some of the newest models available. Starting at 1pm, there will be a series of presentations, including Wes Mauer from the Colorado Energy Offices to talk about the impact the Refuel Colorado program is having in Colorado on fleet diversification; Peter Kominski from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will provide an update on CDOT’s new program Road X; Andrew Duvall from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will share information on NREL’s TRANSNET program; and author Rutt Bridges will offer his vision of the future of mobility. For this portion of the afternoon, there is a $15 fee for Clean Cities members and $30 for non-members, which includes a networking break with a light snack and a reception at the conclusion of the event. For more information and/or to register for this exciting event, visit http://www.northerncocleancities.org/events.html
NCCC’s 2017 Odyssey event is being held in partnership with the Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), Denver Metro Clean Cities, Southern Colorado Clean Cities, University of Colorado Parking & Transportation Services, Refuel Colorado, Regional Air Quality Council, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, and is supported by sponsorship from Noble Energy, J-W Power Company, Boulder Nissan, SolarCity, Redmark CNG Services, and the Colorado Propane Gas Association. Alliance AutoGas and the Propane Education and Research Council are the 2017 National Odyssey Sponsors. The U.S. DOE Clean Cities Program, West Virginia University, Earth Day Texas, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition are national partners of the event.
For a complete list of National AFV Day Odyssey locations and details about each event, visit www.afvdayodyssey.org. For information about the national program, contact Virginia McMillen, National AFV Day Odyssey Manager, at Virginia.McMillen@mail.wvu.edu or by calling 304-293-7882.
Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition and Aims Automotive Technology Center in Windsor, CO, held a day of informative panels and seminars on alternative fuels, technologies, research, programs and incentives, and vehicles for Odyssey 2014. Participants were also able to view alternative fuel vehicles, participate in ride and drives and browse information tables.
Sponsors/Partners: Aims Automotive and Technology Center, AVS, Chesapeake Energy, Colorado Corn, Eaton, FuelTek, GP Strategies, JW Power Company, Nissan, SkyBlu
Thursday, October 18, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Aims Community College
Automotive and Technology Center
1120 South Gate Dr.
Windsor, Colorado 80550
Event Highlights: Northern Colorado Clean Cities’ agenda for National AFV Day Odyssey promoted alternative fuels through a keynote speaker, three panels, and a vendor and vehicle expo. The keynote speaker, Tom Hunt from the Colorado Energy Office, spoke on removing barriers to alternative fuels in Colorado. The three panels that followed were chaired by industry representatives with expertise on the following panel topics: CNG, LNG, and propane; electric vehicles; and biofuels. A brief question-and-answer period followed each panel, and later a catered lunch was made possible by Nissan, an event sponsor. A vehicle expo with over 20 vehicles took place during the break and lunch. At the event’s conclusion, an iPad donated by Plug In America was given away.
Sheble McConnellogue, Site Coordinator
email • (970) 416-8631
Sponsors/Partners: City of Fort Collins, Weld County Government, City of Boulder, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado Corn, Blue Sun Biodiesel, Noble Energy, Anadarko Energy, Campbell-Parnell, Spradley Barr Ford Greeley, Weld County Garage, Ehrlich Toyota, Greeley Honda, Ghent Chevrolet
Attendance: 61 students, consumers
Event Highlights: Northern Colorado Clean Cities hosted a National AFV Day Odyssey event at the Aims Automotive and Technology Center at Aims Community College. The event showcased alternative fuel vehicles, including flexible fuel, compressed natural gas, propane, biodiesel, and plug-in electric vehicles. Several alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles were on display and knowledgeable representatives were on hand to answer questions. Additionally, breakout room workshop presentations were held by industry experts on the latest alternative fuel technologies. The event was free and open to the public.
Aims Community College
Aims Automotive & Technology Center
1120 South Gate Drive
Windsor, Colorado 80550
Contact: Sheble McConnellogue
Host Site Coordinator and Co- Coordinators: Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition, Denver Clean Cities Coalition and City of Boulder
Event Type: Vehicle Displays, Presentations
Attendees: 90 Fleet Professionals, General Public
Event Highlights: The 2008 National AFV Day Odyssey in Boulder featured a full AFV experience – two and a half hours of an outdoor expo of vehicles and indoor presentations on biofuels and natural gas use in vehicles. Attendees wandered through an enticing maze of vehicles and booths. The City of Denver’s hybrid garbage truck was on display, as well as two Colorado companies offering plug-in hybrids. U.S. GSA brought flex-fuel vehicles and hybrids and other Clean Cities stakeholders brought natural gas vehicles and combo vehicles that can run on CNG, E85 or unleaded. Test drives were offered on some of the vehicles with an overwhelming response. Attendees won t-shirts for answering questions based on the presentation, and the crowd was especially enthusiastic about the hydrogen car model kit donated by Intergalactic Hydrogen, a member of Northern Colorado Clean Cities. The kit was given to an attendee as a door prize for answering an ethanol life-cycle question. Attendees had multiple chances to learn where to obtain more information in the future on those topics, such as the Clean Cities and Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center websites. City of Boulder partner Andrew Bascue said it was “…an impressive showing by the members of both Denver Metro and Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalitions.”
Host Site Co-Coordinators: Northern Colorado Clean Cities and Spradley Barr Autogroup, Fort Collins, CO
Event Type: Exhibits, Workshops
Attendees: 35 Fleet Managers, OEMs, Government Officials
Participating Sponsors / Partners: Blue Sun Biodiesel, Energy Planning Consultants, Weld County Garage, and Great Western Ethanol
Event Highlights: The morning started off with a breakfast for attendees. Presentations from various speakers covered topics such as petroleum reduction strategies, emergency situations, and refueling. Attendees also gained knowledge on two of the emerging biofuels, ethanol and biodiesel. Displays of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles were also on hand to further reinforce the use of alternative fuels.
Site: Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
Audience: General Public, Fleet Operators/Owners, and Government Officials
Highlights: Well received by all attendees; one legislative representative expressed great interest in event activities.