Sponsors/Partners: Utah Valley University, Semi Service Inc., Go Natural CNG, Alternative Vehicle Solutions, State Energy Office, Department of Air Quality, State Energy Office, CH4, Questar, Cardwell
Attendance: 100 students, consumers
Event Highlights: An open house of alternative fuel vehicles and technology, with guest speakers, was held at Utah Valley University (UVU). Vehicles such as a CNG Rescue Hummer, a CNG Chevy Impala, and more were on display. Information related to technologies, fueling information, and purchase information was also available for students, first responders, and the public who attended the event. Diane Neilson, Ph.D., energy adviser to Governor Herbert, spoke about the role alternative fuels play in Utah’s Future. Other speakers discussed station constructions, the U.S. DOE Clean Cities Program, and jobs in the alternative fuel industry in Utah. The latest alternative fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) information was presented to the audience by Merritt Norton, president of CH4 Energy. UVU presented information on its training and hydrogen vehicle programs. A Clean Cities Learning Program First Responder Safety Training for alternative fuels was held concurrently, with attendees invited to both events.