Barton Community College will celebrate the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles during its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey event from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday.
Barton’s event is one of more than 160 being held across the United States. National AFV Day Odyssey was created by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, in 2002 and held every two years since.
“We are pleased to join Odyssey 2012 as we continue to drive change across America,” said Ron Kirmer, automotive instructor/coordinator. Presentations will include “Bio Diesel 101,” sponsored by the Soybean Commission and MEG Corporation speaker Hoon Ge; wind energy speaker Bruce Graham sponsored by Cloud County Community College; Display E-Assist Chevy Malibu, sponsor Dove Chevrolet, Cadillac; and a CNG fuel semi sponsored by Doonan Truck.
Odyssey is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, through a grant for the Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program.