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MEDIA ALERT: California Emerging Clean Air Technology Forum

Release Date: 06/26/2008
Contact Information: Mary Simms, (415) 947-4270,

WHAT: The California Emerging Technology Forum is a collaborative effort of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, and the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley Air Districts to accelerate the development and implementation of technologies to achieve air quality goals. These agencies will sponsor a one-day public forum, which will focus on some of the following technologies and research areas:
Hydraulic and plug-in hybrids
Electric vehicles
Fuel-cells for vehicles and stationary sources
Solar, digester, and micro-turbine distributive energy
Air emission monitoring and remote sensing
Selective Catalytic Reduction for locomotive, and marine sources
Micro-turbines distributive generation
Architecture coatings and solvent certification

    WHY: To share collaborative progress and catalyze development and implementation of technologies that will help California and other parts of the country meet current and future air quality standards.

    WHEN: Wednesday, July 9, 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

    WHERE: University of California at Merced, Lakireddy Auditorium in the "Classroom and Office" building


    REGISTRATION: Federal, state, tribal, and local air agencies, private companies, associations, and environmental and community non-profit organizations are encouraged to attend. Registration is free and is required to attend the Forum to ensure available meeting space at UC Merced. Registration closes on Thursday, July 3 at 5 p.m. PSD. This event will also be broadcast via webcast.