The Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition 2014 Odyssey event included an exciting panel with speakers – ranging from INL EV battery technology researcher, Matt Shirk, to EV owner and Deputy Mayor of Bozeman, Carson Taylor. The panel discuessed biodiesel and electric vehicles.
Following the panel, Revenge of the Electric Car was screened with more than 70 community members and students in attendance.
The next day, coalition staff members gave a guest presentation in two Montana State University classes. The presentation consisted of a brief outline of all the alternative fuels followed by an activity that required students to use that knowledge to decide what fuel specific fleets might benefit from.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Questar
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Event Highlights: Yellowstone – Teton Clean Energy Coalition hosted a half-day seminar of informational sessions on natural gas and biodiesel. The event included a tour of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s biodiesel filtration system and a review of their biodiesel vehicles.
Through their Odyssey event Yellowstone – Teton Clean Energy Coalition hoped to bring local attention to different alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles as a cleaner and more efficient choice for transportation in their region.
Sponsors/Partners:Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), Idaho National Laboratory
Attendance: 55 fleet managers, local/regional officials, industry representatives, consumers, students
Event Highlights: The Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition (YTCEC) Odyssey event was hosted at Eastern Idaho Technical College and generated a diverse attendance and panel of topics for educational presentations. YTCEC opened the event with an introduction to Clean Cities and National AFV Odyssey Day. Four presentations followed, covering biodiesel, ethanol, propane, CNG, and the spectrum of hybrid and electric vehicles. Idaho National Laboratory, Amerigas Propane, and Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition provided excellent information in these presentations.
Following the presentations and hosted lunch, there was an outdoor information and vehicle demonstration that featured hybrid, biodiesel, CNG, and propane vehicles courtesy of YTCEC, Yellowstone Business Partnership, Broadway Ford, CNG Idaho, Heritage Propane, Idaho National Laboratory, and Teton Toyota. The various subjects covered and the fuels and technologies featured served the diverse audience well.
Site: Greater Yellowstone Teton National Park/Cities of Idaho Falls
Format: Fair/Conference/Exhibit/Panel Discussion
Audience: Students, Educators, and Government Officials
Highlights: Student interest in vehicle display and AFV technology.
Site: Greater Yellowstone Teton Clean Cities Coalition, Idaho Falls
Format: Exhibits/Press Conference
Audience: General Public, Press, Media
Highlights: Media event covered three states. Proclamation by the Mayor. Fuel station grant awarded. Representative for State Senator spoke.