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SAE Announces New Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award

Warrendale, PA,, Jan. 29, 2001 - - The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) has developed the Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award. The SAE Environmental Activity created this award to recognize individuals who, through their ingenuity and dedication, make significant innovations in reducing the environmental impact in the transportation industries.

Finalists, who span the automotive industry from OEM's to suppliers and also include the aerospace industry, have been selected and will be announced during the SAE 2001 World Congress Honors Convocation on Tuesday, March 6.

The first annual award will be presented at an award ceremony during SAE's Government/Industry Conference at Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC, on Wednesday, May 16, 2001.

To be eligible for an award under this program, the awardee must demonstrate that the achievement is innovative. This requirement may be supported by patents, peer reviewed research papers, and other indications of original work. The achievement must demonstrate favorable environmental impact; can be feasibly implemented and the application must be applied to an operation of sufficient size to show widespread applicability; and the achievement must not be made by transferring environmental burdens elsewhere.

There are eight categories within the Award and include: Education, Training and Public Awareness; New Methods and Tools; Mobile Energy and Emissions; Stationary Energy and Emissions; Recycling, Reuse, Remanufacturing; Process Innovations; Service, Maintenance and Logistics; and Materials Development and Usage.

For more information on the Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award and other SAE environmental activities, contact Sandra Gadzia, SAE International, phone 724-772-7198; fax 724-776-1830; email gadzia@sae.org; or visit SAE's website at www.sae.org.