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SAE International Hosts Green Engineering and Technology Workshop

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 10, 2010 - Going green beyond fuel efficiency is quickly becoming a needed reality in the automotive industry. Recently, SAE International partnered with the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE) and the Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable to address these issues and make mobility engineering part of the solution to green technology.

Funded by a grant from MDNRE, SAE International hosted a workshop at its Automotive Headquarters in Troy, Mich., to examine the feasibility of creating a Center for Green Innovation and Technology Transfer for the automotive industry.

The workshop included panelists and discussions centering on topics that could be the focus of a new “green” center, including materials and research and development; technology transfer and the supply chain; education, training and workforce needs; and principles, standards and regulatory trends.

“This workshop was an important first step as we collectively address the green engineering issues that affect not only the automotive industry in Michigan, but around the world,” David L. Schutt, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, SAE International, said. “SAE International is pleased to be partnering with MDNRE and the Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable as we work toward the solutions that will benefit the entire automotive industry and society as a whole.”

Results from the Green Engineering and Technology Workshop will be compiled and summarized by SAE International and made available for public dissemination.  For more information about the workshop, call 1-724-772-8522 or e-mail pr@sae.org .

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

 

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