Natural gas as a transportation fuel the topic of conference

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A one-day conference in Lehigh County, sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will provide a comprehensive overview of using natural gas as a transportation fuel in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region.

"Natural Gas Vehicles: The Road Ahead in Pennsylvania" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at Penn State Lehigh Valley in Center Valley. The program is being organized by Penn State Extension.

"The conference will be a place where clean-air and clean-transportation advocates, industry stakeholders, fleet managers and policymakers can learn the fundamentals of using natural gas as a transportation fuel," said conference coordinator Dave Messersmith, extension educator and member of Extension's Marcellus Education Team.

"Professionals attending the sessions will be able to network with other natural gas vehicle stakeholders, and they can discuss opportunities and challenges to greater adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel."

The conference will feature sessions titled "A Primer on Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel," "What's Happening with Natural Gas Vehicles in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic," "Understanding Shale Gas in Pennsylvania and Natural Gas Market Outlook," "The Texas Clean Transportation Triangle: A Model for Success," "Engine and Conversion Technologies," and "Fueling Station Concepts and Technologies."

Presenters include researchers, entrepreneurs and industry experts who will provide a fundamental understanding of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

The registration fee for the conference is $149. For more information, contact Carol Loveland at 570-433-3040 or by email at

To register for the conference by phone, call toll-free 877-489-1398. To register online, go to the conference website at and click on RSVP in the gray bar near the top of the page.

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Last Updated May 07, 2012