NAFTC attends National AFV Day Odyssey event at Allegheny County Community College

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November 1, 2015 by NAFTC News

Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) was on hand to participate and support the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities 2015 Odyssey event Oct. 16. The Community College of Allegheny County, a member of the NAFTC’s national network of training centers, hosted the event.

CCAC has been an NAFTC consortium member since 2011.

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Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities and Community College of Allegheny County Odyssey event attendees heard from several local experts in the alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fields. Photo NAFTC.

During the event, attendees listened to panels on gaseous and biofuels, liquefied natural gas, sustainability, electric vehicles, small engines, and clean fuels for maritime applications. CCAC instructors hosted a panel discussion in which they talked about their alternative fuel vehicle courses.

CCAC is one of nearly 50 National and Associate Training Centers across the country. These centers are the only schools in the United States to offer the award winning, state-of-the-art NAFTC curricula and training.

NAFTC Communications Specialist/Odyssey Manager Virginia McMillen and Graduate Assistant/Odyssey Assistant Heather Sammons attended the event and displayed NAFTC training materials.

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NAFTC Graduate Assistant/Odyssey Assistant Heather Sammons spoke with event attendees about available NAFTC trainings. Credit: NAFTC.

“The growth of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles creates new possibilities for a cleaner environment and securing our nation’s energy future,” McMillen noted. “We were happy to be a part of PRCC’s Odyssey event at the Community College of Allegheny County and to see the many ways that alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles are available and ready to impact the region.”

In addition to the NAFTC’s Volt, more than 20 alternative fuel vehicles were on display from both private and public entities. Many of these vehicles were available for ride-and-drives throughout the event.

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Event attendees were provided the opportunity to explore several alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles on display throughout the event. Credit: NAFTC.


Event attendees were provided the opportunity to explore several alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles on display throughout the event. Credit: NAFTC.

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CONTACT:  Judy Moore, NAFTC
304-293-7882; Judy.Moore@mail.wvu.edu

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The NAFTC is a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University.