Department of Energy, Department of Army to Announce New Alliance at Advanced Vehicle Power Technology Workshop in Detroit

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• Media invited to July 18 charter announcement with Sen. Carl Levin, U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu, Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph Westphal • Workshop convening energy leaders from industry, academia, government focused on national security, energy efficiency • “Win-win-win scenario” for Nation, Soldiers, automotive industry

'Win-win-win scenario' for Nation, Soldiers, automotive industry.

To enhance national energy security and demonstrate Federal Government leadership in transitioning America to a low-carbon economy, the Department of Energy and the Department of the Army will announce a new charter July 18. The announcement comes as part of the first-ever Advanced Vehicle Power Technology Workshop. The workshop – at NextEnergy headquarters in Detroit – is bringing energy leaders from government, industry and academia together to address ground mobility challenges.

According to organizers, this new alliance provides a win-win-win scenario: it goes toward achieving the Nation’s energy security goals, benefiting Soldiers and potentially bolstering the defense and auto industries.

Media are invited to attend this invitation-only event Monday (July 18) at NextEnergy (461 Burroughs, Detroit, Michigan 48202). Details of the charter will be made public for the first time by Secretary Chu and Under Secretary Westphal.

The event starts with opening remarks and perspectives from senior leaders. Breakout sessions begin mid-morning and will address six critical areas: advanced combustion engines and transmissions; lightweight structures and materials; energy recovery and thermal management; alternative fuels and lubricants; hybrid propulsion systems including batteries; and analytical tools.

This workshop is hosted by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE-EERE). TARDEC is a subordinate activity to the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), which falls under the Army Materiel Command (AMC). TARDEC is also an enterprise partner in the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

Media Instructions:
1.    Media must register for the event by contacting John Wray
(jwray(at)brtrc(dot)com / 248.310.7231)
2.    Media parking is available at NextEnergy on Second Street.
3.    Media arrival time is 7:30 a.m. Speakers start at 8 a.m.

Contact: John Wray

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