Ivy Tech hosts alternative fuel and energy show at the Tippecanoe Mall

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles offer hope in the face of rising fuel costs, environmental concerns, and an uncertain economy. On Friday, October 3, Ivy Tech Community College will host an alternative fuel and energy show at the Tippecanoe Mall in Lafayette. The event is part of a nationwide celebration called National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium and the U.S. DOE Clean Cities Program.

Representatives from Ivy Tech will be available to discuss the college’s courses and degree programs in alternative fuel vehicles, automotive technology, sustainable energy technology, and bio-fuel science. Educational presentations will occur from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the mall’s Community Court.

Other participants will include ECI Wind and Solar, City Bus, Central Indiana Clean Cities Alliance, Indiana Geothermal, Donahue Gas, Indiana Corn and Soybean Alliance, and IUPUI’s Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle. Local dealerships including Bill DeFouw Chevrolet, Mike Raisor GMC, and Bob Rohrman Auto Group will display hybrid vehicles. The event is co-sponsored by WLFI-TV 18.

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey was established in 2002 by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium. This year the nationwide event is being conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program. The event focuses on the benefits of alternative and sustainable energy sources.

Ivy Tech Community College is one of the nation’s largest statewide community college systems and the state’s second largest public post-secondary institution with more than 110,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has 23 campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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