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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to co-sponsor Green-Diesel Technology conference in Chicago

Release Date: 08/21/2006
Contact Information: William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254, omohundro.william@epa.gov Jennifer Dunn, (312) 353-5899, dunn.jennifer@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 06-OPA146

CHICAGO (Aug. 21, 2006)

WHAT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5's Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative will co-sponsor "Tools and Incentives for Green-Diesel Technology: Lower Emissions, Higher Profits," a two-day conference on financial programs that fund diesel emission reduction and fuel-efficient technologies for heavy-duty trucks and locomotives. Topics include freight movement and finance, grant and loan programs, and tax incentives. Participants will work together to develop new finance tools and incentives for green-diesel technologies.

WHO: EPA Region 5 acting administrator Bharat Mathur, Illinois Department of Transportation secretary Tim Martin, LaSalle Bank senior vice president of surface transportation Rob Hart and other senior-level policy officials in the finance, trucking and rail industries as well as policy-makers in state economic, environmental, energy and transportation agencies.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 11:30 a.m. until Thursday, Sept. 7, 2:40 p.m.

WHERE: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S. LaSalle St., Chicago.

More information and the latest agenda updates are at www.epa.gov/midwestcleandiesel. To register, e-mail Julie Henning, henning.julie@epa.gov, (312) 886-4882. Press representatives' names must be on the registration list, and they must present a photo ID to enter the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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