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UCR Environmental Research Lab to Receive Gift to Aid Study of Diesel Fuels

UCR Environmental Research Lab to Receive Gift to Aid Study of Diesel Fuels

(December 22, 1999)

The Riverside-based California Alternative Fuels and Energy Foundation will present a $25,000 gift to the University of California, Riverside to support research on alternative diesel fuels and development of emissions control technology for diesel engines. The presentation is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), 1200 Columbia Ave., Riverside.

Recent attention has focused on diesel fuel, which produces more particulates than conventional gasoline-fueled vehicles. The California Air Resources Board has identified particulate emissions from diesel engines as a toxic air contaminant. The gift from the California Alternative Fuels and Energy (CAFE) foundation - which funds research into cleaner-burning alternative fuels in order to advance new transportation and energy technologies - will augment CE-CERT's extensive research program on diesel fuels and diesel-fueled engines.

Among those participating in the presentation will be: Raymond L. Orbach, UCR chancellor; Jacques S. Yeager, Sr., president of the CAFE foundation; Joe Norbeck, CE-CERT director; and Tom Durbin, assistant research engineer at CE-CERT.

Reporters are invited to attend and cover the presentation, which will be at CE-CERT's Vehicle Emissions Research Laboratory, located at Bourns, Inc., 1200 Columbia Ave., Riverside. The CE-CERT entrance is located at the east end of the Bourns, Inc. parking area.

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