Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bio-Powered Bus Makes Memphis Visit

Dartmouth College’s Big Green Bus, which is powered by vegetable oil and piloted by 15 Dartmouth students, will visit Downtown Memphis this week.

The bus, which functions as a “science fair on wheels,” will be available for tours at the Civic Center Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. While here, the students will learn about local biofuel efforts and farmers’ efforts to begin production of alternative crops.

Pete Barnes of Frazier Barnes Associates and Hillary Spain of BioDimensions Inc. will speak to the group. The students also will meet with Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. to learn about the Sustainable Shelby Initiative.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...