Smart Fuel Solutions(TM) Fleet En Route to Calgary Oil Show



    SASKATOON, June 7 /CNW/ - The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) will
showcase a range of vehicles converted to next-generation fuels at the Gas and
Oil Exposition (GO-Expo) 2007. Go-Expo is Canada's largest oil and gas event
of the year, held in Calgary June 12-14.
    SRC will have three pick-up trucks on display to showcase its exciting
Dual-Fuel(TM) technology, including the "world's first" pick-up truck modified
to operate on a combination of hydrogen and gasoline. The other vehicles are:
pick-up trucks modified to operate on ethanol/diesel and natural gas; a
tractor that operates using 100% hydrated ethanol; and a natural gas-powered
scooter.
    "Saskatchewan is well positioned to be a leader in alternative fuels
because of the various resources we have at our disposal such as biomass which
could be converted to fuel or wind which could be converted to hydrogen,"
Maynard Sonntag, Minister Responsible for SRC said. "SRC's journey to the
largest oil show in the country is testament that there is clearly a shift and
new interest in a broader range of fuels."
    "SRC is proud to demonstrate how alternative fuels are an effective means
for operating vehicles while minimizing harmful tailpipe emissions that affect
our environment," SRC President and CEO Dr. Laurier Schramm said. "We've been
promoting our ability to support the move from a fossil to a green energy
economy, and these vehicles are a tangible demonstration of this possibility."
    SRC has been providing Smart Fuel Solutions(TM) since 1985 through the
work of its alternative energy and development engineering groups. SRC's
earlier work focused on natural gas and has since evolved to include biofuels
and hydrogen. SRC currently has 9 vehicles that operate on alternative fuels
including hydrogen, natural gas, hydrated ethanol, biodiesel and biogas.
    The Smart Fuel Solutions(TM) fleet will be travelling from Saskatoon to
Calgary this weekend in preparation for a large display at Go-Expo. SRC will
not only be showcasing their alternative energy vehicles, but also their
technologies associated with light and heavy oil recovery.

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For further information:

For further information: visit www.src.sk.ca or contact: Karen Potter,
SRC Communications, Saskatoon, SK, (306) 933-7089, potter@src.sk.ca

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