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Sustainability at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

You and Your Automobile:
Does It Have To Be a Love-Hate Relationship?

Mark Downing

ORNL Sustainable Campus Initiative Sustainability at Home Seminar
March 29, 2010



Mark Downing discussing car



(Last updated: April 15, 2010.)

 Information About the Speaker

The speaker is introduced by Herb Debban, ORNL Director of Facilities and Operations.

Mark Downing is an agricultural economist in the Bioenergy Program in the Environmental Sciences Division. For 17 years, his work has involved bioenergy resource economics, advanced biomass power and fuels production systems, agricultural and forestry commercial operations, integrated lignocellulosic biorefinery development, and the auto industry. He has written and presented on many technical issues including environmental effects of bioenergy integration. Since 1971, he has been immersed in automotive preventive maintenance protocols and has operated a successful import auto repair business in four states. He has taught auto mechanics and has been involved in financing and restoring collector cars. He now operates several vehicles on alternative sources of fuel and lubricants and assists in several Import Car Club management activities, as well as participating in the Street Survival School for the BMW Car Club of America Foundation.

Time of presentation is 1 hr 1 min. You can expand the presentation window to fill the screen, if you wish.

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