NAFTC eNews Site Updates


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Headlines


Hybrid Aircraft Takes First Flight

Recently, an aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the United Kingdom. This could be an important early step towards cleaner, low-carbon air travel.



New Process to Produce Ethanol From Corn Kernel Fiber

A new cellulosic ethanol system is being used by Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) in Galva, IA to produce ethanol from corn kernel fiber.



Bits and Bytes - Electric Vehicle Buzz

There was a lot of buzz in the world of electric vehicles this month with advancements and new concepts that seem taken from the world of science fiction.

For complete coverage of top alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle news, please refer to the left-hand column, where you will find a number of links leading to industry newsletters.


NAFTC Updates


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The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium hosted West Virginia University students from the EcoCAR team and Society of Automotive Engineers Formula team for workshops on electric drive vehicle safety. Nearly fifty students attended three sessions at NAFTC headquarters in Morgantown, WV to learn more about safely working with electric drive vehicles.

Recently automotive instructors from the Pulaski Technical College visited the NAFTC to kick off their alternative fuel vehicle training as a National Training Center member.They attended a Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle train-the-trainer course and a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel System Inspector train-the-trainer course.

Also, recently NAFTC Director Bill Davis traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to speak to the Automobile Equipment Appraisers’ Association of North America about appraisals of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

For a complete list of upcoming NAFTC events, visit the Training Schedule.