South Shore Clean Cities to promote clean diesel at upcoming events

April 18, 2013  

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - South Shore Clean Cities Inc. and the Indiana Clean Diesel Coalition have created events in northern Indiana to promote the use of clean diesel. Private and public entities that operate diesel fleets and related equipment that serve public needs are invited to attend.

Carl Lisek, South Shore Clean Cities executive director, said the most important aspect to clean diesel is reducing emissions from diesel engines.

"This can be done by installing catalytic convertors or diesel oxidation catalysts," he said. "There also are special engines that sense when a vehicle is idling, which makes it switch to a lower output mode."

The Northern Indiana Clean Diesel Road Show includes three stops:

* Monday (April 22), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time, St. Joseph County Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend

* May 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central time, Purdue University Calumet Student Union Library Building, 2200 169th St., Hammond

* May 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne

Representatives from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management will announce DieselWise Indiana grant opportunities for projects designed to reduce diesel emissions significantly across northern Indiana.

Lisek said presentations focus specifically on improving air quality by reducing diesel emissions.

"Attendees will learn about the Indiana Clean Diesel Coalition and some of its recent projects," he said. "There will be information about the health effects of diesel emissions, alternative-fuel vehicles, fuel conservation strategies, and providers of diesel emission reduction technology that has been verified and certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."

Lunch is provided with registration through,, or 219-644-3690.

About South Shore Clean Cities Inc.

Designated as the 71st Clean Cities Coalition on June 15, 1999, South Shore Clean Cities Inc. was founded on the principle that motivated individuals working together for common goals best accomplish our nation's objectives. In almost 100 coalitions, government agencies and private companies voluntarily form partnerships that meet the objectives of improving air quality, developing regional economic opportunities and reducing the use of imported oil.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The park network is home to about 200 companies that employ 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.

Purdue Research Park contact:

Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, 


Carl Lisek, 219-644-3690,

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