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Penn State partners with Volvo as academic partner
Date:2/5/2010

perate in the areas of diesel combustion and efficiency, alternative fuels, intelligent transportation systems and vehicle and driver safety systems. Penn State's Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute's test track for heavy duty testing and the University's expertise in engine and combustion research will figure in the partnership. The new emissions chassis test facility, capable of testing heavy-duty vehicles and power trains, will also play a part.

"This is a wonderful development for the faculty and students at Penn State," said Andre Boehman, professor of fuel science and material science and engineering, Penn State. "This first of its kind agreement between Volvo Group and a U.S. university will provide extensive opportunities for collaboration in research and development and valuable educational experiences for our students. My own areas of research interest overlap significantly with these broad areas of cooperation, and I am very excited about working with Volvo Group on advanced diesel combustion and alternative fuels. Our goals will be to help Volvo Group develop new engine and vehicle technologies to improve efficiency and reduce emissions, while training the next generation of automotive engineers."

Volvo Group plans to hold a signing ceremony and seminar/workshop to celebrate the partnership during the February 2010 Renewable Energy Technology Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.


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