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  1. EcoCAR 3 Winners Announced Tonight!

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    Tonight, Gage will be at EcoCAR 3, a product of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series. EcoCAR 3 is North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competition. The challenge this year? To redesign a Chevy Camaro to reduce environmental impact. It also needs to  maintain “the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car.”

    This year’s sponsors include the DOE itself and General Motors. Management is being conducted by Argonne National Laboratory.

    The competition promotes ingenuity, innovation, and topnotch training for students looking to become prospective automotive leaders.

    The teams were previously asked to incorporate alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies to lower greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions.

    As a leading powerhouse in sustainable manufacturing, custom fuel blends, solvent remanufacturing, and toll blending systems, with continual work and emphasis on the Automotive industry, Gage is sponsoring the fuel used during the event. We are happy to contribute our ever-expanding knowledge on auto sustainability to a bright and knowledgeable group.

    For more information on our involvement in the automotive industry make sure to follow our blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. Or, if you have any questions on products, purchases, or partnering, please contact us today.

    We look forward to participating in more/future events like EcoCAR 3!

  2. We’re Proud Supporters of Innovations and the Next Generation of Automotive Engineers

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    EcoCar Students

    Want to plug into the future? That’s exactly what 15 universities across North America are doing as part of the EcoCar competition. The program, established by the Department of Energy and General Motors, offers a chance for the next generation of automotive engineers to gain hands-on, real-world experience.

    Each team was awarded a 2013 Chevy Malibu to work on, with the goal of designing an American-made automobile with less dependence on oil and more environmental benefits. In May, competitors spent six days in Yuma, Arizona, testing out the drive quality and environmental impact of their vehicle, which were evaluated on safety, performance, utility, safety, and reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Pennsylvania State University’s ethanol (E85) plug-in hybrid electric vehicle impressed the judges and inspectors enough to win the competition for the second year in a row.


    Tony Jang, business manager for Gage’s fuel segment, alongside a few EcoCar competition entries.

    At Gage, we love innovation, and we believe in supporting educational endeavors and the  outreach of a younger generation. Because of the exceptional results and dedication to this program, we are proud to provide the specially formulated fuels to the university teams participating in the annual competition. As leading supplier of test fuels, custom fuels blends, and reference fuels, Gage has also been a proud sponsor of the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge for the past 11 years.

    We can’t stress the importance of being involved with new ideas—especially when clean energy and reduced environmental impact is the basis of these projects. For more information on Gage’s sustainability efforts and initiatives, head over to our website.