May 12th, 2004


Wednesday, 12 May 2004
Greenstreets at
Cedar Falls Holiday Inn

Topic: E Diesel Research and Development Program

Speaker:William Mitchell

Thirty-seven years product engineering work experience at John Deere in all three major product areas; Agricultural, Construction and Forestry, and Consumer Products. Primarily involved with power train test and development, spark ignited gasoline, LPG, natural gas, 2 and 4 cycle and diesel engines. Member of the Engine Manufacturers Association Fluids Group, Diesel Fuel Quality Committee, Alternate Fuels Committee. Represented EMA on the World Wide Fuel Charter Committee. Provided Technical Support for John Deere's Fuels, Lubes, and Coolant Product Merchandise.
Presently contracted by the Illinois Corn Growers to Manage the E Diesel Research Program in John Deere engines and vehicles.

Program Chair:Richard Michael
Program:The presentation ( 6mb download ) will discuss E diesel, describe what it is, list advantages and concerns as an alternate energy fuel and cover past, present and future research and development efforts aimed at eventual commercialization. More specifically, the presentation ( 6mb ) will review the on-going joint research and development program involving John Deere and the Illinois Corn Growers Association. 
Price:$11.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent.)
Time:Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at Greenstreets Restaurant, 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls.
Reservations:Telephone Bob Tujetsch (319) 234-1273, by noon on Monday, May 10th, 2004. Leave message on answering machine. Guests are welcome if they make a reservation. Please state if special dinner preparations are necessary.

Dues:2003-2004 Dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer: David Berry, 116 Usher Road, Hudson, IA 50643 or may be paid at the meeting. If your mailing label shows "S04", you are paid up through September 2004.

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