October 16, 2006 , Rose Township, Mich. -

Representatives from DaimlerChrysler, Michigan State University and NextEnergy will discuss the harvest of the first crop from the Rose Township Superfund site, give a project overview and its applications in the development of renewable fuels and the "greening" of additional brownfields.


Deb Morrissett, Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, DaimlerChrysler
Kurt Thelen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Jim Croce, Chief Executive Officer, NextEnergy


Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006
Media roundtable and lunch:  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Photo opportunity at Rose Township site:  1- 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting)
Transportation to the site from DaimlerChrysler will be provided. Directions to the site are available upon request. 


Walter P. Chrysler Museum
One Chrysler Drive
Auburn Hills, Mich. 48326

Details: DaimlerChrysler has partnered with Michigan State University, the State of Michigan, the EPA and NextEnergy to research and develop better biodiesel and other renewable fuels.  The Rose Township collaboration provides an opportunity to research clean, renewable, American-made fuels using land that currently cannot be used for other purposes.  Approximately two acres of the 110-acre site are being used for research.  The project will serve as a model for potential reuse of hundreds of Superfund and brownfield sites nationwide. 
RSVP: Please RSVP to Katie Zuchowski at (248) 512-2927or (248) 890-8423 or Max Gates at (248) 512-2688.