<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rdecom/4619216552/" title="Army to host energy rodeo by RDECOM, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4619216552_41de269ae9.jpg" align="right" hspace="10" width="333" height="500" alt="Army to host energy rodeo" /></a>DETROIT ARSENAL, WARREN, Mich. -- The U.S. Army will hold the first-ever Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium June 8-9 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center and Fort Bliss are co-hosting the event. Officials said it will advance energy initiatives affecting all levels of the Department of Defense, from ground vehicles to installations.

During the two-day exposition, the latest mature technologies and innovations in renewable energy concepts and alternative fuel technologies will be displayed and demonstrated. Panel discussions and guest speakers will feature some of the Nation's top experts in a variety of energy-related fields and technologies.

"Energy security remains a top priority for our warfighters and our nation," explained Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center Director Dr. Grace M. Bochenek. "As we aggressively pursue the latest in renewable energy capabilities and alternative energy technologies, it is vitally important we tap the best-of-the-best from industry, academia and government."

Fort Bliss is the Army's center for renewable energy, according to officials.

"The Energy Rodeo and Symposium provides a unique opportunity to evaluate mature technologies in a dynamic environment while, at the same time, establishing crucial partnerships," said Fort Bliss Commanding General Maj. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg. "We are looking for game-changing technologies and innovative solutions for the energy and environmental challenges we all face."

Among the scheduled presenters is L. Jerry Hansen, Army Senior Energy Executive, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Strategic Infrastructure) and Senior Official performing duties as Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations & Environment). Hansen's responsibilities within Installations & Environment for Strategic Planning include Business Transformation, Lean Six Sigma implementation, Strategic Infrastructure Analysis and Strategic Management Systems implementation.

The Army continues to accept proposals from organizations that would like to participate as exhibitors. More information is available <a href="https://renewable-energy-rodeo.com">online</a>.

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