Clarkson University Wins Gage Fuel Economy Award

               Clarkson University Wins Gage Fuel Economy Award

PR Newswire

FERNDALE, Mich., March 18, 2013

FERNDALE, Mich., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Clarkson University is winning
the Gage Products' Award for best overall fuel economy in the annual SAE Clean
Snowmobile Challenge.

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Seventeen universities from the U.S. and Canada participated in this year's
competition recently held (March 4-9) at Michigan Technological University in
Houghton, Mich. Clarkson University was the fourth place winner overall.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kettering University and the University of
Idaho were first, second and third place overall winners.

Gage, a leading supplier of test fuels, paint solvents and paint-system
recycling products, has been a Clean Snowmobile Challenge sponsor for 11
consecutive years. The Ferndale-based company also provided alternative fuels
to the participating teams.

The Clarkson University team earned the Gage Products Award for achieving 20.2
mpg on the program's Endurance Run event, running on E66 (66% ethanol blended
with gasoline). 

Other schools participating in this year's competition included Ecole De
Technologie Superieure, North Dakota State University, Northern Illinois
University, McGill University, Michigan Technological University, South Dakota
School of Mines & Technique, SUNY - Buffalo, University of Alaska – Fairbanks,
University of Waterloo and University of Wisconsin - Platteville.

Held in Michigan since 2002, the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge is hosted by
Michigan Tech's mechanical engineering department and the school's Keweenaw
Research Center. The event, an engineering competition for SAE student
members, attracted more than 200 student competitors from colleges and
universities in the U.S. and Canada.

"Gage blends the fuels used for our indoor lab emissions tests and all of the
other outdoor events," said Jay Meldrum, lead competition organizer for the
Clean Snowmobile Challenge. "Gage's expertise and generosity have made this
event a huge success. I don't know how we could do this without their

Gage's Test Fuel Division maintains an inventory of more than 250
custom-blended gasoline fuels for use in automotive test programs, including
SAE fuels, ASTM fuels and OE-specific fuels. Gage also offers more than 25
different calibration fluids needed to meet testing requirements for a variety
of automotive products, including oil and fuel pumps, fuel injectors and

Gage has provided its customers with more than 1,000 different blends of
gasoline for automotive-test uses over the last five years. These fuels not
only represent regional fuel configurations from North America, Europe, South
America and the Asia/Pacific region, they also include gasoline alternatives
such as ethanol and gasoline with additives like MTBE.

Gage Products Company is a leading supplier of automotive paint-system
solvent-recycling programs. During the past 25 years, the company's
closed-loop recycling systems have been used by Ford, General Motors,
Chrysler, Fiat, Jaguar/Land Rover, Mercedes, Nissan, Volkswagen, KIA and
Hyundai to safely remanufacture nearly 100-million gallons of spent-paint
solvent and waste material.

Gage alsois a global leader in custom fuel-blending services for product
development and emission-control testing. The company provides custom-fuel
blends and reference test fuels for automotive manufacturers as well as for
engine manufacturers and their suppliers throughout the world. In addition,
Gage manufactures paint-related products and cleaners for a variety of
automotive and industrial paint-system cleaning, maintenance and restoration

Visit for more information about Gage Products Company.

Further details about the 2013 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge are at or

SOURCE AutoCom Associates

Contact: Company Contact, Andy Welch, Gage Products Company, +1-248-414-5572,; Media Contact, Larry Weis, AutoCom Associates,
+1-248-647-8621,; or Michigan Technological University
Contact, Jay Meldrum, Michigan Technological University, +1-906-487-3178,
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