Last month students from the University at Buffalo Engineering program participated in the Michigan Technological University Clean Snowmobile Challenge and won second place in the internal combustion division, the Sensors Inc. Award for Lowest In-Service Emissions, the AVL Award for Best Emissions with its biodiesel-powered snowmobile, and the NGK Spark Plugs/NTK Sensors Cold Start Award!

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Most sleds ran on an undisclosed cocktail of gasoline and isobutanol, a biofuel made from corn. UB was one of the few successful entries who used a biodiesel blend.

Advances like these are critical to the future of snowmobiling, said Art Jeffers, acting forest supervisor of the Huron-Manistee National Forest, who represented the US Forest Service at the Challenge. “Snowmobile emissions and noise reduction are central to the free enjoyment of public lands and to minimizing user conflict,” he said. “The snowmobiling industry and the clubs have made great strides, and with their sponsorship, the Challenge has been a great way to move the technology forward.”

UB University at Buffalo Engineering student snowmobile challenge winners congratulations from Appolson's Performance Center great job biofuel

The Clean Snowmobile Challenge is sponsored at Michigan Tech by the Keweenaw Research Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics. For more information on the Challenge, see www.mtu.edu/snowmobile.

Congratulations again to the UB Engineering students on their success and to all the students who participated in the event!

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Back in January Appolson’s sponsored a homeless pet that had been at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter for a while and was looking for his forever home. This past weekend we learned that Gavin has finally been adopted! Thank you again to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter for providing such a great sponsorship program and to everyone who chooses to give a loving home to these great animals in need!

 

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A big thanks to Kevin R. for sharing this with us on our Facebook page! We’re glad we could help you find your perfect quad, now it’s time to get out and ride!

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Loving the quad at my camp in PA. Thanks to the staff at Appolson’s for everything! Ride on my spring starved friends!