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MRES is a catalyst, advancing a sustainable society and a renewable energy economy for all through education and leadership.


Thanks for another great Solar Boat Regatta!

Congratulations to Orono Middle School’s two boats ‘Yellow Fin’ and ‘Make IT or Brake IT’ for winning the Student and Experimental Class competitions!


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MRES is hosting the national ASES Solar Conference

Monthly Speaker Series

Thursday, June 20 Mayflower Church

Networking: 5:30-6:00pm

Speaker: 6:00-7:00pm

New Flyer’s Electric Bus Impact on Zero Emission Vehicles in Transit

New Flyer’s impact on zero emission vehicles in transit is charging ahead. New Flyer is based in St. Cloud, MN with facilities all across North America and with the recent purchase of Alexander Dennis we are now worldwide in 12 other countries.  

The presentation for this event is to show how we are helping transit move to zero emission vehicles across their fleets.  We also want to share the impact we have locally with jobs we are creating and the support to reducing fuel consumption.  Being a part of electrifying Minnesota and all of North America is driving force for New Flyer and also part of our investment in Anniston, Alabama in a $25,000,000 Vehicle Innovation Center that focuses on electric vehicles, infrastructure, implementation and autonomous vehicles.  

Also we will share some information on our partners that are helping with our success, battery technology, range performance and the potential of cost savings in maintenance and fuel for fleets. 

About the Speaker:


DJ Hammingh

Regional Sales Manager

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DJ Hammingh started with New Flyer in the June of 2017 as a Regional Sales Manager and represents New Flyer in twelve Midwest states.  DJ is responsible for developing sales strategies for his accounts along with working with all teams through bids, builds, service, and new business development.

Prior to joining New Flyer, DJ spent time on the supplier side with Stemco and Hadley for over 4 years managing their transit division and sales teams across North America.

He has also spent a large portion of his time with New Flyer focused on introducing zero emission buses throughout the Midwest both Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Battery Electric.  He has been a big part of Drive Eclectic Minnesota with New Flyer and has hosted several events at the New Flyer production facility in St. Cloud Minnesota to help educate people on zero emission transportation.  

DJ is a graduate from Hope College where he obtained his BA in both Business and Accounting while playing football and baseball for Hope. 


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