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Late Groupe Michelin CEO Edouard Michelin has been awarded the CALSTART 2007 Blue Sky Leadership Award "for his vision and global leadership (in advancing) transportation technologies," say Michelin officials.

The award will be formally presented Sept. 6, 2007.

CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel says Michelin's legacy "is unparalleled in clean transportation: he introduced a genuine competitive spirit and gave global recognition to the need for -- and development and marketing of -- more fuel efficient technologies.

"This action matches the award’s vision: taking clean and sustainable transportation products to the marketplace."

Michelin died in May 2006.

CALSTART is the California operating division of WestStart-CALSTART, a collective of more than 145 companies and agencies dedicated to environmentalism.

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