Five Clean Cities coalitions recognized with Outstanding Propane Supporter award
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has recognized five U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities coalitions with its inaugural Outstanding Propane Supporter award.
The winners include the following:
Alabama Clean Fuels coalition works with a large number of propane stakeholders, including propane retailers AmeriGas, Blossman Gas, Ferrellgas, and Heritage Propane, in addition to the Alabama Propane Gas Association and autogas vehicle technology company ROUSH CleanTech.
Greater Indiana Clean Cities coalition managed a federal grant program that has put more than 1,300 propane vehicles on the road in Indiana to date. The coalition also helped facilitate the construction of 120 alternative fueling stations in partnership with eight other project partners and has secured more than $22 million in federal and state grants since 2002 for coalition member projects.
Clean Fuels Ohio helps organize the state's Energy Independence Day event and actively promotes the use of alternative fuel vehicles. The coalition also works on a $16 million project that provides funding for vehicle conversions and fueling infrastructure.
Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities is a major participant in organizing the Texas Alt Car Expo and helps fleets identify and obtain Texas grant funding for vehicle conversions. The group also works with the Texas Department of Transportation, Dallas County Schools, the City of Fort Worth, and other fleet managers on new vehicle purchases and training.
Virginia Clean Cities managed a federal grant initiative that saw the conversion of more than 1,200 vehicles to propane autogas. The coalition created a propane subcommittee and hosts frequent webinars and events promoting propane autogas.
"Our Outstanding Propane Supporter award winners are examples of how public and private partnerships in the transportation sector are creating a cleaner future for fleets and communities nationwide," says PERC president and CEO Roy Willis.
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory