November 8, 2013
Clean Fuels Ohio
Media Contact: Matt Stephens-Rich
Clean Fuels Ohio Adds Three New Stars to Board of Directors
Columbus, Ohio – Clean Fuels Ohio would like to recognize and welcome Chuck Diehl, Darryl Syler, and David Emerling as new members to its Board of Directors. All are leaders who will brings unique expertise, skills and experience to help us achieve our mission of deploying advanced fuels and vehicle technologies in transportation.
Chuck Diehl serves as Fleet Manager for Smith Dairy, having worked with the company for 38 years. Diehl is responsible for Smith Dairy Trucking’s 400+ vehicle fleet, and oversaw the planning and implementation of their CNG project in 2012. Smith Dairy Trucking’s CNG project was twofold – building one of Ohio’s first public CNG heavy truck fuel sites, and deploying Smith Dairy’s first CNG-powered tractors. Diehl is currently developing Smith’s fuel doctrine that will have Smith Diary Trucking diesel independent by 2030.
Darryl Syler is the Fleet Manager for the City of Dublin. Prior to moving to Dublin, Darryl was the Fleet Maintenance Manager for the City of Little Rock for 8 years. Syler retired from the military in 2003 after 24 years, serving in the Army and Army National Guard in various maintenance and logistics positions all over the world. Syler has developed policy and procedures for the City of Dublin Fleet Management Division and serves on the Eco Dublin Committee for Sustainability, Advisory Board for Government Fleet Magazine, and Clean Fuels Ohio Gaseous Fuels Committee. Syler is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA).
David Emerling is Industry Collaborations Director for The Ohio State University‘s (OSU) College of Engineering and the Center for Automotive Research in Columbus, Ohio. At OSU, Emerling is responsible executing a broad strategy targeted at attracting industrial funding for at OSU in the form of consortium membership fees, gifts, student scholarships, fellowships, and research programs. Emerling joined CAR in November of 2008 as a consultant and join OSU full time in June of 2009. Prior to joining CAR, Emerling was the Program Director for Microheat in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Emerling also worked at Lear Corporation for nearly 20 years as a program manager for General Motors interior programs, leading a team of engineers and designers.
Clean Fuels Ohio thanks all of its Board Members for their hard work and dedication. Their leadership and expertise provides valuable insight, strengthening our organization for years to come.
Clean Fuels Ohio is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the use of cleaner domestic fuels, vehicles, and energy-saving transportation technologies in order to improve air quality and health, reduce climate change, support Ohio’s economy and curb dependence on imported petroleum. Learn more at: www.CleanFuelsOhio.org
Twelve Fleets from Across Ohio to Earn Ohio Green Fleet Certification | September 18, 2013
September 18, 2013
Clean Fuels Ohio
Media Contact: Beth Lamb
Twelve Fleets from Across Ohio to Earn Ohio Green Fleet Certification
Columbus, OH— Clean Fuels Ohio hosted this year’s Ohio Green Fleet Awards Luncheon at the Great Lakes Truck Show in Cleveland, Ohio on September 18. Twelve vehicle fleets were featured during the luncheon, all of whom have demonstrated an improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency and environmental performance. After having assessed data collected on these fleets, Clean Fuels Ohio will award each fleet an Ohio Green Fleet certification on a scale of one to five, five being the highest.
In addition to the Ohio Green Fleet Awards, Clean Fuels Ohio present a Clean Fuel Legislator of the Year Award during the luncheon, honoring an Ohio representative who has worked tirelessly to promote clean transportation and domestic energy security. Exciting information will also be shared on emerging fleets that are helping transform Ohio’s transportation sector by using advanced fuels and efficient technologies. The luncheon featured special guest speakers, including:
- Craig Butler – Policy Advisor to Governor Kasich, Energy and Environment
- Chad Smith – Executive Director, Ohio Air Quality Development Authority
- Sam Spofforth – Executive Director, Clean Fuels Ohio
- Chris Ransom – Amerigas
- Randy Daniels – Ferrallgas
- Bruce Beegle – Vanner
- Ira Dorfman – EcoDual
The twelve certified Ohio Green Fleets include:
1. Airport Fastpark – Three-Star Certified
2. Smith Diary – One-Star Certified
3. Peabody – One-Star Certified
4. Heritage Day, Livingston – One-Star Certified
5. Ace Taxi – Three-Star Certified
6. JARO – Three-Star Certified
7. Murray Trucking – Five-Star Certified
8. Huber Heights Schools – One-Star Certified
9. Vermont Energy Investment Corp. – Three-Star Certified
10. Kimble Refuse – One-Star Certified
11. Dillion Transport – One-Star Certified
12. Piedmont Airlines – Five-Star Certified
“It is always great to recognize fleets that are making an effort to improve efficiency and environmental performance,” said Andrew Conley, director of the Ohio Green Fleets program. “The variety of fuels and technologies being used highlights the fact that there is not one answer to improving your fleet. The
fleets being recognized have used creative strategies to make big impacts to improve their performance and save costs.”
Since its launch in August 2008, Ohio Green Fleets program has engaged hundreds of fleets across the state in workshops, seminars and individual meetings. This work has resulted in 67 certified Ohio Green fleets and the active enrollment of more than 300 public and private organizations—all of who have provided fleet data and begun the process of earning Ohio Green Fleet certification. The 67 designated Ohio Green Fleets have displaced a combined total of 9.3 million gallons of petroleum and eliminated over 851 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx), 86 tons of particulate matter (PM 2.5), and 118,422 tons of carbon dioxide.
For more information about Clean Fuels Ohio and this event, please visit www.cleanfuelsohio.org.
Clean Fuels Ohio Releases 2012 Report for Gasoline and Emission Reductions | July 19, 2013
July 18, 2013
Clean Fuels Ohio
Media Contact: Andrew Conley
Phone: (614) 884-7336
Clean Fuels Ohio Releases 2012 Report for Gasoline and Emission Reductions
Columbus, OH — Clean Fuels Ohio has released its 2012 Technology Deployment Report, an annual report detailing activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Clean Fuels Ohio was able to report 8.3 million gallons of conserved gasoline and 71,000 tons of reduced greenhouse gas emissions for 2012 through the use of fuel-efficient technologies and advanced fuel sources. This marks a three year high in fuel and emissions reductions for the organization.
The largest areas that contributed to success in gasoline reduction was the promotion of fuel efficiency and alternative fuel vehicles, accounting cumulatively for 71% of gasoline reduction and 69% of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Idle reduction technology was also effective in reducing gasoline consumption (17%) and greenhouse gas emissions (25%).
As a Department of Energy Clean Cities program member, staff at Clean Fuels Ohio submitted their report to join a national database of emission and fuel reduction, managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The data characterize membership, funding, projects and activities of the coalitions. Clean Fuels Ohio also submits data on the sales of alternative fuels, deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, idle-reduction initiatives, fuel economy activities and programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled. This data is then analyzed by the Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory to be translated into petroleum-use and greenhouse gas reduction impacts for individual coalitions (such as Clean Fuels Ohio) and the program as a whole.
The Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program was founded in 1993 to advance the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. The Clean Cities program has helped conserved more than 5 billion gallons of petroleum throughout its existence.
Civic, Business, and Environmental Leaders Celebrate Opening of Cleveland & Brook Park’s First Two Clean Energy CNG Stations | November, 28, 2012
News Release: Civic, Business, and Environmental Leaders Celebrate Opening of Cleveland & Brook Park’s First Two Clean Energy Compressed Natural Gas Fuel Stations
Cleveland, Ohio (Nov. 28, 2012) — Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE), North America’s
largest supplier of natural gas fuel for transportation, hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies today
to mark the opening of the first two public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling
stations in the Cleveland area.
First, the Clean Energy/Fast Park CNG station in Brook Park near the Cleveland Hopkins
International Airport will support the transition of Fast Park’s off-airport parking shuttle bus
fleet to natural gas.
The second CNG fueling station, located in Downtown Cleveland, is Clean Energy’s Ace Taxi
CNG location, which will provide fueling service to the newly-deployed and growing Ace Taxi
fleet of CNG-powered “green” cabs.
The two new natural gas fueling stations, which will also be open to area CNG vehicles, were
funded in part by Clean Fuels Ohio through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Clean
Cities program. The Ace Taxi and Fast Park stations mark the completion of four new Ohio
natural gas fueling stations that have been funded by Clean Energy and Clean Fuels Ohio. The
others are a CNG station located at the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) in
Canton, Ohio, and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck fueling station in Seville, Ohio, which is
part of Clean Energy’s “America’s Natural Gas Highway”™.
Currently priced up to $1.50 or more per gallon equivalent lower than diesel or gasoline
(depending upon local markets), the use of natural gas fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions
up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium-to-heavy duty vehicles. The U.S.
Department of Energy reports that 98% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. is sourced in
the U.S. and Canada, making natural gas a secure North American energy resource.
Clean Fuels Ohio Awarded Grant Funding from US DOE | November 20, 2012
For Immediate Release
Clean Fuels Ohio
Media Contact: Andrew Conley
Phone: (614) 884-7336
Clean Fuels Ohio Awarded Grant Funding from US DOE
“The Fast Track to Ohio Alternative Fuel Vehicle Adoption”
COLUMBUS, OH (Nov. 20, 2012) — Clean Fuels Ohio has been awarded a grant for $499,918 from the US Department of Energy to address obstacles present for Ohio fleets and citizens as they look to adopt alternative fuel vehicles. The project submitted by Clean Fuels Ohio was one of 20 projects awarded as part of an $11 million dollar investment from the Energy Department to expand transportation options for American businesses and communities and to improve vehicle efficiency.
The project, The Fast Track to Ohio AFV Adoption, will have far reaching effects for Ohio’s fleets and communities by providing funding for the various programs and educational content including:
- More than 30 fleet educational events and stakeholder networking meetings
- Outreach campaigns to raise awareness on alternative fuel options, benefits, and best practices
- Project development and implementation assistance to Ohio fleets
- Nineteen technical and safety trainings on various fuels, vehicles and infrastructure
- Recognition of leading fleets and successful projects through the Ohio Green Fleets Program
- Implementation of the Ohio Plug-In Electric Vehicle Marketing Plan
“We work daily with fleets from across Ohio and are able to see first-hand the barriers present as they look to alternative fuels,” Clean Fuels Ohio Executive Director Sam Spofforth said. “We are excited for this opportunity from the US Department of Energy to be able to address these barriers and allow fleets to increase business and environmental efficiency and sustainability.”
For more information on the US Department of Energy Awards please visit www.Energy.gov.
Clean Fuels Ohio is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the use of cleaner, non-petroleum fuels and efficient vehicles to the transportation industry, community leaders and Ohio citizens. CFO provides technical support for transportation professionals, advocates for sustainable transportation energy policies, and serves as a resource clearinghouse for fleets, policy makers and the public. Headquartered in Columbus, CFO works extensively around the state in collaboration with local partners. For more information visit: www.CleanFuelsOhio.org.
September 13, 2012
Clean Fuels Ohio
Media Contact: Beth Lamb
Thirteen Fleets from Across Ohio to Earn Ohio Green Fleet Certification
2012 Ohio Green Fleets Showcase and Awards
Columbus, OH—On September 12, 2011 Clean Fuels Ohio recognized thirteen vehicle fleets that have significantly improved fuel efficiency and environmental performance at the 2012 Ohio Green Fleet Showcase and Awards. Attendees had the opportunity to hear success stories from fleets, learn about future tax incentives and funding opportunities, and network with fleet managers from across Ohio. More than 20 vendors showcased fleet solutions at the Technology Expo and 15 alternative fuel vehicles were one display.
Twelve Certified Ohio Green Fleets:
1. Columbus Regional Airport Authority (Franklin County): Five-Star Certified
2. Bexley Beat (Franklin County): Five-Star Certified
3. Cleveland Metropolitan School District (Cuyahoga County): Three-Star Certified
4. Liapis Landscaping and Design (Montgomery County): Three-Star Certified
5. Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (Stark County): Three-Star Certified
6. AAustin Express (Montgomery County): One-Star Certified
7. Bloom Carroll Local Schools (Fairfield County): One-Star Certified
8. Canton Local Schools (Stark County): One-Star Certified
9. City of Dublin (Franklin County): One-Star Certified
10. Cowen Truck Line (Ashland County): One-Star Certified
11. Northwest Local Schools (Stark County): One-Star Certified
12. Sugar Creek Packing (Montgomery County): One-Star Certified
13. University of Toledo, Transit Bus Fleet (Lucas County): One-Star Certified
“It is always great to recognize fleets that are making an effort to improve efficiency and environmental performance,” said Andrew Conley, director of the Ohio Green Fleets program. “The variety of fuels and technologies being used highlights the fact that there is not one answer to improving your fleet. The fleets being recognized have used creative strategies to make big impacts to improve their performance and save costs.”
Since its launch in August 2008, Ohio Green Fleets program has engaged hundreds of fleets across the state in workshops, seminars and individual meetings. This work has resulted in 55 certified Ohio Green fleets and the active enrollment of more than 300 public and private organizations—all of who have provided fleet data and begun the process of earning Ohio Green Fleet certification. The 55 designated Ohio Green Fleets have displaced a combined total of 6,580,808 gallons of petroleum and eliminated over 517 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx), 58 tons of particulate matter (PM 2.5), 18.3 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and 84,863 tons of carbon dioxide.