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
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” PDF
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.