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How I Got a Variance from the State Fire Marshall

HOW I GOT A VARIANCE FROM THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL (in only 100 easy steps) by Gary Yeates, Managing Partner, CNG Pitstop In January 2016, I read in the Ohio Clean Fuels newsletter for the first time about the Ohio Fire Code requiring a costly fire suppression system for unmanned, public CNG. The fire code is currently written for gasoline and diesel stations and doesn’t address natural gas stations. Fire experts all agree that a chemical fire suppression system at a CNG only facility is useless. Our small, private company was in the planning stages to build such a station in the Dover, Ohio area. Throughout a large part of the year, I worked with the Fire Marshal's office with the assista

Clean Fuels Ohio and Ohio Soybean Council Deepen Partnership to Deploy Biodiesel for Fleets

Biodiesel has played a major role in reducing fuel costs and emissions in Ohio through the last several years. Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) have worked in partnership for close to 14 years to advance biodiesel use among Ohio’s fleets and increase its availability in the market. Now, with a grant just awarded by the Council to CFO, this work will continue in 2017. In 2015, more than 1 million gallons of biodiesel-blend was used by fleets, resulting in a net savings of nearly 2,000 tons of CO2 emissions. Biodiesel is unique in its ability to be used at various blend levels. While diesel purchased at the pump can have up to 5% biodiesel content, higher blends of 20%-8

Propane Autogas Rebates - Propane Education and Research Council Guest Blog

New for 2017: $1,000 Rebates for Propane Autogas Vehicles & Mowers The Ohio Propane Education and Research Council has partnered with the Ohio Propane Gas Association to offer $1,000 rebates for autogas vehicles and lawn mowers. These rebates are available to public and private entities to be used towards the purchase of new OEM propane autogas vehicles or commercial style propane mowers. This rebate is not currently available for conversions. Each entity can apply for up to 5 rebates ($5,000). If interested, please visit for more details. Autogas substantially reduces harmful emissions, costs less than gasoline and is almost entirely domestically produced. Propane, or li

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