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Clean Fuels Ohio Has Moved!

On Saturday, October 12, Clean Fuels Ohio said goodbye to their West Spring Street office and moved into new space in Upper Arlington. After 7 years on Spring Street, the team is excited for and embracing the change. “We’re really excited,” said Sam Spofforth, Executive Director. “Our new office will allow for expansion we anticipate over the next several months, and it’s more functional in many ways for the work of our staff and hosting external partners.” “Our new location is fantastic,” said Megan Stein, Chief Operating Officer. “We’re getting settled in and our new office already feels like home.” The new office is located at 3240 W. Henderson Rd. Suite A, Columbus, OH 43220. The office

Columbus-Based BioDiesel Group Hosts Series of Tours for Elected Officials and Non-Profit Groups

(Columbus)—Benchmark Biodiesel, a Columbus based biodiesel blending company served as host over the last few weeks for a series of tours for elected officials and non-profit groups. The purpose of the tours was to show Benchmark Biodiesel’s facility and to explain the applications for biodiesel use in the Midwest. Benchmark Biodiesel host tour for House Majority Whip Jay Edwards in August Benchmark Biodiesel was founded in 2008 by Page and Wade Thorson who saw a need for fleets to obtain consistently high-quality biodiesel blended to exact specifications 100% of the time. The biodiesel terminal located in Columbus, Ohio offers just that – the highest quality distilled biodiesel blended by

RNG Access & Economics Improving

Renewable natural gas (RNG) offers fleet operators a significant opportunity to cut carbon emissions, deploy a low carbon, renewable fuel, and even cut operational costs. The primary and current source of RNG— also known as biomethane, biogas, or renewable methane —is organic material decomposing in landfills, sewage treatment plants, and biodigesters. As organic material decomposes without oxygen, it produces methane. Like conventional natural gas, RNG can be used as a transportation fuel in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Any fleet currently using conventional forms of natural gas vehicles can immediately begin contracting with one of several suppl

School Bus Rebate Funding Now Available

On September 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approximately $10 million in rebates available to public school bus fleet owners to help them replace older school buses. The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2010 allows EPA to offer rebates in addition to grants to reduce harmful emissions from older, dirtier diesel vehicles. The 2019 DERA School Bus Rebates will offer over $10 million to public and private fleet owners for the replacement of old diesel school buses with new buses certified to EPA’s cleanest emission standards. EPA will award selected applicants $15,000-20,000 per bus for scrapping and replacing old buses. Old school buses eligible to be repl

School Bus Milestone Achieved! More Than 500 Ohio Buses Now Run on Propane

According to the Propane Gas Association as of September 2019, over 500 Ohio school buses run on propane, and the number is growing. Propane fuel - known as Autogas - offers students a safe, clean ride while providing major savings to school districts. “School districts throughout Ohio are having success with propane buses,” said Andrew Conley, Consulting Services Director at Clean Fuels Ohio. “Propane is a cleaning burning, domestic fuel source that offers operational savings to the districts running them – plus reductions of pollution for the kids riding them and for the communities they operate in.” Clean Fuels Ohio has certified 10 Ohio School Districts as Ohio Green Fleets to date, wit

Duke Energy Files Ohio’s Largest Electric Vehicle Pilot Proposal

This month, Duke Energy filed its “Electric Transportation Pilot Program” proposal before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The three-year, $15.8 million proposal is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in Ohio and includes funding for residential, commercial, and public electric vehicle chargers, as well as school and transit buses. The pilot would cover all of Duke’s southwest Ohio service territory. Electric utility companies have viewed the developing wave of electric vehicle adoption as a unique opportunity for expansion. In 2018, AEP Ohio rolled out its own $10 million electric vehicle charging station incentive program which has already done much to expand Ohio

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Clean Fuels Ohio

3240 W Henderson Rd Suite A

Columbus, OH 43220-2300

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