$39.5 Million Clean Cities Atlanta Petroleum Reduction Program Gets Underway
In the fall of 2009 the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory awarded a $14.9 million grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the Clean Cities Atlanta Petroleum Reduction Program. The entire program, estimated at $39.5 million, includes $24.5 million in local cost share funding provided by program partners. The effort is designed to increase the use of alternative fuelled vehicles and advanced technology vehicles as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increase fuel economy and improve emissions. Since the award was first announced project managers have worked with DOE and others to finalize sub-recipient partner agreements and program elements.
The program, now in implementation phase, will increase the supply of alternative fuels by constructing a Landfill Gas-to-Compressed Natural Gas conversion facility at a DeKalb County landfill; and increase the availability of alternative fuels by adding five Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling stations and increasing capacity at a sixth station in the metro Atlanta region. The project will further help to reduce the demand for petroleum-based fuels by deploying 200 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Facility implementations and vehicle deployments will continue over the next two to four years.
The public/private partnership, managed by Clean Cities Atlanta, is comprised of organizations from non-profit, government, and corporate sectors. Sub-recipient partners on the Clean Cities Atlanta Petroleum Reduction Program include DeKalb County, City of Atlanta / Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Center for Transportation and the Environment, Coca-Cola Refreshments - a division of The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta Airport Marriott, The Parking Spot, PS Energy Group, Inc., Allison & Partners, Sustainable Atlanta, American Fueling Systems and United Parcel Service.
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