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Case Studies


Below are a a few case studies from the US Department of Energy - Alternate Data Fuels Center. Additional case studies and success stories about alternative transportation technologies and alternative fuels can be found here.


Also, check out the Autogas for America Fact Brief Comparing autogas and CNG by clicking here .

Diversity of Fuels Supports Sustainability in Fort Collins

City of Fort Collins Fleet Manager Tracy Ochsner is no stranger to alternative fuels. He and his fleet have been involved with Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC) since the coalition began, and they have worked with almost every fuel and vehicle technology in the Clean Cities portfolio. Continue reading

Propane Mowers Help National Park Cut Emissions

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (NHP), steeped in history from the Spanish Colonial era, is an ideal place to showcase the benefits of sustainability. The 826-acre urban site in San Antonio, Texas, contains the largest collection of Spanish colonial cultural resources in the United States, including three waterway acequias. These traditional Spanish irrigation ditches were the settlers' lifeblood for survival in an era when water was recycled scrupulously. Today, San Antonio Missions NHP attracts 1.3 million visitors yearly, and the park staff works diligently to uphold the long tradition of resource conservation. Continue reading

Utah's Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Loan Program

Revolving loan fund programs provide low-cost loans for eligible projects. Utah is home to one such program that assists with alternative fuel vehicle, fueling infrastructure, and diesel retrofit projects. The Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Grant and Loan Program (CFV Program), under the administration of the Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ), also provides grants for qualified vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment. As an agency of Utah's Department of Environmental Quality, DAQ considers these projects important to air-quality improvement efforts.. Continue reading

Maine Fleets Make Progress with Propane

ISeveral Maine Clean Communities stakeholders are running on propane to help safeguard the state's natural wonders. In 2011, the coalition displaced more than 180,000 gallons of petroleum through the use of propane vehicles.  Continue reading

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