Clean Fuels Ohio

The Clean Fuels Ohio works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information

Tim Cho

Bio: Timothy Cho is the Senior Manager of Federal Grants & Special Projects at Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) where he currently manages CFO’s portfolio of programs including Department of Energy funded projects, private foundation grants, and other various programs at the regional, state, and local level encompassing all different types of clean transportation efforts such as analysis of maintenance costs for natural gas-powered freight & goods movement trucking vehicles, heavy-duty electric vehicle deployment and feasibility modeling, energy efficient mobility systems with transportation network company applications, and utility electrification implementation and education.

Cho also serves as the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Director for Clean Fuels Ohio whose mission is to strengthen the state of Ohio by increasing the use of cleaner, domestics fuels and energy-saving vehicles. Joining Clean Fuels Ohio in 2018, Tim’s work and experience entails engaging with CFO’s diverse stakeholders, supporting a wide variety of end users in Ohio with solutions to achieve clean transportation efforts through services including project management, fleet assessment and planning, advanced fuel and electric vehicle deployment, fueling infrastructure/charging station development, alternative fuel highway and corridor planning, vehicle emissions analysis, and grant writing.

Cho holds a bachelor’s degree in Environment, Economy, Development, Sustainability from The Ohio State University.

Sydney Hayes

Sydney joined Clean Fuels Ohio’s (CFO) team in May 2022 as the Policy and Government Affairs Coordinator and has since assumed the role of Policy Analysis and Research Manager. She specializes in local policy initiatives, including the EV Smart Communities Program which provides technical assistance and strategic planning to a coalition of Ohio communities to advance their EV policy and infrastructure goals. She researches federal and state policy, such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, to ensure that CFO’s stakeholders and Ohio communities are aware of relevant opportunities. Further, she assists communities with the grant application process to maximize their potential of securing funding. Before joining CFO, she worked in congressional constituent services, congressional campaigning, and sociological research.

She graduated from Ohio State University in May 2022 with a B.S. in Public Policy Analysis with Research Distinction.

20 years

General Stats

  • Designated: April 12, 2002
  • Population: 11,799,448 (based on 2020 Census estimate)
  • Area: 41,260 sq. mi.
  • Local/Regional Service Area: Entire state of Ohio

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 4
  • Electric (charging outlets): 2,743
  • Ethanol (E85): 208
  • Hydrogen: 2
  • Natural Gas: 51
  • Propane: 72

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2020 DOE-Verified Metrics