Ozarks Clean Fuels Coalition (apprentice)

The Ozarks Clean Fuels Coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to identify community-driven choices that save energy and promote the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Apprentice Coalition: The U.S. Department of Energy has designated this apprentice coalition that has assembled an initial group of committed stakeholders and is working toward full designation.
Contact Information

Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute
901 S. National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

General Stats

  • Designated: February 21, 2024
  • Population: 1,032,016 (based on 2022 Census estimate)
  • Area: 15,920 sq. mi.
  • Local/Regional Service Area: Counties: Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence, Barry, Polk, Greene, Christian, Stone, Taney, Dallas, Laclede, Webster, Wright, Douglas, Ozark, Texas, Howell, Shannon, Oregon

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 0
  • Electric (charging outlets): 300
  • Ethanol (E85): 48
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 2
  • Propane: 15

Douglas Neidigh

Doug Neidigh works for Missouri State University (MSU) as the Sustainability Unit Manager for the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute (OEWRI) and as Director for the Ozarks Clean Fuels Coalition (OCFC) which is hosted by OEWRI. Doug has over 27 years of experience in environmental management, energy management, and sustainability. He provides technical assistance and overall sustainability resources to organizations throughout the state. Over his career, Doug has worked in private manufacturing, state and local government, consulting, healthcare, and academics and has acquired and managed numerous state and federal grant projects. Doug is a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) with the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP), and a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

Doug is also a founding member of the Ozarks Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) in southwest Missouri. The OCAA works to improve air quality in the region by working with businesses, municipalities, institutions, nonprofits organization, and the general public, to develop and implement clean air strategies. These strategies include, but not limited to, the promotion of alternative fuels for personal and fleet vehicles, alternative transportation and commute projects, diesel emissions reductions, idle reduction technologies and practices, utility emissions reductions, overall energy conservation programs, general education and technical assistance, and community outreach.