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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office has funded hundreds of projects across the country that advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies.

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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Removing Barriers, Implementing Policies and Advancing Alternative Fuels Markets in New England Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Greater Portland Council of Governments Complete Feb 2014

States impacted:

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Removing Barriers, Implementing Policies and Advancing Alternative Fuels Markets in New England

The project Removing Barriers, Implementing Policies and Advancing Alternative Fuels Markets in New England worked to diversify the availability of transportation fuels across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Project activities included harmonizing alternative fuel vehicle permitting, regulations and safety protocols between northern New England states; evaluating regulations that inhibit the use of alternative fuels; and coordinating standards for fuel quality assessment and labeling.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$726,000 award from DOE

Partners

  • Maine Clean Communities
  • Ocean State Clean Cities
  • Massachusetts Clean Cities
  • Vermont Clean Cities
  • Granite State Clean Cities Coalition
R.O.A.D.M.A.P: Rural Open Access Development Mobility Action Plan 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Rural Action In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • Ohio

R.O.A.D.M.A.P: Rural Open Access Development Mobility Action Plan

Rural communities are disproportionately impacted by current gaps in the transportation system, which limit access to opportunities such as health care, jobs, and social services. There is also a high concentration of poor, elderly, and zero-vehicle households in rural areas. The R.O.A.D.M.A.P. project aims to better understand how advanced vehicle technologies function in these rural settings and to enhance awareness of innovative solutions with the potential to fill transportation gaps sustainably. The objective of R.O.A.D.M.A.P. is to develop, demonstrate, and refine affordable, accessible, sustainable, and replicable mobility service-enabled electric vehicle shuttle service applications in rural Appalachian Ohio. The team analyzes data from several deployments of electric and automated vehicles across transit and private vehicle operations and develops insights that inform the team's Rural Mobility Action Plan. The project includes data collection and analysis to understand the energy efficiency and greenhouse gas impacts of the electric shuttle in providing rural transportation access.

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2020 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research.

$881,000 award from DOE

$902,000 matching funds (cost share)

Rocky Mountain National Park National Parks Initiative Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, with more than 3 million annual visitors, is the fifth most-visited park in the NPS system. With support from Northern Colorado Clean Cities in 2013, the park purchased one propane pickup truck and two Chevy Volts, installed two electric vehicle charging stations, and boosted idle-reduction through technology deployment and a comprehensive education and outreach program.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
Rural Reimagined: Building an EV Ecosystem and Green Economy for Transforming Lives in Economically Distressed Appalachia 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects Tennessee Technological University In progress Nov 2021

States impacted:

  • Tennessee

Rural Reimagined: Building an EV Ecosystem and Green Economy for Transforming Lives in Economically Distressed Appalachia

Learn more about the 2021 Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projects.

$4,013,000 award from DOE

Safe Alternative Fuel Deployments in Mid-America Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Metropolitan Energy Center, Inc. In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Safe Alternative Fuel Deployments in Mid-America

The Safe Alternative Fuel Deployments in Mid-America: a Training Initiative for Combined AFV and State Fire and Rescue Training (SAF-D) project will collaborate with the State Fire & Rescue Training Institutes in Missouri and Kansas to adapt existing alternative fuel safety curriculum to their existing training structures. The project will help incorporate low-cost training on alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure into state training systems, allowing far more first responders to be trained on these technologies than would be otherwise. In addition, the project will develop an online training resource for first responders that also leverages and promotes existing resources.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$250,000 award from DOE

$62,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
Safety Training and Design, Permitting, and Operational Guidance for Garage Facilities Maintaining and Parking Natural Gas, Propane, and Hydrogen Vehicles Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workplace Safety Programs Marathon Technical Services USA Inc. Complete Oct 2016

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Safety Training and Design, Permitting, and Operational Guidance for Garage Facilities Maintaining and Parking Natural Gas, Propane, and Hydrogen Vehicles

Marathon Technical Services USA Inc. (Marathon) and its partners aim to enhance the safety of gaseous fuel vehicle garages by developing easily understood facility design resources. The resources are aimed at facility owners, consulting engineers, fire marshals and code officials. The development of visual manuals, online and in-person instruction, and case studies will provide a more interactive approach to interpreting codes for garage facility upgrades and building modifications. The guidance is focused on the facilities that store and maintain compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquified petroleum gas (propane or LPG), and compressed hydrogen.

Marathon and Clean Fuels Ohio developed a training manual and presentation materials for each of the four fuels that explains concepts and applications in an easy to understand format. The manuals and presentation materials were used at numerous in-person trainings and facility tours that Marathon hosted across the country in 2018 and 2019. These materials along with narrated, modular training webinars are now hosted on the project website so that users can continue to use and benefit from these resources.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workplace Safety Programs.

$750,000 award from DOE

$191,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Clean Fuels Ohio
  • Virginia Clean Cities
  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
  • Clean Communities of Western New York (Buffalo)
  • Western Washington Clean Cities
  • Long Beach Clean Cities
  • Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site National Parks Initiative Granite State Clean Cities Coalition Complete Feb 2017

States impacted:

  • New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site in the state of New Hampshire, teamed up with the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition to begin transitioning its landscaping equipment to alternative fuels. In 2014, the park replaced one diesel mower with a propane-fueled model and put the new mower to work maintaining multiple cultural landscapes.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Granite State Clean Cities Coalition
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park National Parks Initiative Alamo Area Clean Cities (San Antonio) Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Texas

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which partnered with Alamo Area Clean Cities, is taking steps to reduce pollution in San Antonio. In 2012, the park purchased two propane pickup trucks to replace two outdated gasoline-powered pickup trucks. The park also installed two electric vehicle chargers and a propane vehicle refueling site.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Alamo Area Clean Cities (San Antonio)
San Bernardino Associated Governments Alternative Fuel Truck Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • California

San Bernardino Associated Governments Alternative Fuel Truck Project

San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) partnered on this project with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and Ryder Systems, Inc., to deploy 202 state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty tractor-trailer trucks in leased service. The objectives of the project were to 1) demonstrate the feasibility of using cleaner-burning, lower-carbon content natural gas in commercial trucking operations; 2) provide a low-carbon supply chain transportation solution to Ryder customers seeking to displace petroleum diesel fuel with domestically produced natural gas; and 3) achieve substantial, quantifiable reductions in ozone precursor and greenhouse gas (GHG) air pollutant emissions within the jurisdiction of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). In addition to the deployment of the heavy-duty natural gas tractors, the project also constructed two publicly accessible natural gas fueling stations in the cities of Fontana and Orange, California, and a CNG/LNG maintenance facility in Rancho Dominquez, California.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$9,951,000 award from DOE

$9,308,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • Ryder System, Inc.
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)
Scotts Bluff National Monument National Parks Initiative Complete Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Nebraska

Scotts Bluff National Monument

In 2014, Scotts Bluff National Monument incorporated an all-electric, multi-passenger low-speed vehicle to enable cleaner transportation options to the overlook at the top of the national monument. The project also included an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.