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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
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)
Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards City of Chicago, Department of Transportation Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana

Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project

The Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project deployed alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles and installed alternative fuel fueling and electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Chicago region. The project included a wide variety of project partners (large and small private companies, municipalities, non-profits, and utilities) and alternative fuels/advanced vehicle technologies (electric vehicles, compressed natural gas, propane, E-85, and hybrid technologies). By embracing all types of partners and fuels, these ambitious projects were able to build sustainable clean vehicle programs that optimized petroleum displacement and environmental benefits. Chicago’s transportation landscape was transformed by the addition of green vehicles and fueling stations that helped promote energy security, reduce transportation costs, and improve air quality. In total, the project deployed more than 400 clean vehicles and 225 alternative fueling stations.

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

$15,000,000 award from DOE

$24,625,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • ComEd
  • Chicago Area Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project, City of Chicago—Department of Fleet and Facility Management
  • Clean Energy
  • Doreen’s Pizza
  • DuPage County—Division of Transportation
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
  • Exel-Diageo
  • Foodliner
  • Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
  • GO Airport Express
  • Green Taxi Program
  • Groot Industries
  • I-Go Car Sharing
  • Ozinga Ready Mix
  • Peoples Gas
  • SCR Medical Transportation
  • Village of Downers Grove; Waste Management
  • Waste Management
  • City of Chicago, Department of Transportation
Development of a National Liquid Propane (Autogas) Refueling Network, Clean School Bus/Vehicle Incentive, and Green Jobs Outreach Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Texas State Technical College—Waco Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Development of a National Liquid Propane (Autogas) Refueling Network, Clean School Bus/Vehicle Incentive, and Green Jobs Outreach Program

The project involved the installation of liquid propane (Autogas) refueling infrastructure in U.S. metropolitan areas. The project also supported the purchase of new and retrofitted LPG buses, vans, and trucks. Finally, the project provided an innovative outreach program designed specifically for veterans and out of work or at risk service technicians to provide training to work in the alternative fuels industry. The program concluded with 85 operational refueling sites, 684 LPG vehicles, and many successful training sessions.

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

$12,334,000 award from DOE

$42,151,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • CleanFUEL Holdings
  • Ferrellgas
  • Menards
  • Public Solutions Group
  • Texas State Technical College—Waco
No One Silver Bullet, But a Lot of Silver Beebees American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Indiana Office of Energy Development Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

No One Silver Bullet, But a Lot of Silver Beebees

The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) and the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition (GICC) partnered with nine public- and private-sector organizations to implement a comprehensive alternative fuel plan that sought to displace over one million gallons of petroleum per year. The project also sought to assist with the creation and retention of Hoosier jobs and to grow Indiana’s alternative fuels market. The project focused on fuel neutrality—implementing the right fuel into the right fleet—based on fleet function, budgetary needs, and desired results. The alternative fuels funded include propane, compressed natural gas, E85, and hybrid vehicles. Major activities included funding 19 CNG vehicles, 250 propane vehicles, 87 hybrid vehicles, 4 CNG stations, and 3 E85 stations.

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

$10,125,000 award from DOE

$12,047,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition
  • Citizens Energy Group
  • City of Ft. Wayne
  • City of Indianapolis
  • Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
  • KACKO
  • Lassus Brothers
  • Renewable Dairy Fuels
  • Sysco Food Distribution
  • Tippecanoe School Corporation
  • Indiana Office of Energy Development
Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy Services, State Energy Office Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

The Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program (WCTP) was a four-year initiative aimed to significantly reduce petroleum consumption and emissions in Wisconsin by increasing the use of alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicles and the installation of supporting infrastructure. The WCTP also aimed to maximize the preservation and creation of jobs by investing in the technology and training necessary to continue to develop a strong alternative fuels industry. The project deployed 177 light-duty vehicles, 200 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and installed 3 publicly accessible and 19 private alternative fuel stations.

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

$15,000,000 award from DOE

$17,047,000 matching funds (cost share)

Partners

  • Bayfield County
  • Barnes Inc.
  • Barnes Power Equipment
  • Bestway Limousine LLC
  • Brown County
  • Chippewa County Highway Department
  • City of Bayfield
  • City of Durand
  • City of Madison
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of Monona
  • Contract Transport Services LLC
  • Dane County
  • Dart Transit Co.
  • Fox Valley Metro Police Department
  • Fun Times Bounces
  • GO Riteway
  • Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kenosha County
  • Lamers Bus Lines Inc.
  • Madison Gas & Electric
  • Marquette University
  • Marshfield Utilities
  • Milwaukee County
  • Milwaukee County General Mitchell Airport
  • Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District
  • Oconomowoc Transport Company
  • Pope Transport
  • Remy Battery Co Inc.
  • Roehl Transport Inc.
  • Sheehy Mail Contractors Inc.
  • Stoughton Utilities
  • SunPower Biodiesel LLC
  • Time Transport
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Veriha Trucking
  • Waste Management of Wisconsin Inc.
  • We Energies
  • Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • WPPI Energy