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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.


Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Metropolitan Energy Center, Inc. Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska

Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project

Metropolitan Energy Center, along with19 sub-recipients, received funding support for projects to build alternative fuel stations, purchase alternative fuel vehicles, and convert conventionally-fueled vehicles to an alternative fuel. The project area included metropolitan areas in three states: Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. The project deployed 376 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and included 29 fueling station installations. The stations will encourage fleets in the area to further invest in alternative fuel vehicles and will create workable compressed natural gas travel corridors between and within the target metros. Another objective of the project was to use success stories to educate the public about, and increase acceptance of, alternative fuels.

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

$15,000,000 award from DOE

$17,707,000 matching funds (cost share)


  • City of Kansas City
  • City of Lee’s Summit
  • Margo Leasing
  • KCP&L
  • Lee’s Summit R-7 School District
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Johnson County Government
  • City of Lawrence
  • City of Wichita
  • Kansas City KS School District
  • Kansas Gas Service
  • New Bern-Pepsico
  • Zarco 66
  • Black Hills Energy
  • Metropolitan Utilities District
  • Happy Cab Co.
  • Metropolitan Community Colleges of Omaha
  • Lincoln Airport Authority
  • O’Daniel Honda