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Lake MI Corridor Alt. Fuel Implementation Initiative

The Lake Michigan Corridor Alternative Fuel Implementation Initiative is a two-year regional project designed to identify barriers in the implementation of CNG, propane, and electricity as vehicle fuels. The mission is to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of the U.S. by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

Project Objectives:

Target and remedy identified obstacles to clean vehicle adoption and use in a key regional area - Lake Michigan Corridor. This area includes 9.8 million people, 11 counties in EPA non-attainment and three Clean Cities coalitions with 500 member organizations. This project addresses four major initiatives: policies, barrier reduction, safety and training, and market development/outreach.

Gas Technology Institute, Chicago Area Clean Cities, South Shore Clean Cities & Wisconsin Clean Cities are providing research assistance and the development of outreach programs regarding:

  • Shared and/or public access at municipal alternative fuel stations
  • Inspection criteria for converted vehicles
  • Successes and the impact of alternative fuel vehicle programs
  • The generation of intelligent green purchasing policies
  • Weights and measures education & training
  • Potential mitigation strategies for local barriers
  • Educational material to fire marshals, code officials, first responders & automotive technicians






WEBINAR SERIES

Best Practices for End Users for CNG, LPG, and Electricity


Station Installation Guidelines for LPG


Station Installation Guidelines for CNG

If you are interested in a copy of GTI's CNG Vehicle Inspection Checklist please contact
Catherine Yoder at 219-644-3690 or cyoder@southshorecleancities.org

Considerations for Garage and Maintenance Shops When Using CNG


Inspection Guidelines for CNG and LPG Vehicle Conversions Webinar

ONLINE RESOURCES

Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC):
The AFDC, online at afdc.energy.gov, provides a wealth of information and data about alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and other petroleum-saving technologies. The site features a number of interactive tools, calculators, and mapping applications.

Alternative Fueling Station Locator:
Find fueling stations and electric vehicle charging locations in your area by visiting the website. afdc.energy.gov/stations

Available NGV Aftermarket Conversion Systems:
The information contained in this document covers aftermarket conversion systems that consumers and businesses may purchase in order to modify new or used vehicles to that they can operate on natural gas. www.ngvc.org

Benefits and Considerations of Electricity as a Vehicle Fuel www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_benefits

Convert Your Vehicle to Compressed Natural Gas www.cleanvehicle.org

Department of Energy Clean Cities Program
Clean Cities advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. www1.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/

Fact Sheet - Converting Light-Duty Vehicles to Natural Gas: www.ngvc.org

GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator
Calculate a fleets well-to-wheels petroleum use and green house gas emissions greet.es.anl.gov/carbon_ footprint_calculator

Incentives and Laws:
Search this database for federal and state incentives and laws pertaining to alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation related topics: afdc.energy.gov/laws

Propane Education & Research Council
The Propane Education & Research Council promotes the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as a preferred energy resource through research and development, training, and safety programs. www.autogasusa.org

Take out Barriers to the Adoption of Natural Gas, Electricity and Propane as Vehicle Fuels survey.