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Richardson Recognized for Fleet Alternative Fuels Use (Ind. Report)
Clean Cities Coalition
Date: 2020-01-03
In the Lone Star State, the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition has recognized the City of Richardson for its efforts adoption of alternative fuels to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency of fleet vehicles, according to the coalition's website.

The awards are given on an annual basis. This is Richardson's fifth year in a row to win the Fleet Recognition Award, according to the city.

Download US DOE Clean Cities Coalition program details HERE. (Source: Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities , Community Impact, 31 Dec., 2019) Contact: Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuel,  Clean Cities Coalition,  

Neste Lauded by East Bay Clean Cities Coalition (Ind. Report)
Neste,East Bay Clean Cities Coalition
Date: 2019-10-18
In the Golden State, the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition in California, US has awarded its 2019 Clean Air Champion Award to renewable diesel producer Neste for its "exemplary work with renewable fuels and focus on sustainability as a core part of your (its) mission and operations."

Neste supplies its "drop-in" Neste MY Renewable Diesel to 17 cities in the East Bay area, and other west coast areas.

The East Bay Clean Cities Coalition (Oakland) works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation. (Source: East Bay Clean Cities Coalition, PR, 16 Oct., 2019) Contact: East Bay Clean Cities Coalition,; Neste, +358 10 458 4128, (713) 407-4400 - Houston, Texas office,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Clean Cities,  Renewable Diesel,  

Grant to Increase E15, E85 Availability in Hoosier State (Funding)
Indiana Office of Energy Development
Date: 2017-05-19
The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council are reporting the awarding of nearly $160,000 to the Valparaiso-headquartered regional fuel and convenience store chain Family Express Corp. The grant funding is part of a program to expand the availability of ethanol fuel blends throughout the Hoosier State. With the funding, Family Express will deploy eight blender pumps capable of dispensing E15 and E85 ethanol blends.

The Indiana Corn Marketing Council used funds provided by its member farmers to leverage additional money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. The grant program is run in partnership with the Indiana Department of Agriculture, Greater Indiana Clean Cities and South Shore Clean Cities. (Source: Indiana Office of Energy Development,, 15 May, 2017)Contact: Indiana Office of Energy Development,; USDA Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership,; Family Express Corp., (219) 462-6144,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,  Ethanol Blends,  Biofuel,  

Penna. EPA Lauds Optimus for Biodiesel Technologies (Ind. Report)
Optimus Technologies
Date: 2017-04-28
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has lauded Pittsburgh-based vehicle biodiesel conversion specialist Optimus Technologies with the 2017 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

Optimus partnered with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities and the City of Pittsburgh to equip 25 of the Steel City's vehicles with their Vector System technology which optimizes vehicle performance and emissions reductions using 100 pct biodiesel (B100). The Vector System reduced GHG emissions by 6.4 pct fleet-wide. (Source: Optimus Technologies, Penna. DEP, 26 April, 2017) Contact: Optimus Technologies, Colin Huwyler, CEO, Ian Winner, (412) 727-8228x6,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Optimus Technologies,  Biodiesel,  

Indiana Retail Ethanol Blend Pump Grants Offered (Funding)
Indiana Office of Energy Development,Indiana Corn Marketing Council
Date: 2017-04-07
The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) and Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) are reporting that Indiana fuel retailers can begin applying for a share of $122,687 in funding through the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels (HHF) Blender Pump Program.

The grant program, which aims to expand the availability of higher ethanol blends, is a partnership between OED, ICMC, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Greater Indiana Clean Cities and South Shore Clean Cities. To date, the program has provided more than $1.36 million in grant funding. OED received $895,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency to put toward the HHF program, and ICMC will contribute $443,400 as well. (Source: Indiana Office of Energy Development, Herald Tribune, 4 April, 2017) Contact: Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program,; Indiana Corn Marketing Council, k[,; Program guidelines

More Low-Carbon Energy News Indiana Office of Energy Development,  Indiana Corn Marketing Council,  Ethanol Blend,  

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