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U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Project Update


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U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Project Update

  1. 1. East Tennessee Clean Fuels CoalitionEast Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition Clean Cities UpdateClean Cities Update Kristy Keel-BlackmonKristy Keel-Blackmon
  2. 2. 2 What is Clean Cities? Clean Cities advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions bring together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.
  3. 3. 3 • Support East Tennessee fleets • Direct fleet & fuel supplier meetings • Promote alternative fuels and transportation • Work to build public access to alternative fuels • Engage public through open meetings, events, workshops, newsletters, publications • Education: adult & K-12 • Look for partnership opportunities What Does ETCleanFuels Do?
  4. 4. 4 • Eco Travel Plaza in Crossville, TN • Goal: Cleaner, healthier place for truckers • Providing 50 electrified spaces for trucks • Reducing emissions by 70-99% • Solar Arrays  Roof-top  35 kW system  Will offset much of the TSE electricity use Truck Stop Electrification
  5. 5. 5 The EV Project in Tennessee
  6. 6. 6 I-75 Green Corridor Project • Add public access E85 & B20 at 200 mile intervals • Enable driving all the way from MI to FL on biofuels • Will be the longest biofuels corridor in U.S. at 1,786 miles • Displace 1.7+ MGY of petroleum
  7. 7. 7 Currently… • Very strong interest in gaseous fuels in our region
  8. 8. 8 Propane & Natural Gas • Morgan County School System using buses fueled by both natural gas and propane autogas
  9. 9. 9 Propane & Natural Gas • Multiple applications • Attractive ROIs
  10. 10. 10 Kristy Keel-Blackmon 865-974-9665