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DOE clean cities & propane

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A presentation on propane and propane projects in East TN

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DOE clean cities & propane

  1. 1. DOE Clean Cities & Propane Emily DeVillers East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
  2. 2. ETCleanFuels  Designated a member of the DOE Clean Cities in 2006  Local non-profit for 8 years  Focused on transportation sector  Goals: Diversify away from petroleum oil and use less fuel  Fuels:  Propane  Ethanol  Biodiesel  Electricity  Natural Gas
  3. 3. ETCleanFuels’ Projects  I-75 Biofuels Corridor  Crossville TSE Project  Decrease idling in semi- trucks  Promoting CNG:  Oak Ridge, Morgan County, and Kingsport  Partnerships with:  ORNL  Genera Energy  UT  Education  Over 7,500 students reached in the ‘09-‘10 school year
  4. 4. Propane  A gas at normal temperatures and pressures but becomes a liquid at high pressures  Made during the production of natural gas  Colorless and odorless  3rd most used vehicle fuel in the U.S.  Known as Autogas
  5. 5. Benefits of Propane  Decreases carbon dioxide by 20% and PM up to 80%  5-15% less expensive than gasoline or diesel  Non-toxic  Less wear and tear  85% of propane is produced domestically
  6. 6. ETCleanFuels’ Propane Projects
  7. 7. Government Tax Incentives  Federal tax credit of 50% or up to $50,000 for installation or refueling equipment  $2,500 tax credit on vehicles  $9,760 tax credit on school buses  Government agencies are exempt from TN propane gas tax
  8. 8. Propane Stations  Heritage Propane  115 Oak Dr Kingston, TN 37763 Phone: 865-376-6467  Bowman Oxygen Company  5141 Roane State Hwy Rockwood, TN 37854 Phone: 865-354-2146
  9. 9. Emily DeVillers Project Facilitator ETCleanFuels emilyd@utk.edu 865-974-9665 Contact Information

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