DeKalb County/Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Project
The Clean Cities-Georgia Coalition received funding for this project from the Department Of Energy. The goal of this program was to expand the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles in the metropolitan Atlanta region. Deemed a non-attainment area for ozone (including its precursors nitrogen oxides [NOx] and volatile organic compounds [VOCs]) and particulate matter (PM2.5) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the region will benefit greatly from the lower emission alternative fuels and vehicles.
- Expand the supply of alternative fuels by implementing a facility to convert landfill gas (LFG) to compressed natural gas (CNG) at a DeKalb County landfill
- Increase the availability of alternative fuels by implementing six, public-access, CNG fueling stations in the metropolitan Atlanta region
- Reduce the demand for petroleum by deploying CNG, diesel hybrid, and hydraulic hybrid vehicles, for a variety of functions including passenger shuttles, sanitation, and freight delivery, in the fleets of a number of public and corporate entities.
It’s estimated that collectively, our project partners deployed almost 250 vehicles and reduced nearly 2.4 million gallons of gasoline through the first two years of the project, with additional benefits accruing through continued operation. n addition, several partners also contributed to increasing the availability of CNG. DeKalb County opened a new CNG fueling station along with a Renewable Energy Facility that converts landfill gas to clean natural gas. American Fueling Systems opened one station and PS Energy opened four CNG refueling stations throughout the region with support from the project.
DeKalb County, Coca-Cola Enterprises, UPS, The Parking Spot, City of Atlanta-Department of Public Works, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Marriott, Renaissance Hotel, Snapping Shoals EMC, and Atlanta Gas Light