NBB strengthens alliance with DOE’s Clean Cities program

By NBB | July 15, 2011

The National Biodiesel Board continues to build bridges with the U.S. DOE's  Clean Cities program, thanks in part to a grant designed to educate Americans on biodiesel and other alternative fuels. 


The program’s 87 Clean Cities Coordinators are soldiers in the battle for America’s domestic energy security. They teach fleet managers, petroleum distributors and others about alternative fuels on the ground in their cities. The NBB is helping to ensure the coordinators have the information and tools they need to accomplish their mission. 


Recent activities include: 


• In June, NBB sponsored, attended and staffed a booth at
    the U.S. DOE Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit in
    Indianapolis. 


• In June, NBB completed the last of 12 alt fuel work
    shops held nationwide during the two-year grant
    program.


• In April, NBB hosted a webinar with more than 100
    coordinators, DOE staff, and their stakeholders, provid-
    ing important information on OEM acceptance, the
    renewable fuel standard, sustainability issues and the Ad-
    vanced Biofuels Initiative. 


• NBB has also held RINs training and fuel quality webi-
    nars, inviting coordinators to attend.


The Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance, a group of industry associations who partnered under the recent DOE grant, is closing out the two-year, $1.6 million grant to raise public awareness and foster understanding of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. The Alliance includes the Renewable Fuels Association, the National Biodiesel Foundation, the Propane Education & Research Council, the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation and ASG Renaissance.


Joe Jobe, CEO of the NBB, said, “This program has helped unite the mainstream alternative fuel organizations in working collaboratively towards a common goal: educating America on all aspects of alternative fuels, and increasing their use. This will benefit our air quality, our energy independence and our economy.”


The DOE Clean Cities Program network includes 87 active coalitions covering 80 percent of the U.S. population, with a mission to reduce petroleum consumption. 

 
 
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