Recipient: Partnership For Clean Transportation, Inc.
Funding Agency: National Energy Technology Laboratory
Grant Amount: $14,983,167
Local Amount: $ 0
Grant Description: The DeKalb County / Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Project will increase supply of renewable natural gas: A facility will be constructed at the DeKalb County Seminole Landfill to convert landfill gas (LFG), a renewable fuel source, to compressed natural gas (CNG).
The process will use proven LFG-to-CNG technology to provide beneficial use for the LFG, recovering energy currently being lost through flaring. The CNG will be dispensed at an on-site fueling station.
The project will develop a network of publicly available CNG fueling stations throughout the Atlanta metro area in locations that are easily accessible to the public as well as to commercial and municipal fleet operations.
One new fueling station will be constructed at the DeKalb County Landfill site as part of the LFG-to-CNG facility construction. The project partners will purchase a total of approximately 200 commercially available light to heavy duty alternative-fuel and advanced-technology vehicles. These will be deployed for high mileage applications, such as fleet and shuttle operations, and in many cases will replace old diesel vehicles. Operation of the new vehicles will optimize the LFG-to-CNG conversion costs and be highly visible.
The project will conduct an extensive marketing, outreach, and education campaign that highlights the benefits of the alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles while facilitating their deployment.
Job Creation: 0
Center For Transportation and the Environment, Inc., Atlanta, GA, $14,983,167.