Monday, February 22, 2010

Clean Fuels Ohio Launches $11 Million ARRA Grant That Includes Propane AutoGas Vehicle Conversions

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Fuels Ohio has scheduled a media event to announce the launch of the Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership, a DOE-based initiative to bring 280 alternative fuel vehicles and 15 refueling stations to Ohio. The contract, which provides $11 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was finalized last week.

As part of the program, Alliance AutoGas will retrofit 77 vehicles, across three Ohio fleets, to run on propane AutoGas and will install AutoGas refueling sites at each of the fleet bases. Columbus Green Cabs, Yellow Cab of Cleveland, and Ace Taxi of Cleveland will all convert vehicles with Alliance.

"Alliance AutoGas is proud to be a part of the Clean Cities initiative helping fleets convert to domestic AutoGas," said Alliance Representative Steve McCoy, who will attend the event. "Our mission to put more propane-powered fleets on the road and to grow the national propane AutoGas infrastructure is helping America gain energy independence while providing lasting benefits to fleets."

The event will take place Wednesday, February 24, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riffe Center, Capitol Theater lobby in Columbus, Ohio. Mark Shanahan (Director of Ohio Air Quality Development Authority) and Chris Korleski (Ohio EPA director) are a few of the high-level state and DOE officials who plan to attend. Members of the press are encouraged to join the launch. The Riffe Center is located at 55 E. State Street.

Fleets that convert vehicles to AutoGas can expect:

  • Lower fuel costs
  • Significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Lowered dependence on foreign oil (90% of propane is produced in the U.S.)

Ideal candidates for propane AutoGas vehicle conversion include taxis, law enforcement and municipal vehicles, limousines, utility company vehicles and many others.

About Alliance AutoGas

Alliance AutoGas – with founding partners Blossman Gas (the nation's largest independent propane company) and American Alternative Fuel provides a turn-key solution that has fleet managers across the country committing to use clean, domestically produced and readily available AutoGas. Visit


For more information about the event, contact Clean Fuels Ohio at (614) 884-7336 or email at

For Alliance AutoGas general questions contact David Finder, Energy Program Manager, Blossman Gas, Inc. - or (828) 251-0027.


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