New Option for Clean Fuel in Atlanta Contributes to the Longest Biofuel Corridor in the Country
Atlanta, GA – On June 21, Atlanta will add another option for green transportation as a new biodiesel fueling station offering both B20 and B100 opens off of DeKalb Ave. The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has worked with its partners to bring this new station to Atlanta –‐ the only retail biodiesel station within the city’s perimeter. This station is part of the I–‐75 Green Corridor Project, an effort led by the Department of Energy to create the longest alternative fuels corridor in the United States. This initiative will add 25–‐30 new B20 and E85 pumps along all 1,786 miles of I–‐75, allowing travel on biofuels through 6 states from Florida to Michigan. All of the stations will be located within 3 miles of I–‐75 and within 200 miles of both the previous and next pump. This station is one of 3 that have been placed in Atlanta as part of the project. CTE is the project manager for the greater Atlanta portion of the corridor, working closely with project lead the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and Clean Energy Biofuels (CEB) have partnered to build, operate, and supply the station.
A Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting will be held Thursday June 21st from 12–‐2pm at the new station. Attendees will be able to fuel up with discounted biodiesel and learn about the benefits of using local, sustainably–‐produced fuels. This station’s biodiesel is made entirely from recovered oils from local food service providers and processed locally using solar–‐powered electricity. Biodiesel produces far less harmful emissions than petroleum diesel fuel and it reduces our dependency on foreign oil. The fueling station is located at 250 Arizona Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. The opening and Ribbon Cutting will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., which will be an excellent chance to photograph and film the state–‐of–‐the–‐art fueling station. Light refreshments will be provided. ###
About CTE The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Atlanta, Georgia that develops technologies and implements solutions to achieve energy and environmental sustainability. Since its founding in 1993, CTE has managed a portfolio of more than $225 million in federal, state, and local cost–‐ shared research, development, and demonstration projects involving more than 200 organizations in the advanced transportation technology field. CTE has facilitated and leveraged funding for its projects and initiatives from the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, Interior, and Transportation, as well as from the U.S. Army and NASA, among many others.