DeKalb County/Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Project

DeKalb County/Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Project

CTE, in partnership with the Clean Cities-Atlanta Coalition, is managing this program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  The goal of this program is 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.

The program has three primary components:  First, to 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; Second, to increase the availability of alternative fuels by implementing six, public-access, CNG fueling stations in the metropolitan Atlanta region; and third, to reduce the demand for petroleum by deploying 200 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.

Project Manager

Steve Clermont

Funding Source

DOE

Geographic Location

Southeast

Technology Focus

ICE