Alternative Fuel Vehicles produce lower emissions and fewer toxic contaminants than traditional gasoline and diesel vehicles and therefore reduce impacts on air quality, environment and public health.
Fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel come from renewable sources and thus can reduce the wells-to-wheels energy quotient, providing greater energy efficiency in the development of fuels and reducing dependence on finite sources of energy. Biodiesel, which can be made from used vegetable oils, has the added benefit of eliminating a problematic waste stream.
Alternative and renewable fuels also have reduced environmental risks. For example, natural gas is lighter than air, which results in the gas dissipating quickly in the unlikely event of a leak. Biodiesel (B100) is biodegradable and nontoxic, and if spilled, does not pose the soil and water contamination concerns associated with gasoline and diesel fuels.
Clean Cities’ fuel-neutral approach allows coalitions to showcase the best technologies and connect our members with potential opportunities across industries. Whether you are considering adding natural gas, propane, biofuels, electric or hybrid technologies to your fleet, Clean Cities can provide you with information on all the pluses and minuses of each fuel type and what the expected ROI will be.
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