Advancing Alternative Fuels Markets 2017-03-02T16:11:10+00:00

Advancing Alternative Fuels Markets in the DC Metro Region (AAFM/DC Metro Region)

Summary

The Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets in the DC Metro Region has led to the establishment of the Clean Domestic Fuel Council which unites the three Clean Cities Coalitions that cover the nation’s capital and the surrounding states as well as inspire plans for continued cooperative initiatives in the future. The project focuses on Propane and CNG, along with emphasis on the other four alternative fuels but to a lesser degree. The proposed project tasks will engage coalition stakeholders in the private sector, local, regional and state governmental and regulatory agencies, and other interested entities in the largest collaborative effort undertaken by these three Clean Cities Coalitions.

Events
January 28-29, 2014Alternative Fuels Training with GWRCCC at the Washington Auto Show, Washington, DC
Presentations: Determining Modifications Required for Adding CNG or LNG Vehicles to Existing Maintenance Facilities; Advancing Alternative Fuels Market (AAFM) in Metro DC; CNG Facility Panel DiscussionMaryland Clean Cities Transportation Program Overview; Clean Cities – Leveraging Tools & Resources; A Regional Outlook at Alternative Fuels Related Policy; Northeast Electric Vehicle Network; National Biodiesel Board: Diesel Technician Training Program

February 10-12, 2014: Propane Vehicle Training, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA
This training program, developed by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium and presented as part of the collaborative effort of the DC-MD-VA Clean Cities Coalitions through the Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets Adoption and Growth Program, included methods and materials for the conversion and servicing of vehicles fueled by propane. During this training, participants learned about vehicle conversions, maintenance, safety, and emissions testing. The training included an overview of propane technology, components, and systems with an emphasis on the PRINS propane conversion system.

March 12-13, 2014: CNG Vehicle Fuel System Inspector Training Session, Montgomery County Fleet Management Services-Equipment Maintenance Transit Operations Center, Rockville, MD
Greater Washington Regional Clean Cities Coalition hosted a two-day CNG Vehicle Fuel System Inspector Training Session, given by West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium.

April 28-May 2, 2014: Compressed Natural Gas Training:  Washington Gas, 6801 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA
We are all aware of a crucial shortage of adequate and accurate training in our community regarding CNG vehicles. Virginia Clean Cities has worked hard to address this concern, and is proud to announce that we will be offering a CNG training and certification course. This five day training, hosted by Hank Brown of TFC Recycling, will provide both hands-on application and theoretical discussion centered on the challenges and successes of working with compressed natural gas and CNG vehicles. At the conclusion of the training, participants will have completed 40 hours of training for the 2013 NFPA 52, CNG Theory, Safety, Troubleshooting and Diagnostics for CNG vehicles.

Impact
CNG Training Trailer