WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the selection of 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
These projects arte designed speed the transformation of the nation’s vehicle fleet, putting more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles on the road, and establishing 542 refueling locations across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE also estimates they will help displace approximately 38 million gallons of petroleum per year.
The awardees include the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s Paving the Way with Propane: The AutoGas Corridor Development Program. The project is aimed at building the infrastructure to encourage public and private vehicle operators to convert existing vehicles from conventional gasoline to clean propane. The initiative includes 17 new propane fueling stations along high traffic roadways from Washington, D.C., to Florida to Mississippi to create the nation’s first propane corridor. DOE estimates that the initiative will help displace 3.9 million gallons of petroleum annually.
Total DOE award for the project is approximately $8.6 million.
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