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Industry Links

The following links, which are categorized for easy navigation, offer valuable information on key programs and resources relating to the green truck industry.

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)
Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC)
Clean Cities
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)
National Biodiesel Board (NBB)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Propane Education and Research Council (PERC)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)
ACE is the nation’s largest association dedicated to promoting and expanding the development of the ethanol industry. Formed in 1988, ACE unites agricultural producers, commodity and farm organizations, ethanol producers, businesses, and more.

  • Ethanol Fueling Station Locator — A Department of Energy application that allows users to find alternative fuel stations near a specific location or along a route.
  • Ethanol 101 — General information on the use of ethanol as a motor vehicle fuel.
  • Net Energy Balance of Ethanol Production — Some sources claim that the use of ethanol as a motor vehicle fuel results in a net energy loss. This whitepaper addresses this issue from the viewpoint of the ethanol industry.
  • The Ethanol Fact Book — A compilation of historic and current information on ethanol.

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC)
The AFDC provides a wide range of information and resources to enable the use of alternative fuels.

  • Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles — Search for light- or heavy-duty alternative fuel and advanced vehicles and compare their specifications.
  • Biodiesel — Links to biodiesel information, including filling stations, vehicles, prices, laws, publications, and more.
  • Data, Analysis and Trends — A collection of transportation-related data analyses.
  • Electricity — Links to information on electricity (for powering electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles), including filling stations, vehicles, prices, laws, publications, and more.
  • Emerging Alternative Fuels — Learn about emerging alternative fuels in the early stages of development.
  • Ethanol — Links to ethanol information, including filling stations, vehicles, prices, laws, publications, and more.
  • Case Studies — Special section for fleets interested in reducing petroleum dependence and consumption through the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. Offers information on incentives and laws, financial opportunities, alternative fuels, station locations, and more.
  • Hydrogen — Links to hydrogen information, including filling stations, vehicles, prices, laws, publications, and more.
  • Information Resources — Find useful information on alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.
  • Natural Gas — Links to natural gas information, including filling stations, vehicles, prices, laws, publications, and more.
  • Propane — Links to propane information, including filling stations, vehicles, prices, laws, publications, and more.
  • Federal and State Laws and Incentives — Browse and search a database of federal and state laws and incentives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation-related topics.

Clean Cities
Clean Cities strives to advance the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption. Clean Cities has a network of approximately 90 volunteer coalitions, which develop public/private partnerships to promote alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles and idle reduction.

  • About Clean Cities — Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. With almost 90 local coalitions and more than 6,500 stakeholders, its mission is to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.
  • Clean Cities University — Provides online courses to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies by educating coordinators about petroleum-reduction topics and tools.
  • Coalitions — Information on coalition formation, locations and activities.
  • Fact Sheet — General information on Clean Cities.
  • Financial Opportunities — Alternative fuels and advanced technologies funding opportunities.
  • Information Resources — Links to Clean Cities’ five technology areas.
  • Goals and Accomplishments — Clean Cities goals, strategies and background.

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
The EDF partners with businesses, governments and communities to find practical environmental solutions.

National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)
The NAFTC is a national leader in promoting programs and activities leading to energy independence and greater use of cleaner transportation. The NAFTC is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the U.S.

ational Biodiesel Board (NBB)
The NBB is a national trade association representing the U.S. biodiesel industry. Founded in 1992, its mission is to advance the interests of its members by creating sustainable biodiesel industry growth.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
The NREL is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Backed by 32 years of achievement, this Department of Energy facility leads the way in helping meet the growing demand for clean energy. 

  • News Releases — Index of NREL news releases on advanced vehicles and fuel technologies.
  • Vehicle Technologies Market Report - Released in February 2013, this report details the major trends in transportation energy and the underlying trends that caused them.

Propane Education and Research Council (PERC)
PERC promotes the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as a preferred energy resource through consumer and employee education and technology development and commercialization.

  • Propane Fuel Station Locator — A Department of Energy application that allows users to find alternative fuel stations near a specific location or along a route.   

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
A governmental department charged with advancing the national, economic and energy security of the U.S.; promoting scientific and technological innovation; and ensuring the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

  • 21st Century Truck — A DOE Vehicle Technologies Program partnership aimed at developing technologies for the nation’s trucks and buses that could safely and cost-effectively move larger volumes of freight and greater numbers of passengers while emitting little or no pollution and dramatically reducing dependence on foreign oil.
  • Alternative and Advanced Vehicle Cost Calculator - This tool uses basic information about your driving habits to calculate total cost of ownership and emissions for makes and models of most vehicles, including alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Also see the cost calculator widgets.  
  • Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Data Center (AFDC) — A comprehensive clearinghouse of data, publications, tools, and information related to advanced transportation technologies. Topics addressed by this site include fuels, vehicles, fleets, incentives and laws, data analysis and trends, and other information resources.
  • DOE Vehicle Technologies Program — Supports the mission of the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to strengthen America’s energy security, environmental quality and economic vitality through public-private partnerships.
  • Fuel Cell Technologies Program — DOE program that works to enable the widespread commercialization of fuel cells in diverse sectors of the economy.
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) — A national network with more than 400 locations and thousands of specialists who understand the needs of manufacturers. The MEP provides companies with services and access to public and private resources that enhance growth, improve productivity and expand capacity.
  • Natural Gas Fuel Station Locator — A Department of Energy application that allows users to find alternative fuel stations near a specific location or along a route.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
A U.S. government agency established in 1970 to consolidate a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection. The EPA’s mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment.

  • Clean School Bus USA — A public-private environmental partnership that seeks to reduce children’s exposure to air pollution from diesel school buses.
  • Emission Standards Reference Guide — Contains federal emission standards for on-road and non-road vehicles and engines, and related fuel sulfur standards. Each table includes the standards, useful life, warranty period and availability of averaging, banking and trading. In addition, the applicable Code of Federal Regulations citations are provided.
  • Emission Standards Reference Guide (Heavy-Duty) — Standards for heavy-duty highway vehicles and engines.
  • EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) — The NVFEL is part of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, which is responsible for carrying out laws to control air pollution from motor vehicles, engines and their fuels. The NVFEL is tasked with developing national regulatory programs to reduce mobile source-related air pollution; evaluating emission control technologies; testing vehicles, engines and fuels; and determining compliance with federal emission and fuel economy standards.
  • Green Vehicle Guide — Use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle (cars and light-duty trucks) that meets your needs.
  • Light-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Certification Guidelines — Covers OEM and alternative fuel conversion systems.
  • MOBILE6 Vehicle Emission Modeling Software — Gain access to this software as well as related presentations and training resources. MOBILE6 is an emission factor model for predicting gram per mile emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, particulate matter, and toxics from cars, trucks and motorcycles under various conditions.
  • Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) — The EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is developing MOVES, a new emission modeling system that will estimate emissions for mobile sources covering a broad range of pollutants and allow multiple-scale analysis. MOVES currently estimates emissions from cars, trucks and motorcycles.
  • SmartWay — Launched by the EPA in 2004, this innovative brand represents environmentally cleaner, more fuel-efficient transportation options. SmartWay identifies products and services that reduce transportation-related emissions. In a broader aspect, it signifies a partnership among government, business and consumers to protect the environment, reduce fuel consumption and improve air quality for future generations.