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Welcome to The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition!

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC), a nonprofit membership-based organization, is the state's principal coordinating point for alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. ACFC is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. The promotion of clean, renewable, domestic energy sources helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil, improves local air quality, and increases economic development investments in our local communities.

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October Question of the Month: What idle reduction technologies are available for heavy-duty vehicles?


Heavy-duty vehicle idling, or running a vehicle’s engine while it is not in motion, occurs for a number of reasons, including temperature control during required rest stops, powering electronic equipment, and to avoid cold starting the vehicle. According to Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), more than 6 billion gallons of diesel and gasoline fuel are wasted by vehicle engine idling—with half from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles alone. 

Alabama Prisons Adopt Propane, Establish Fuel Savings for Years to Come

Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC)

Sept. 14, 2016

“Propane is a cleaner, inexpensive fuel that allows the Alabama Department of Corrections to reduce its dependence on imported oil. Additionally, the state's work release center staff and inmates like the convenience of having the propane fueling stations onsite, which reduces the amount of time that would be required to fuel the vehicles at commercial gas stations.”      

Andy Farquhar, Alabama Department of Corrections Industries, former Director, Montgomery, Alabama

MotorWeek Features Virginia Transportation CNG Car Haulers



Our success story this week takes us to Talladega, Alabama, where one company is hauling clean with CNG. Virginia Transportation Corporation moves new vehicles from railroads, ports, and plants.  This 100 percent CNG dedicated fleet trailers 1200 SUVs, pickups and minivans per day from the nearby Honda assembly plant to the railhead right next to their brand new CNG station.

Wendy Ferguson: “we designed, we built, we own, we operate, we maintain this station, so we’re completely self-sustaining and that’s a great feeling.”

By using CNG, this fleet will displace about 475,000 gallons of diesel per year, reducing CO2 emissions.

With partners like the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Virginia Transportation is committed to clean energy for the long haul.

Question of the Month: What are the Current and Future Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Question: What are the current and future medium and heavy-duty vehicle standards? We have the answer!

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (collectively, HDVs) are expected to surpass light-duty vehicle (LDV) emissions by 2030. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 directed the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish fuel efficiency standards for HDVs.

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Energy Symposium Slated for Birmingham!

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