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California Department of General Services Grant For the California Low Carbon Fuels Infrastructure Investment Initiative

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The California Department of General Services (DGS) will use grant funding to help build 75 dispensers supplying low carbon, domestically produced E85 to consumers as well as private and public fleets throughout the state.

DGS will partner with Propel Fuels, Inc., the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition, CALSTART, and local Conservation Corps of California to develop a statewide network of E85 fuel dispensers. Propel Fuels has conducted an extensive market analysis to determine the best fueling locations, taking into account census demographic data, alternative-fuel vehicle registration information, analyses of traffic patterns and interviews with customers. DGS and Propel will carry out an education and outreach plan to increase public awareness about the availability of alternative fuels, and will coordinate with local Conservation Corps to offer green job training.

Grant Amount

The Energy Commission is providing $4,000,000. The US Department of Energy also is providing $6,917,000 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Match Funding

The project participants are providing $12,098,115.

Project Benefits

This project will displace an estimated 24 million gallons of petroleum-based fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 180,000 tons CO2 per year. This project will create or retain over 450 jobs while creating opportunities in at least 18 of California’s Enterprise Zones.

Grant Agreement Number: ARV-09-006

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