updated: 9/29/2010 2:32:17 PM
The Indiana Department of Transportation is creating what could be the largest single-state propane AutoGas fueling network. INDOT has awarded North Carolina-based Alliance AutoGas a $3.2 million contract to implement 115 clean AutoGas fueling stations. The state will also convert 227 Ford vans and trucks to run on the alternative fuel.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
September 29, 2010
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 29-- In what is slated to be the nation's largest single-state propane AutoGas fueling network, Indiana's Department of Transportation has awarded Alliance AutoGas a $3.2 million contract for the implementation of 115 clean AutoGas fueling stations. This network is the first of its kind, providing Indiana's public and private fleet vehicles with easily accessible, statewide AutoGas fueling. The project will help Indiana eliminate the logistical challenges of transitioning to clean alternative fuels.
As part of $10.1 million funded by the U.S. Department of Energy ARRA funds, the unprecedented AutoGas fueling network will facilitate the use of this clean-burning vehicle fuel across the entire state of Indiana. Once the fueling network is complete, an AutoGas fueling station will be within 30 miles of virtually any locale in the state, which means Indiana drivers will have uninterrupted access to emissions-reducing and domestically produced AutoGas.
Indiana's Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Department of Transportation are genuinely dedicated to cleaning up the state's air and working to reduce American dependence on foreign oil – and Alliance AutoGas is helping them to realize these goals.
"We are honored to receive this award and we consider it a vote of confidence from the Indiana state government," says Henry Bodie, Alliance AutoGas vice president of business development. "This DOE-funded project reasserts that AutoGas is a critical piece of the U.S. energy equation."
As part of a joint venture, Alliance AutoGas founding partners will facilitate the development and installation of the expansive statewide infrastructure, as well as provide state-of-the-art AutoGas dispensing and fueling equipment. "We're proud of the products and services that we offer and our ability to offer them cost effectively," says Bodie.
Indiana's groundbreaking adoption of AutoGas, which is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world, is a testament to the fuel's merits and also a demonstration of the state's efforts to stay at the forefront of alternative fuel technologies. To this end, Indiana will also convert 227 Ford vans and trucks to run on AutoGas. American Alternative Fuel, an Alliance AutoGas founding partner, will provide equipment for these conversions, marking another piece of this statewide project that has been awarded to Alliance AutoGas.
About Alliance AutoGas:
The Alliance AutoGas joint venture for this project includes Blossman Gas (the nation's largest independent propane retailer), American Alternative Fuel (renowned alternative fuel systems specialists), and Superior Energy Systems (premier AutoGas fueling equipment provider). AutoGas is immediately available to meet our nation's critical need for domestic energy because both the technology and fuel are here now. AutoGas is clean, domestically produced, and is significantly less expensive than conventional gasoline. Alliance AutoGas provides America's fleets with vehicle conversions, onsite fueling and technical support.
Source: Alliance AutoGas