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About Louisiana Clean Fuels

Our Mission

The mission of Louisiana Clean Fuels, Inc. is to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options. 

As a member of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program, LCF strives to achieve its goals by employing a variety of strategies which include: promoting and implementing the use of domestically produced fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, increased fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction technologies.

Our History

Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF) was established in 1997 as an affiliate of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities program and received designation April 11, 2000. Formerly the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition, LCF operates as an independent non-profit association supported through its partnership with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and its stakeholders.

LCF is housed at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resource's Energy Division in downtown Baton Rouge. The LCF territory recently expanded and now includes 56 parishes, covering all of Louisiana except for those parishes covered by our sister organization, Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership, namely: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and Tangipahoa. The expansion of the LCF territory filled the need for enhanced regional collaboration on fueling corridor development and provides these regions with access to help and information for development. It also responds to LCF’s recent involvement eith the Capitol Region Planning Commission and the EPA’s Ozone Advance program, both of which strive to improve the air quality around the state through cleaner fuels and transportation opportunities. 

About Clean Cities

The US DOE Clean Cities Program supports public and private partnerships that work to support transportation fuel options and help reduce our nation's reliance on foreign petroleum. Clean Cities helps all parties identify mutual interests while meeting their individual objectives such as: the need to improve air quality, comply with federal fleet regulations, or identify and create markets for vehicles or fuel.

What are the goals of Clean Cities?

Clean Cities aims to reduce our nation’s dependence on imported petroleum and help provide solutions to air quality problems. Additional goals include: creating new jobs and commercial opportunities, facilitating vehicle and fuel production and sales, developing corridors with alternative fuel vehicle fueling facilities, and increasing public awareness of alternative fuels.

What are alternative fuels?

Alternative fuels were defined by the Energy Policy Act in 1992. Those fuels include natural gas (compressed and liquefied), methanol, hydrogen, electricity, biodiesel, ethanol, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or propane). Since the early 1990's, the vehicle market has seen technological improvements to offer cars and trucks that can run on these alternative fuels. To learn more about these alternative fuels, see our Learn About Alternative Fuels page.

How does Clean Cities Work?

The Clean Cities program mobilizes local stakeholders in government and industry. In approximately 100 coalitions across the country, Clean Cities draws local stakeholders from the public and private sectors. A Clean Cities coalition can provide a forum for members to leverage their resources, develop joint projects, collaborate on public policy issues, and promote petroleum reduction in their communities. Clean Cities emphasizes applications in “niche markets.” Examples include refuse and recycling trucks, freight and package delivery trucks, transit and school buses, and airport, campus, and government vehicles.