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    New Tools in Transportation: AFLEET Update

    Propane School Bus FuelingA newly updated version of the AFLEET Tool from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is now available. AFLEET — short for Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation Tool — is a free publicly available tool that calculates and compares the costs and environmental benefits of a broad range of alternative fuel technologies.

    The AFLEET Tool is ideally suited to aid those who make purchasing decisions for fleets as they compare vehicle technologies for emission reductions and air quality gains. This new version adds the ability to look at air pollutant emissions from well-to-wheel as it lets users evaluate not just “at-the-tailpipe” air pollutants, but also those arising from fuel production.

    New AFLEET Features:

    • Idle Reduction Calculator 
    • Low-NOx engine option for CNG and LNG heavy-duty vehicles
    • Diesel in-use emissions multiplier sensitivity case
    • Well-to-pump air pollutants
    • Vehicle cycle petroleum use, GHGs, and air pollutants
    • Renewable diesel vehicles
    • Electric commercial trucks
    • Updated biofuel and RNG feedstocks

    Learn more about AFLEET here.


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    Vehicle Technologies Office Fact of the Week

    Over half of all carbon monoxide (CO) emissions in 2002 were from highway vehicles; by 2016 that fell to 30%. The share of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from highway vehicles declined from 43% of all NOx emissions in 2002 to 34% in 2016. The highway share of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions declined by 9% during this same period. Highway vehicles contributed less than 3% of all particulate matter (PM) emissions.

    Highway Share of All Pollutant Emissions, 2002-2016

    Graphics showing highway share of all pollutant emissions (CO, NOx, PM, and VOC) from 2001 to 2016

    Note: Particulate matter emissions include both fine particle matter less than 10 microns (PM-10) and fine particle matter less than 2.5 microns (PM-2.5). Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Emissions Inventory and Air Pollutant Emissions Trends Data.Fact #998 Dataset


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    Sponsorships and Table Top Exhibit Space Available for LCF Fall Stakeholder Meeting & Annual Awards

    November 2, 2017 | 10:30 am-2:00pm | BRCC

    Show your support for Clean Cities and sponsor or exhibit at our Annual Clean Fuel Leader Awards and Fall Stakeholder Meeting.

    Don't miss our biggest event of 2017! Join up to 100 of our stakeholders for lunch and networking at the new BRCC Automotive Technology Center to celebrate this year's outstanding projects and individuals who have made significant contributions to alternative fuels in our state at our Annual Clean Fuel Leader Awards. 

    Sponsorships, LIMITED table top exhibit space & vehicle display opportunities are available. Contact Stephanie at stephanie@louisianacleanfuels.org

    • Table-Top Exhibits:  $150 (Limit 8)
    • Vehicle Display: Free (First come- first serve: Space is limited. No more than 4 light duty vehicles allowed on front circle. Medium/Heavy Duty Vehicles must park on the side of the training center)
    • Lunch Sponsorships:  $300 (Unlimited)
    • Awards Ceremony Sponsorship Levels:  $500 & $1,000. Sponsors at $1,000 level given the opportunity to speak at the event or give out the award of their choice.

    Are you an LCF Member? Check to see if you qualify for free or discounted sponsorships and booth space! Call or email Stephanie today!

     

     

    Dr. Chuck Carr Brown, LDEQ Secretary to preside as Master of Ceremonies

    As Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Dr. Brown is responsible for facilitating the Department’s Mission of providing service to the people of Louisiana through comprehensive environmental protection in order to promote and protect health, safety and welfare while considering sound policies regarding employment and economic development, with a vision of being a respected steward of the State's environment.  


    Don't miss this great opportunity network with other members and clean fuel stakeholders over lunch!
     

    Tentative Agenda:

    10:00 - 10:30 AM       Registration, Networking & Exhibits


    10:30 - 11:30 AM

     

     

     
    • VW Settlement
    • FHWA Alt Fuel Corridors
    • Changes to the state tax credits
    • New Membership Benefits
    11:30 - Noon   Sponsor or Keynote Presentation (TBD)
    Noon - 12:30 PM   Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
    12:30 - 1:30 PM   Clean Fuel Leader Awards
    LDEQ Secretary, Chuck Carr Brown
    1:30 - 2:00 PM   Networking & Exhibits

     

    Meeting Location:

    BRCC's McKay Automotive Technology Center
    2115 North Lobdell 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70818

     

    Lodging Suggestions:

    Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Baton Rouge Downtown
    Address: 462 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    Phone: (225) 382-2100

    Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center (Downtown Hotel)
    201 Lafayette Street,
    Baton Rouge, LA  70801

    WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection
    Address: 150 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    Phone: (225) 408-3200

    Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown
    Address: 200 Convention St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    Phone: (225) 343-1515

    Baton Rouge Marriott
    5500 Hilton Avenue  (Near College Drive and I-10)
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808 USA

    Holiday Inn Express Downtown
    400 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

    Best Western Chateau Louisianne Suite Hotel
    710 N Lobdell Boulevard Baton Rouge, La, 70806

    Any hotel in the College Drive / I-10 area or in Downtown Baton Rouge
    would be convenient.


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