The transportation sector, our cars and trucks, is the second largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (electricity is #1) in the United States (U.S.). Today, transportation is the second highest expense for most Americans, behind housing. The U.S. uses 13 million barrels of oil a day (or $1 billion/day) for transportation. To reduce emissions from this sector will require the development and use of cleaner fuels and vehicles, greater fuel efficiency, as well as changes in development and our patterns of travel.
Although the Southeast is heavily dependent on the automobile, this region is also at the forefront of developing much-needed solutions such as electric vehicles and sustainable, advanced biofuels. Expansion of electric vehicles will help cut U.S. oil use, reduce greenhouse gases, lower consumer costs and build a strong, clean energy economy.
Advanced biofuels from switchgrass and other crops and biodiesel can also help displace petroleum oil use in the U.S. However, the types of feedstocks that are used, the method of harvesting and the associated greenhouse gas reduction benefits vary.
SACE is supporting the Union of Concerned Scientist's Half the Oil plan. The plan relies on realistic solutions for reducing oil use, including vehicle fuel efficiency, advanced vehicle, clean fuel innovation, and smart growth strategies. The Oil Solutions at Work web feature profiles a growing group of the Americans who are working to make these clean transportation solutions a reality. From entrepreneurs deploying fuel…
Atlanta Biodiesel Retail Station 250 Arizona Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Hours: 5:00am to dusk B20 and B100 Available Our state-of-the-art fueling station in Atlanta is a partnership between Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and Clean Energy Biofuels (CEB). The fueling station is also part of the Department of Energy’s I-75 Green Corridor Project that is creating the longest alternative fuels corridor in…
Grants and loan guarantees are currently available through U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for American Program (REAP). The funding is available to farmers and small rural businesses for renewable energy and energy efficiency equipment, energy technical assistance, energy audits, and feasibility studies. More information and other deadlines are available here. The USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) is a federal cost-share…
Biofuels are created from agricultural and forest material to power vehicles. Agricultural waste and residues, forestry residues, oil crops, animal fats, and waste oil can be converted to liquid or gaseous fuels, such as biodiesel, ethanol, and methanol. In the Southeast, the potential for producing biofuels is significant due to our abundant forestry and agricultural resources. A report released by the Oak Ridge National…
Here is a list of helpful resources for those interested in Biofuel: University of Georgia’s Bioenergy Initiative (B3I) Georgia Tech Research on Cellulosic Ethanol BioTenn University of Tennessee’s Biofuels Initiative Southeast Alternative Fuels Task Force Atlanta Clean Cities UGA Bioconversion Research and Education Center East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition Triangle Clean Cities Coalition Clean Cities of Middle Tennessse Bio-Willie Harvest…
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Highlights Clean Energy Biofuels’ biodiesel operation in Atlanta, GA. CEB is a full circle biodiesel company. We collect waste grease from local restaurants, process it at our 100% solar-powered production facility and sell it at the retail level at our fueling station at 250 Arizona Ave. near Candler Park. More information can be found at http://cleanenergybiofuels.com
School buses are often thought to be the safest way for childrento travel to school. But it also a way that children are exposed totoxic pollution from diesel emissions. The pollution builds up in thecabin of the bus and can be 3-5 times higher than outdoor air. Dieselpollution can exacerbate asthma, contribute to respiratory disordersand even cause cancer. The Georgia Clean Diesel Campaign is…
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