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E85 Fueling Infrastructure In Western New York


Project Information

Award Amount:$82,740.00
Dollars Leveraged:$0.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/03-9/30/04
URL:n/a
Description:This project focused on an immediate opportunity to jump-start the development of an E85 fueling infrastructure in western and central New York State. The goal of this project was to develop a network of three strategically located public access ethanol (E85) fueling sites at NOCO's retail fueling stations in the Buffalo and Rochester, New York areas.

Project Outcomes/Results
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and its partners developed a network of three strategically-located public access ethanol (E85) fueling sites at NOCO Energy Corporation retail fueling stations in the Buffalo and Rochester, NY area. The facilities were initial used by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to fuel 100 of its flexible-fuel postal vehicles in the Buffalo area, and 75 flexible-fuel postal vehicles in Rochester. The facilities will also be used by New York State agencies and other federal fleet facilities. Also, an additional 200 flexible-fuel vehicles used the fueling facilities over a two year time span.

NOCO, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC), New York State Office of General Services (NYSOGS) and Clean Communities of Western New York (CCWNY) marketed the availability of the fueling sites within the Western New York area. In addition, the New York State Thruway Authority placed trhee E85 fueling stations along the New York State Thruway to provide a "Clean Fuel Corridor" from the State's Capital in Albany to Buffalo, NY. The goal was to dispense approximately 175,000 gallons of E85 fuel annually from this new network of fueling facilities. Grant funds helpd supplement NYSERDA's increased cost of this domestically produced cleaner burning fuel.

NYSERDA and its partners:
1) Established the first network of E85 fueling facilities in New York State.
2) Provided an alternative-fuel source for the hundreds of flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) being placed on in New York by the USPS, federal and state fleets, and other consumers.
3) Developed in-state production of ethanol.
4) Reduced greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalents) an estimated 2800 tons over the life of the targeted vehicles.
5) Reduced petroleum consumption by an estimated 857,000 gallons over the life of the targeted vehicles.
6. Expanded the use of ethanol across New York State to include state run facilities in Erie County, Onondaga County and Albany County.

Products/Reports

There are no reports associated with this project.


Funding Organizations

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.

National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) - Primary Contact

3118 Emerald Lane
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
p: 573-635-8445
f: 573-635-5466
info@E85Fuel.com
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.

New York State Energy Research And Development Authority - Primary Contact

17 Columbia Circle
Albany, New York 12203-6399
p: 866-NYSERDA
Individual Contacts
  • Patrick Bolton

New York State Office of General Services (NYSOGS) Clean Fueled Vehicles Program - Primary Contact

Empire State Plaza
37th Floor, Corning Tower
Albany, New York 12242
p: 518-473-6594
f: 518-474-0244
NYS.Clean.Fuel@ogs.state.ny.us
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.

U.S. EPA Region 2 - Primary Contact

290 Broadway
New York, New York 10007-1866
p: 212-637-3000
Individual Contacts

Clean Communities of Western New York (CCWNY) - Partner

There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.


Organizations Receiving Funding

There is no organization designated as receiving funding for this project.

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