Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project
The Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) 2013-15 project is currently in a third phase of support from the N.C. Department of Transportation with $6.2 million in federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funding.
The CFAT project is focused on reducing transportation related emissions in NC counties that have air quality concerns. The 2013 to 20115 project is funded by the N.C. Department of Transportation and covers three broad areas: education and outreach, project funding, and recognition of exemplary activities (Mobile CARE).
For a summary overview of the CFAT project 2006-2012, click here.
For the overall CFAT summary of projects and emissions benefits, click here.
For eligible CFAT counties, click here.
Funds are provided for transportation related emission reduction projects in 24 North Carolina counties (Cabarrus, Catawba, *Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, *Haywood, *Iredell, Johnston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Nash, Orange, Person, Rowan, *Swain, Union, and Wake [*Represents partial counties]) that do not meet national air quality standards. Sub-award funding is provided through an annual request for proposal process. CFAT can provide up to 80 percent of the costs for alternative fuel refueling infrastructure, idle reduction technologies, and diesel retrofits , as well as 80 percent of the increments costs for alternative fuel vehicles and eligible hybrid electric vehicles. Over $4,000,000 will be provided to emission reduction technology sub-award funding through the 2013-2015 CFAT project.
Education and Outreach
Outreach efforts include annual conferences, technical workshops, presentations, regional meetings, informational materials, and individual consultations. The audiences for these outreach events include public and private fleet managers, civic organizations, non-profits, fuel providers, and other decision makers.
The 2013-15 project will also include the establishment of a technical advisory committee to develop clean transportation related training programs and opportunities
Additional education and outreach efforts include a public media campaign including billboards and other media sources such as radio, television and web based resources
The N.C. Solar Center Clean Transportation program has teamed up with the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition and other North Carolina partners on education and outreach activities. These partners are available to speak about clean transportation technologies and practices at local events.
For speaking events in:
•Charlotte area contact Jason Wager (704) 348-2707
•Triangle area contact Kathy Boyer (919) 558-9400
•Other areas of NC contact Anne Tazewell (919) 513-7831.
Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (Mobile CARE) is an annual awards initiative to seek out and recognize individual and organizational efforts at reducing transportation related emissions through the following:
•expanding educational opportunities and conducting outreach
•implementing alternative fuel and advanced transportation technologies and formulating practices.
For more information about the Mobile Care program see the Mobile Care success stories and award winners.
The CFAT 2013-15 project will include the launch of a statewide Green Fleet program to recognize fleet efforts across a spectrum of continued efforts to reduce transportation emissions and enhance energy diversity and efficiency efforts.
NC Mobile CARE Award Winners
Triangle Clean Cities Coalition promotes the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in the Triangle Region by creating partnerships to develop the AFV market and related infrastructure. For more information contact Kathy Boyer at (919) 558-9400.
Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition promotes, accelerates, and expands the use of alternative fuels in the transportation sector in the counties surrounding the Charlotte area. For more information please contact Jason Wager at (704) 348-2707.
Mobile CARE partnerships are increasing the use of alternative fuels and advanced technologies in the Triad, Upper Coastal Plain, and other regions of the state not served by an existing Clean Cities coalition. For more information, contact: Anne Tazewell at (919) 513-7831.