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April 12, 2002

Central Ohio Joins Clean Cities Program

DOE designated the Central Ohio region as the newest member of its Clean Cities Program last week. The designation recognizes the Central Ohio Clean Fuels Coalition, which serves the city of Columbus and seven surrounding counties, for its commitment to using alternative fuel vehicles and building local markets for alternative transportation fuels.

Several refueling stations in Central Ohio offer alternative fuel to both fleets and the general public. Although most of the facilities offer natural gas and propane, the region is also home to the state's first public-access pump providing E85, an alternative fuel that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. See the DOE press release.

Clean Cities is a voluntary, public-private partnership program coordinated by DOE and designed to increase the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. See the Clean Cities Web site at.

Clean Cities is also working at the international level -- see the Clean Cities International Web site.