Integrating Medium and Heavy Duty Natural Gas Vehicles into Your Fleet

Learn about medium and heavy-duty vehicles that operate on conventional or renewable natural gas, available refueling options, and maintenance facility modifications needed to ensure the safe operation of gaseous-fuel vehicles.


Greater Rochester Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy sponsored program designed to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and their underlying support systems throughout the Greater Rochester area.

Our organization is built on the premise that we can change our communities for the better through cooperation and voluntary partnerships, working to reduce our reliance on imported oil and improve air quality.

Through GRCC, we develop public/private partnerships to promote alternative fuels and vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction.

Alternative fuels are options to gasoline or diesel including propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, methanol, biodiesel, and ethanol.


Each year we increase our dependence on imported oil — which increases the trade deficit, costs us jobs, and undermines our national security. Moreover, emissions from vehicles are the single largest contributor to air pollution in the Rochester region.


The U.S. consumes nearly 20 million barrels of oil per day, of which almost 60% is imported. Our nation spends about $260 billion on petroleum imports per year—money that leaves our economy, taking jobs with it. Moreover, imports are expected to grow to nearly 70% by the end of the decade. These forces have encouraged the development of new domestic sources of power for vehicles.

GRCC Coordinator David Keefe presents Chris Modesti, Senior VP and COO for Sweeteners Plus, with a certificate of recognition for the company’s participation in the GRCC CMAQ program with 5 CNG Class 8 tractors.

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Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool Updates

The Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) tool, developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory for the Clean Cities coalition network within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable...

GRCC Fleet Electrification Workshop

On January 15, 2020, GRCC hosted a Fleet Electrification Workshop at I- Square Conference Center in Irondequoit. The purpose of the event was to demonstrate how fleets can deploy electric vehicles in their operations. The presentations from the panelists and speakers...

2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

The 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo will be in Tampa, Florida this year. This is an opportunity for networking with biodiesel decision makers from around the world and to get an insider’s look at what the industry has in store for 2020.

Multi-port, 1+MW Charging System for Medium- and Heavy-Duty EVs: What We Know and What Is on the Horizon?

Join Argonne senior engineer, Ted Bohn, to learn more about the state of the industry for high-power, fast charging for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles. Ted leads the Industry Engagement working group of the DOE multi-lab “Multi-port 1 + MW Charging System...

Local Clean Energy Champions Advocate for Clean Vehicles

On December 10,  in front of EV Charge Solutions, an electric vehicle equipment distributor in Rush NY, local business leaders and clean energy advocates joined the Sierra Club to call on Governor Cuomo to adopt a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor...