We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.
We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.
We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.
We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.
We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.
We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.
We can change our community for the better through enhancing transportation energy efficiency, reducing reliance on petroleum, and improving air quality.

WHO WE ARE

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.

GRCC STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSE

Mission Statement
The Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC) organization is working to “foster the [region’s] economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.” We support a transition from conventional, petroleum-fueled vehicles to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). Our vision is to build a community that uses clean, affordable, and accessible energy for its personal and commercial transportation services.

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WHAT ARE ALTERNATIVE FUELS?

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

WHY ALTERNATIVE FUELS?

Clean Cities coalitions foster the economic, environmental, and energy security of the United States by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.

The United States consumes approximately 20 million barrels of petroleum per day, about three-fourths of which is used for transportation. Transportation also has a significant economic impact on American businesses and families, accounting for nearly one-sixth of the average household’s expenses (second only to housing). Improving efficiency and reducing costs in this sector can thereby make a notable impact on our economy. Increasing the use of domestic alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies can also reduce the emissions that impact our air quality and public health.

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.

EV Charging Station Map

EVS33 – World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition

EVS33 will assemble global leaders from industry, government, and academia to explore the technical, policy, and market achievements–and challenges–in transportation electrification. EVS33 features a major trade show, presentations on leading-edge electric mobility...

2020 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo

The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America. Each year, the show serves as the official meeting place for transportation executives looking to gain insight and hands-on access to...

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...

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...