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Alternative Fuels Information Resources
The Internet offers a wealth of information on alternative fuels. The links below represent some sources from state and federal government as well as industry resources and grass roots organizations dedicated to reducing reliance on foreign oil and promoting renewable alternative fuels.
The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) is an online collection of data and tools covering the topics of alternative transportation fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, idle reduction technologies, fuel blends, and fuel economy. The AFDC is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities and Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) fleet programs.
The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition is a non-profit organization that advocates for the expanded production and use of "E85 - Clean. Renewable. 105 Octane. Made in USA."
· Michigan's Biomass Energy Program, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth Energy Office
Encouraging increased production and use of energy derived from Michigan's biomass resources.
· Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Alternative Fuels
Information on petroleum or non-petroleum based fuels and their own specific environmental benefits.
Information on local gas prices, environmental concerns and alternative fuels.
The Michigan Corn website, representing the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan (CMPM) and the Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA). Headquartered in DeWitt, Michigan, CMPM is a legislatively established statewide program. MCGA is a grassroots organization with nearly 600 members.
Information on Soy Biodiesel production and use in Michigan.
National trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the United States.
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest - many links and information on clean air fuel choices.
National trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry.
The mission of the Biomass Conversion Research Laboratory at Michigan State University is to develop cost effective and environmentally attractive means of generating fuels, chemicals, materials, foods and feeds from renewable plant biomass.
American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is the grassroots voice of the ethanol industry, a membership-based association dedicated to the use and production of ethanol.
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