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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. 


U.S. Department of Energy, Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center 

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. 


·        Alternative and Advanced Fuels 

·        Clean Cities Program 

·        Greater Lansing Clean Cities 


·      U.S. Department of Energy - Bioenergy Home Page 


·       Ethanol Retailer 

·        Michigan Department of Agriculture - Michigan's Gasoline Corner 

Information on local gas prices, environmental concerns and alternative fuels. 

·        Michigan Corn Growers Association 

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. 


o       Michigan Ethanol plant information 


·        Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee Information on Soy Biodiesel production and use in Michigan. 


       ·       National Biodiesel Board 

National trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the United States. 

       ·       Clean Air Choice 

American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest - many links and information on clean air fuel choices. 


·       Renewable Fuels Association 

National trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry. 


·       Michigan State University Biomass Conversion Research Lab 

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 

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.