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Welcome from Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities!

Published on January 28, 2009 by in Uncategorized

Hello and welcome! Here’s some information on what Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) is and what we’re working to accomplish.

PRCC is a nonprofit membership organization designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. Build and support the infrastructure needed for a strong alternative fuel and alternative vehicle market in Western Pennsylvania.
  2. Serve the needs of its member organizations through education, business consulting, development and grant writing and management of federal and state-funded projects.
  3. Serve as the designated regional organization for all U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program initiatives, including project funding.
 
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2015 Odyssey Day

Published on August 5, 2015 by in Uncategorized

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), convenes every two years for Odyssey Day, a nationwide event to help educate fleet managers, municipalities, corporations, and others about alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and the important role these vehicles play in providing solutions to our nation’s growing energy security and environmental issues.

Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities is hosts their Odyssey Day every year in October and this years’ event will again be held at the West Hills Center of the Community College of Allegheny College on October 16,2015 and we would like to invite you to attend.  Alternative fueled vehicles will be on display, and experts will be on hand that can answer any questions you might have.  Representatives from user organizations will be making presentations starting at 9:30 AM.

 

Our Theme is: “20th Anniversary of PRCC”

 

This years’ agenda will have breakout Sessions on:

 

Clean Fuel Clean Rivers

Hear from a group of speakers about some projects that include using alternative fuels on our rivers.

 

Liquidfied Natural Gas

Listen to a number of speakers who produce and/or use liquidfied natural gas as an alternative fuel

 

Electric Vehicle/Plug-in Electric Vehicle Panel

Listen to vendors and users prospective of Electric and Plug-in Electric Vehicles

 

CCAC Alternative Fuel Workshop

Listen to CCAC instructors talk about some of their alternative fuel classes and vehicles.

 

Use of Alternative Fuel in small Engines

Attend to hear about what alternative fuels are being used in small engines.

 

Alternative Fuels Panel

Panel of speakers will talk about when fleets are considering using alternative fuels.

 

DOE Clean Cities Workshop

Panel will be able to view and see how to navigate all the DOE Tools and information.

 

Sustainability

Presenters will talk about what they are doing to be a sustainable organization and alternative fuels

 

 

To register go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FHKlOQ_lAKrz4rUlVyzutRskFSvYspHqNLulov716Gw/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Vendors are welcome to register at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13HXfQ4Ao4tfipLrInhUo46iX64anNw6rEsBrUCIR5xI/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

(Free to PRCC Members) $200.00 for Non Members

 

 

Sponsorships Available:

Breakfast: $500.00 (Logo on Program and Brief Morning Speech)

Lunch: Four each at $500.00 or two each $1,000.00 one at $2000.00 (Logo on Program and Afternoon Speech)

Drawings: Four each at $100.00, two at $200.00 or one at $400.00 (Logo on Program and Recognition at Drawing)

 

For more information contact Rick Price at coordinator@pgh-cleancities.org or 412-735-4114

 
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Clean Fuel Ohio and Optimus Technologies are Hosting a Free Webinar

Published on August 3, 2015 by in Uncategorized

Clean Fuels Ohio has teamed up with Optimus Technologies to host a free webinar on biofuel conversion systems. Optimus Technologies is a biofuel conversion company based in Pittsburgh and has arranged for the City of Pittsburgh to speak at the webinar and share their experience using Optimus’ technologies. We encourage anyone interested to attend. The webinar will be held tomorrow so register now!

More information and a registration link can be found here. 

 
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Petroleum Reduction Workshop for Bio-Fuels

Published on August 3, 2015 by in Uncategorized
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Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities has scheduled a Petroleum Reduction Technology Bio-Fuels PRT Workshop for August 21, 2015. The workshop will be held at the Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center – 1000 Mckee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071. The workshops will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Each participant will be given fact sheets about the specific technologies of the workshop and a chance to interact with people who already are using a specific fuel and or technology and see some of the alternative fueled vehicles

To register for the Bio-Fuels PRT Workshop click here.

 
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PRCC to Hold Idle Reduction Workshop

WHERE: Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

WHEN:July 9, 2015 9:30am to 11:30am

This workshop will discuss the importance of idle reduction technologies and policies. The advantages and reasons to consider adopting idle reduction policies will be explored, as well as a discussion of the health, environmental, economic, and energy security benefits associated with idle reduction technology. There will also be a presentation for fleets as there are many options available for fleet managers who wish to convert their fleets with these technologies. There will be a presentation conducted to provide information specific to idle reduction. This workshop will provide the information necessary for fleet managers to determine if using these technologies and policies are viable for their fleet.

To register for the Idle Reduction Workshop. go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hh7n7p2vCJbOKw8m9f3BA3vEO-xlWZXZHsOanVZNWGQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

 
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Sunoco: Offering Alternatives at Pittsburgh International Airport

By: Kristie Kubovic, Director of Communications, Shale Media Group

Edited By: Mindy Gattner, Editor, Shale Media Group

Photos By: Shale Media Group

Sunoco celebrated the Grand Reopening of their refueling station and APlus store at the Pittsburgh International Airport on Monday, June 8. During the remodel,

Sunoco added three alternative fueling options: compressed natural gas (CNG), propane, and electric/hybrid charging.

It is the first station in Pennsylvania to offer all three options and only the ninth CNG refueling station across southwestern Pennsylvania. “Sunoco has always been about giving customers choices. Whatever they need for fueling, whether it be alternative fuel or traditional, we’re going to give it to them,” stated Jeff Shields, Communications Manager, Sunoco, Inc.

CNG and propane autogas are domestically abundant, clean, safe, quiet, powerful, efficient, and economical for the United States.

In addition, they are affordable, costing less than their gasoline and diesel counterparts, and offer price stability, consistently remaining under $2.30/GGE (gas gallon equivalent), while their counterparts, gasoline and diesel, often vary dramatically and are very dependent upon international affairs, particularly in the Middle East. The price of both CNG and propane look to remain stable due to this nation’s abundant shale oil and gas reserves found throughout the country’s various shale formations, such as the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays.

Perhaps more importantly, both offer America energy security and less of a dependence on foreign oil.

During the brief ceremony, Shields along with Dennis Pivik, Vice President—Engineering, Allegheny County Airport Authority; Rick Price, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC); Ron Schramm, President, ProGas, Inc.; and Tommy Johnson, VP for Government Relations, CONSOL Energy, talked about the achievement.

First up, Shields thanked those involved in the project and expressed, “This is an exciting day for us. We have a lot to celebrate.

We now have alternatives for our customers in addition to gasoline and diesel.” In Pennsylvania, this station is Sunoco’s first to provide propane and second to offer CNG. Shields added, “We opened our first CNG station in the Commonwealth on the turnpike at  “Pittsburgh is unique because of the resources of the Marcellus Shale play. Western Pennsylvania is fertile ground in terms of CNG and propane. the New Stanton Turnpike Plaza in November.”

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Tesla owners/travelers have a charging option at the Westin Convention Hotel Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Westin Convention Hotel in Pittsburgh is now equipped with a charging station for Tesla vehicles.

 
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Western Pennsylvania American Public Works Association Holds Equipment Event

On June 4, 2015 the Western Pennsylvania Chapter held its annual Equipment Show event at Franklin Park. Over 37 municipalities attended to see all the new and different equipment available from a number of vendors. The Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities and its stakeholders brought alternative fuels vehicles and equipment for display. PRCC had a CNG Honda Civic at the event for display and Ride-n-Drives. Ron Schramm from ProGas had his propane bi-fuel van and Exmark had their propane lawnmower on display.

 
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CP Industries Announces Organizational Changes

CP Industries, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of seamless high-pressure vessels for Industrial Gas, Offshore, Defense Alternative-fuel storage applications, is pleased to announce several organizational changes.  Brian Kochanski, Quality Assurance Manager, has been promoted to Director of Continuous Improvement & IT Systems.  He will be leading the rollout of the company’s new MRP system and implementation.  Additionally, Mr. Kochanski will be responsible for LEAN Manufacturing and Quality Assurance.

William Yurek was recently hired as the company’s new controller.  In his new role, he will also provide MRP system support.   He joins CP Industries with nearly 20 years of combined experience as an accountant and controller.  Mr. Yurek served in the United States Marine Corps and earned his B.S. Business/Accounting from Duquesne University.

CP Industries has also appointed Kevin Collins VP of Sales & Marketing.  Collins, formerly VP of Business Development, will be responsible for driving new products to market in Industrial Gas, Alternative Fuels and Offshore sectors.

Michael Larsen, President of CPI, commented, “These organizational changes combined with our LEAN effort and new product developments over the last four years will ensure that we maintain our leadership position in our end markets and with the customers that we serve .“

 
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