|The Central Ohio Clean Fuels Coalition (COCFC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, formed in January 2002 and based at The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research. Our mission is to improve air quality, protect health, safeguard our global environment, increase national energy security, and strengthen Ohio’s economy by advancing cleaner, American fuels and energy efficient vehicles. These include biodiesel, natural gas, propane, ethanol, electric, hybrid electric, and hydrogen/fuel cells.
|We focus on deploying technologies available today while building bridges to more advanced technologies of the future. In April 2002, COCFC received official designation as a Clean Cities coalition by the U.S. Department of Energy, and works with a network of dozens of other coalitions in the Midwest and nationwide. COCFC also is a member of National Clean Cities Inc., a non-profit umbrella organization for many coalitions and industry players.
Our transportation sector - cars, trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles - is 97% dependant on petroleum-based fuels. This “addiction” to petroleum is not found in other energy sectors in our economy. It is increasingly dangerous for our nation and the world and harmful to our environment both locally and globally. It also is a drag on our economy. Technologies and fuels to reduce our petroleum dependence exist today.
Our strategy emphasizes efforts to deploy American fuel vehicles (AFVs) and refueling stations to support their use, and to reduce consumption of petroleum by displacing it with American fuels and increasing the fuel efficiency of motor vehicles. To do this we:
In addition to deployment activities we conduct educational programming focused on secondary students, public officials and the general public. We also monitor public policy issues and educate policy-makers about issues relevant to our mission and goals.
COCFC is supported primarily by our members, government and private grants, and fees for professional services. We are governed by a Board of Directors, which receives no compensation and is elected by our members. Board meetings generally occur quarterly; a formal membership meeting takes place annually. The work of the organization also is supported by three permanent committees, project development, outreach and education, and policy, on which members voluntarily serve. COCFC currently employs a nearly full time Executive Director and part time Administrative Coordinator.
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For more information contact Sam Spofforth, Executive Director, at [email protected] or (614) 292-5435.
Central Ohio Clean Fuels Coalition
930 Kinnear Road Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 292-5435 Fax: (614) 688-4111
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