Indiana's Resource for Clean Transportation
Improving air quality since 1999
June 2022
Register now for our Annual Conference & Expo Aug. 9
Register now for the Drive Clean Indiana Annual Conference & Expo Aug. 9 at the Blue Chip Stardust Event Center in Michigan City! This must-attend event includes indoor vehicle displays, two exhibit halls, breakout sessions & our annual awards ceremony. Check out the latest vehicle and equipment types and technologies in our indoor vehicles displays. Join us for breakout sessions with panel discussions featuring the top experts in the industry on the latest trends in the sustainable transportation field. Secure your sponsorship, exhibit booth or indoor vehicle display space today to get your brand in front of the top decision-makers in the industry.

Register for our 10th Annual Golf Outing Sept. 20
Join us Sept. 20 for one of our most popular events of the year, the 10th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing! The event will feature all of the activities our annual golf outing is known for – fun on the links, delicious meals, cocktails, raffles, on-course contests, networking and more! We’ll be back at the beautiful White Hawk Country Club, 1001 White Hawk Drive in Crown Point, Indiana. Not a golfer? Not a problem! Register to join us for dinner! Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available, with higher levels yielding greater perks. We are also seeking donations of raffle items. Contact Vicky Brann by phone at (219) 427-8756 or via email for details!

Federal funding helps schools carry more students – not more costs
The 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law committed $5 billion to the Environmental Protection Agency to fund a program replacing aging diesel school buses with environmentally friendly alternatives. And while many administrators are talking about the program in terms of electric buses, the Clean School Bus program also allocates funding for alternative fuel vehicles and near-zero-emission vehicles, including school buses powered by propane autogas. For many districts around the country, propane school buses are a more viable option than electric vehicles because they offer a lower total cost of ownership while still reducing greenhouse gas emissions and giving students a safe, healthy ride to school.

Lightning Day events a huge success
We were happy to spend time with our co-host Lightning eMotors at their two Lightning Day events this month at NIRPC in Portage and Lincolnland Economic Development in Rockport. These events were a great way to learn all about electrification and to network with stakeholders who all have the same goal: to make our Earth a better place. Attendees had the opportunity to ride or drive in their zero-emission, medium-duty commercial vehicles. Thank you again to our co-hosts, site hosts and attendees for two great events!
Crowley Engineering to host solar open house July 21
Join Drive Clean Indiana member Crowley Engineering July 21 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central for a Solar PV System Open House to celebrate the installation of solar panels at the firm’s office facility. They are looking forward to a fun event to mark the milestone, which will include a food truck serving BBQ. Crowley Engineering is proud to have partnered with the Indiana Office of Energy Development and Great Lakes Electrical Maintenance to develop the successful project. The solar panels will enable Crowley Engineering to generate clean energy for electrical loads at its office facility while providing excess power to the grid. Please RSVP by July 18, 2022 to Rosie at (219) 322-4422 or if you plan to attend.
Opinion: Support sustainable transportation to further economic development
Whenever anyone has to make an investment of any kind, large or small, they have to ask themselves the question, “What’s in it for me?” One thing that binds us all is money. Whether it is the household budget for an individual consumer, the budget for a small family-owned business, a large corporation, a local city, the state or the feds, everyone wants to increase income and reduce spending. We know that sustainable transportation options including alternative fuel and electric vehicles and their fueling and charging options provide excellent long-term returns on investment and significant cost savings over traditional gasoline and diesel options, especially now with gas and diesel prices at all-time highs.

This month on "Green Fleet Radio"
Drive Clean Indiana Executive Director Carl Lisek's weekly radio show "Green Fleet Radio" airs three times each Wednesday on Lakeshore Public Radio with generous support from NIRPC. Guests this month are Thomas Dow from the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, Flyn Van Ewijk of Fulcrum BioEnergy, BJ Johnson of ClearFlame Engine Technologies & Robert Merrion of Allison Transmission. Listeners can tune in to Lakeshore Public Radio at 89.1 FM or stream online.

Member Spotlight: bp
bp -- with international headquarters in London and North American headquarters in Houston -- has been a Platinum Level Drive Clean Indiana member since 2021. bp is an integrated energy business with operations in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Asia and Africa. In 2020, bp set its ambition to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and to help the world get to net zero. This ambition is supported by 10 aims: five to help bp become a net zero company and five to help the world get there, too. Together, they set out a path that bp believes is consistent with the Paris goals. In February 2022, bp provided an update on its progress against its three strategic focus areas: resilient hydrocarbons, convenience and mobility and low carbon energy.

Featured Technology: Hydrogen
Hydrogen (H2) is a potentially emission-free alternative fuel that can be produced using domestic resources. Although not widely used as a transportation fuel, government and industry researchers are working on the advancement of clean economical and safe hydrogen production and fuel-cell electric vehicles. Hydrogen is locked up in enormous quantities in water (H2O), hydrocarbons (such as methane, CH4) and other organic matter. Efficiently producing hydrogen from these compounds is one of the challenges of using hydrogen as a fuel.

Join DCI at COMVEC in Indianapolis this September
Join us Sept. 20-22 at COMVEC in Indianapolis. As the only North American forum that addresses vehicles and equipment spanning the on-highway, off-highway, agricultural, construction, industrial, military and mining sectors, COMVEC™ is powering future innovation through reducing CO2 emissions and improving vehicle efficiencies. There, you’ll discover the latest advancements in internal combustion engines, autonomous vehicles, new powertrain options and more — and connect with engineering professionals to network, hear keynotes and participate in panel discussions on the most important topics impacting the industry.

Upcoming Events
ROUSH Factory
Tour Event
St. Livonia, Michigan
July 6-7, 2022
Partners for Clean Air Day at Gary RailCats
The Steel Yard, Gary
Aug. 14, 2022
Electric Bus
Ride & Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana
Aug. 19, 2022
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