Wisconsin Clean Cities Newsletter: October  2016
In This Issue:
WCC Feature
Rev Up Wisconsin
Event Recap
Funding Opportunity
Video Tutorial
Featured Member
Become a Member
Question of the Month
Upcoming Events
October 17-19
Fleet Technology Expo
Use Code Clean16 to save $50 on registration!

October 20 
Rosen Nissan Milwaukee
5505 S 27th St, 
Milwaukee, WI 53221 
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

October 22
Boucher Nissan of Waukesha 
1451 E. Moreland Blvd. 
Waukesha, WI 53186
9:00 am - 5:00 pm  

December 6
Annual Stakeholder Meeting
Lambeau Field
Green Bay, WI
Registration Opening Soon!

Thank You to Our Members





WCC Featured in Wisconsin Partners for Clean Cities Newsletter
Wisconsin Clean Cities was featured in the Wisconsin

See all the great things Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air is doing on their  website!

More exciting news for the  REV UP WISCONSIN 
program! The program has been such a huge success these past two months; so much so, that we have extended the program  through October 31, 2016. 

Additionally, the  REV UP WISCONSIN program
 has now reached all the way up to La Crosse, Wisconsin! We have partnered  with a local Nissan dealership there, Pischke Motors Nissan, located at  517 3rd Street South,  LaCrosse WI, 54601. Feel free to stop by their location to ask about the REV UP WISCONSIN program and to test drive a new 2016 All-Electric Nissan LEAF. 

Please visit our  event page for upcoming ride and drive events and our participating dealerships.

Event Recap
Barnes Green Energy Takes Major Step in Alternative Fuel Movement
Barnes Green Energy, in partnership with Barnes, Inc. and Zebulon Innovations, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of its new private BAUER Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station on Thursday, September 29, 2016. A variety of CNG vehicles and propane powered lawn mowers were on display. The event was held at the Barnes, Inc. headquarters at 6433 Nesbitt Road, Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Clean Cities wants to thank Barnes Green Energy and Zebulon Innovations for inviting us to this great event! 

Funding Opportunity:
Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT)
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
announced the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) was awarded $3.7 million through the Biofuels Infrastructure Program (BIP) to significantly expand and support the installation of ethanol blending equipment at retail gas stations throughout the state.

The primary objectives of the Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Program are to:
  • Increase consumption and availability of ethanol throughout Wisconsin;
  • Provide retail ethanol refueling outlets near major fleets and travel corridors; and
  • Increase and promote public awareness of the benefits of ethanol as a transportation fuel including environmental benefits, national energy security and economic development.
For more information about this program please visit our website!
Video Tutorial:
Best Practices for Decommissioning CNG Fuel Tanks

Natural gas vehicle stakeholders have expressed concerns with the periodic inspection and end-of-life decommissioning safety requirements for compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks. A Clean Cities project-the Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fuel Tank Safety Initiative-addresses these concerns with a suite of resources, including a new 

CNG fuel tanks have a useful life of 15, 20, or 25 years, depending on their construction and how they were certified by the original manufacturer. 
Because there is no way to safely "requalify" tanks for extended use, once a tank reaches its expiration date, it must be decommissioned.
Performing a regular safety inspection of the CNG tanks is also a critical maintenance requirement for CNG fuel systems.

The video features four chapters. The  introduction provides an overview of CNG fuel tank end-of-life issues and highlights the importance of regular tank inspections. The three subsequent chapters present best practices for the steps required for an expired CNG fuel tank:  defuelingdecommissioning, and  disposal.

Other helpful resources from the project are forthcoming and include a webinar, updates to the  CNG Fuel System and Tank Maintenance pages on the AFDC website, presentation materials, and a guidance document on CNG fuel tank defueling, decommissioning, and disposal.

Together, these resources will accelerate the sharing of best practices and provide education on proven approaches to safely managing CNG fuel tanks. Long-term goals include evaluating and characterizing the conditions of CNG fuel tanks at the end of life under real-world operating conditions, considering options for the identification and tracking of in-use fuel tanks over their lifetime, and developing recommendations on research and development for improved fuel tank technologies that will enhance safety and performance.

For more information please contact Lorrie Lisek at:

Featured Member:
Remis Power Systems
Remis Power Systems is an industry-leading supplier of DEKA industrial batteries, chargers, warehouse equipment, electric generators, Columbia ParCars, and so much more. Since 1980, two generations of the Remis family  have worked tirelessly to supply customers with innovative power solutions. At Remis Power Systems, we don't just sell products, we sell service. We take it upon ourselves to train your people in proper batt ery charging, care, and maintenance. Our one-on-one app roach helps us understand your individual requirements, answer your questions, troubleshoot your problems, evaluate your needs, and provide you the best customer service in the industry.

To companies whose maximum productivity relies on the health of their motive power fleet, Remis Power provides scheduled maintenance service plans for industrial batteries and chargers, and delivers the industry-leading, most dependable and durable fleet of new and rental batteries that will maximize your profitability through increased equipment productivity while minimizing the maintenance costs of your motive power fleet and equipment. We are also passionate about giving back to the community and looking after our planet. With our active recycling programs, energy-efficient products, and industry-leading wastewater treatment equipment, we make sure that none of those harmful chemicals that are necessary to battery power makes it into our community. We also encourage our employees to give time to charities, bettering the world around us.

Our newest line of battery electric inverter generators is a very unique product! The VSP Generator is the world's first portable electric  generator. The VSP Generator combines a complete energy management system with a battery management system all in one easy-to-use, turnkey, compact unit. This "one cart solution" is really five generators in one. The VSP Generator switches back to grid power automatically and any energy used gets instantly restored via its on-board charging system. Completely maintenance free!    

To learn more visit their website  or shop online at   www.shopremis.com
Become a Member Today!
Your membership will allow us to continue to strive for
reduced petroleum consumption, clean air, and an improved quality of life. Along with helping support many projects we are currently working on throughout Wisconsin, your membership would also include several  benefits:
  • Information on upcoming grants that will allow your company to save money on infrastructure, vehicles, or fuel, as well as information about projects and the latest alternative fuels news
  • Support for grant preparation or assistance
  • A representative from your company may serve on our Board of Directors and supporting committees
  • Access to Wisconsin Clean Cities events, which include seminars, meetings, and conferences
  • Networking opportunities with fleets and industry partners
  • Technical training, workshops, and webinars
  • Individual consultation and technical assistance
  • Public recognition for progress in reducing petroleum consumption and assistance with media outreach.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!