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PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

Air Quality & Clean Fuels


The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at N.C. State University has  partnered with Triangle J, Centralina, Upper Coastal Plain and Kerr-Tar Councils of Governments, and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council to conduct education and outreach regarding alternative fuel and fuel conservation technologies and policies.

This effort is through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project. The 2018 $5.6 million initiative, focused on reducing transportation-related emissions, is supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding from the NC Department of Transportation (DOT).

The CFAT Project supports projects in counties that do not meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards. More than half of North Carolinians live in counties with unhealthy air, and transportation related emissions are a primary contributor to the state’s air quality concerns.

Additional CFAT activities include a public education media campaign, an annual recognition of exemplary efforts to reduce transportation related emissions, and an annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference.

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, sustainable energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. For more information about the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, visit: http://www.nccleantech.ncsu.edu.