Regional coalition will focus on expanding use of alternative fuels

01/03/2014 8:24 AM

01/03/2014 8:24 AM

A coalition being formed to promote the use of alternative fuels will hold a meeting downtown later this month.

Central Kansas Clean Cities includes private sector businesses, a government agency and nonprofits, according to a news release.

The group is inviting interested businesses, groups and individuals to its first stakeholder meeting, which will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Bank of America auditorium, 100 N. Broadway.

Based in Wichita, the mission of the group, according to the release, is to expand the use and “availability of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.”

It’s one of about 100 such groups in the country developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative.

So far, the Central Kansas Clean Cities group includes: the American Lung Association, Black Hills Energy, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas Gas Service, Kansas Soybean Commission, Metropolitan Energy Center, Mid American CNG, Propane Central, the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and Westar.

The center is being formed under the auspices of the Kansas City-based Metropolitan Energy Center.

Others interested in joining the membership group should contact coordinator David Johnson at

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