Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2012
Date Ended:2016
Policy Type:Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Transport>Fuel>Alternative fuel>Compressed natural gas
Agency:Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency
Funding:CAD 3M

The ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels program was launched in April 2011 with CAD 3M over 5 years to help advance the deployment of natural gas in transportation, by supporting education and outreach efforts as well as much needed codes and standards work. The program activities represent the Federal Government’s contribution to implementing recommendations from the Natural Gas Use in the Canadian Transportation Sector: Deployment Roadmap released in January, 2011.

The key activities are:
– Revise three existing codes, to include advances in technology and to better align with those that exist in the United States;
– Develop two new binational performance based component standards for the use of liquefied natural gas as a transportation fuel;
– Establish three local offices to provide “on-the-ground” resources to end-users considering natural gas as a transportation fuel; and
– Develop a training strategy, educational materials, and a web portal to ensure that consistent, fact-based information is available to fleets and other stakeholders.

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