Leonardo Academy develops alternative fuel locator app
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Leonardo Academy announced today its new alternative fuel locator mobile app, Cleaner and Greener Fuels. The app is free of charge and provides a series of interactive maps that locate alternative fuel stations across the United States via a smartphone or mobile device. The app can be downloaded from both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store (the Android market) or the Cleaner and Greener website.
The Cleaner and Greener Fuels app provides alternative fuel station information and routes for the following alternative fuel types: Electric, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Biodiesel, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), E85, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG or Propane) and Hydrogen.
The data was obtained from the Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC). According to the AFDC, there were over 850,000 alternative fuel vehicles driven on U.S. roads in 2011, a number which will certainly increase in the near future as more people are seeking to reduce dependency on conventional fossil fuels. Cleaner and Greener Fuels supply these drivers with directions to fuel stations across the country, as well as other helpful information such as access restrictions, blend types, payment methods accepted and web links, when available.
To ensure the accuracy of its data, Cleaner and Greener Fuels starts with fueling locations verified by the AFDC. Users and station owners are also encouraged to expand the database by submitting additional stations and details directly through the Cleaner and Greener website.
"Leonardo Academy is dedicated to developing sustainability strategies for people, companies and organizations," explained Michael Arny, president of Leonardo Academy. "We believe that this app will be a vital step in encouraging drivers to explore opportunities to increase sustainability, reduce their environmental footprint and achieve better fuel efficiency through the utilization of alternative fuels. Leonardo Academy will continuously provide updates on the app in order to provide the latest information and explore ways to provide more functionality and trip planning capabilities."