taxi business fueled by renewable energy

Project

This innovation also has a Project Page where you can read more about its latest progress.
Go to Project: taxi business fueled by renewable energy.

green energy livery service that save money and the planet

About You

read more ↓↑ hide↑ hide

About You

First Name

elizabeth

Tell us about yourself/your team.

my self and my boyfriend are in school to try and get degrees that will help us start our own taxi business that will help the environment, the poor and disabled by using e-85 fuel i will produce in order to save money to offer a discount to the needy we have both worked for taxis in the past and he is a automotive tech graduate who has also worked for quick service centers

What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?

Approximately 100 words left (850 characters).

About Your Organization

Company Country

United States, MA, Worcester County

Primary country where this project is creating social impact

United States, MA, gardner, Worcester County

Additional countries or regions

United States

Industry

Transportation

The information you provide here will be used to fill in any parts of your profile that have been left blank, such as interests, organization information, and website. No contact information will be made public. Please uncheck here if you do not want this to happen..

Innovation

read more↑ hide↑ hide

Select the stage that best applies to your solution

Idea (you're poised to launch)

The Need: What social or environmental problem are you trying to solve?

the cost of livery transportation is to high i want to lower cost raise drivers pay all while using renewable fuel that will help our environment

The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!

use a microfueler made in CA to make e-85 fuel from donated byproducts to use in flex-fuel vehicles to lower cost to customers while raising pay for drivers

The Solution: Why is this solution innovative for your company and industry?

most taxis use regular gas

The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities.

i would bring back the senior discount for taxi customers in my area as well as add discounts for disabled or poor on my already lower prices for anyone

The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?

there is only one taxi in my town and they stopped senior discounts and charge extra for more then four grocery bags i will not do either

Impact

read more↑ hide↑ hide

Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.

i have owned a flexfuel vehicle since 2008 and can not get e-85 near so i researched making it found a company that can make it easily yourself with their equipment and i thought about how much money my employer was spending on fuel and thought if they made it how much good could come of that

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

still trying

What is your projected impact over the next 1 to 3 years?

i will finish school and hope to find venture capital anyway i can

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

i have talked to the city about codes and my property is not zoned right but i have a site in mind i want to by that will fit nicely and is owned by a family member who will be willing to sell to me

Sustainability

read more↑ hide↑ hide

What is the benefit or value you're creating for your business?

Approximately 70 words left (570 characters). i have started school and am willing to use my current home as collateral

How are you leveraging internal resources (funds, time, knowledge, etc.) to support this initiative?

Approximately 100 words left (100 characters).

Expand on your answer, explaining the long-term funding and support plan.

Tell us about your partnerships across your company and externally that are key to your project's success.

i have talked to local brewer about by products and they do recycle but if they don't their are others plus i don't need donated byproducts i can still offer discount and save money just not as much by paying for products .

What internal support have you gotten for your project? What kind of push-back have you received?

Approximately 60 words left (425 characters) my professor believes in my idea.and we have former coworkers who have approached us about jobs in the future.

92 weeks ago Beth Leonard updated this Competition Entry.
92 weeks ago Beth Leonard submitted this idea.