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American Fuel Alternative

We convert cars to be bi-fuel (run on gas and natural gas) and are building alternative fuel stations in the Washington, D.C. area.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Washington, D.C., DC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 3

Company Summary

AFA was formed to utilize American resources, create domestic jobs, ensure the sustainable productivity of transporting goods and services and decrease the harmful effects petroleum based products have. By installing a state of the art CNG conversion kit in their vehicle, drivers will substantially reduce toxic vehicle emissions, decrease their vehicle’s carbon footprint, and significantly reduce their vehicle’s fuel costs by using CNG.


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    Linda Welch

    With 30 years of experience developing 29 businesses throughout the U.S., Ms. Welch brings
    seasoned experience as a serial entrepreneur. Her expertise in small to medium size business
    start ups, as well as her numerous connections within the D.C. community- from local business
    leaders to politicians, makes her invaluable to the success of the team and the company.

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    Tony Pavlo

    Tony has over 20 years experience in auto mechanics and fabrication, both as an owner and an
    operator. Additionally, he has spent countless hours researching the Natural Gas field, which
    led him to find a safe and proven technology to convert existing automobiles to utilize both CNG
    and gasoline. Mr. Pavlo has spent years developing relationships with manufacturers, fabricators, energy experts and shops to perfect the conversion kit proces

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    Andy Jones

    With several years of experience in sales, marketing and project management, Andy provides expertise and fresh perspectives in growing a business. Mr. Jones has built a large, diverse network of contacts throughout the United States, which has allowed AFA to rapidly reach its goals and audience. A natural networker, Andy has introduced various individuals, many of whom have partnered to create successful alliances (including AFA).

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    Jeffrey Seisler

    Dr. Jeff Seisler is the CEO of Clean Fuels Consulting, with offices in Brussels, Belgium and
    Washington, D.C. Clean Fuels Consulting is a private company whose mission is to facilitate the
    commercialization of clean fuels and technologies. Jeff was the first ED of the European Natural
    Gas Vehicle Association from 1994-2007. Prior to that, he was the first ED of the Natural Gas
    Vehicle Coalition in Washington, D.C. starting in 1988. Jeff

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    William Smith
    Master Mechanic

    Mr. Smith has owned an ASE licensed auto repair shop since 2002. Prior to this he spent a
    combined 8 years working for Ford, Mazda, GM and Kia gaining vast technical knowledge about
    the workings of automobiles. Before opening his own shop, Smith worked at Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA) as an Electronic Technician. He feels confident that if he
    can make it run in space, he can make it run on the ground.

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    Joey Coleman
    Marketing and Branding

    As the founder of a customer experience-branding firm, Joey specializes in helping shape the
    interactions customers have with the client. His vast expertise lies in marketing campaigns,
    composing promotions, and arranging sales efforts into hugely successful enterprises. Clients
    range from start-ups to VC-funded projects in technology, social profits and government


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    James A Hutchinson
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    Kim Bey

Previous Investors

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    Seed Capital Raised to Date- $50,000