EV Charging Stations & Biofuel Project

EV Charging Stations

Electric vehicles are gaining popularity and we are helping to build out supporting infrastructure for the vehicles by installing charging stations at our Tribal Hall, Santa Maria employee parking lot and at the Chumash Casino & Resort.

Transportation is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.  Alternative fuels and energy technology can help reduce transportation carbon emissions while also building new sectors and economies. The SYCEO supports several alternative fuel projects throughout the the reservation and with the Chumash Casino & Resort.


In 2010, SYCEO Biofuel Program provided alternative fuel to several community vehicles in the form of waste vegetable oil (WVO). The WVO camefrom the Chumash Casino restaurants and was processed by our team. We provided assistance to community members looking into converting their vehicle and looking for a more affordable and environmentally-friendly option to conventional gasoline and diesel.