The EPA has announced the recipients of 10 off-road Clean Diesel grants totaling more than $1 million. The value of the grants will nearly triple to $3 million, as industry partners contribute almost two dollars for every dollar of federal funds.
Technologies introduced through the projects will include the use of ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), after-treatment devices such as oxidation catalysts and particulate filters, and engine replacement. Many of the grants will support projects that reduce emissions in low income neighborhoods and areas that don’t currently meet federal air quality standards.
The ten awards are as follows:
The City and County of Denver will install diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC) on diesel alley and street paving fleets that operate in low-income and underserved neighborhoods. Federal grant: $125,000.
The American Lung Association of Hawaii will partner with a private company to repower, or replace engines, in construction equipment. Federal grant: $135,000.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality will use diesel oxidation catalysts and closed crankcase ventilation systems on portable diesel generators that power rock crushers and hot mix asphalt plants. Federal grant: $100,000.
The Maryland Department of Environment will retrofit front end loaders at landfills in the City of Baltimore with diesel particulate filters. Federal grant: $50,000.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs will retrofit construction equipment with after treatment devices and use ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD). Grant will target equipment owned by small businesses. Federal grant: $120,000.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will install retrofits to nonroad fleets as part of a research project to identify best available retrofit technologies for selected fleets. Federal grant: $100,000.
The Oregon-Columbia Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC) will apply retrofit technologies to equipment used in highway bridge replacement projects and use ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD). Federal grant: $120,000.
The Clean Air Council will retrofit cargo handling equipment for port operations in the Philadelphia area and use ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD). Federal grant: $100,000.
York Technical College will partner with several local municipalities to retrofit nonroad equipment with diesel oxidation catalysts. Some of the retrofitted fleet will use the catalysts with biodiesel. Federal grant: $95,040.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will place diesel oxidation catalysts on construction equipment and utilize ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD). Federal grant: $100,000.