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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award up to $20 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus bill), and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) for projects that can be commenced expeditiously and that reduce diesel emissions and maximize job creation and preservation through the use, development and commercialization of emerging technologies.

An emerging technology is a device or system that reduces emissions from diesel engines or diesel engine powered vehicles or equipment that has not certified or verified by EPA or the California Air Resources Board (CARB) but for which an approvable application and test plan have been submitted for verification.

Only those technologies that have been approved and placed on EPA’s Emerging Technology List, found at, qualify as emerging technologies for the purpose of this funding solicitation.

Eligible applicants include US regional, state, local, tribal or port agencies with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality; non-profit organizations or institutions that represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that operate diesel fleets; and entities whose principle purpose is the promotion of transportation or air quality.

Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment include buses; medium- or heavy-duty trucks; marine engines; locomotives; and non-road engines or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at a port or airport), agriculture, mining, or energy production.

The competitive announcement for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for the Clean Diesel Emerging Technologies Program is expected to be posted by 17 March 2009.

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Henry Gibson

Diesel engines reduce CO2 automatically. NOX and particulates invite solutions. Capstone turbines can burn diesel as cleanly as natural gas. Deltic tested a combination turbine diesel piston engine which gave very high power for its weight. ..HG..

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