Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | July 21, 2008

U.S. EPA to award $3.4 million in grants to reduce air emissions from existing diesel engines.

U.S. EPA plans to award approximately $3.4 million in grants to establish projects using emerging technologies to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines. Addressing the existing fleet is important because it pre-dates EPA’s stringent new particulate and nitrogen oxide standards and diesels remain in use for decades. This sum was authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and funded for the first time this fiscal year.State, local, regional and tribal governments may apply for the grants, as well as non-profits and institutions with transportation, educational service, and air quality responsibilities. Emerging technology manufacturers must partner with an eligible applicant to receive this funding. The grants are targeting school or transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, marine engines, locomotives and non-road engines. Grant proposals must be submitted by Sept. 21, 2008. The final awards will be announced in December.  For more information about this grant, visit:

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/grantfund.htm

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