Three projects in New England, USA, have been awarded nearly two million US dollars by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help reduce maritime diesel emissions.
- The total sum of US $1,975,000 has been awarded under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
- The funding will be used to help the Connecticut Maritime Foundation, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in marine vessel repowering and vehicle replacement projects.
- The Connecticut Maritime Foundation will repower two propulsion and four auxiliary engines on two marine ferries; the Massachusetts Port Authority will use the same amount to replace 26 drayage trucks, while the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has been awarded $375,000 to replace five service vehicles with newer models.
- All projects will reduce nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and carbon dioxide equivalent emissions as well as conserve fuel.
- The awards will cover 25% of project costs for vehicle replacements and 40% for ferry engine repowers.
- Grant recipients will cover the remainder of the costs needed to complete these projects.
- These New England projects are part of nearly $28 million in grant funds awarded by EPA nationwide for clean diesel projects in 2016.
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