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EPA awards $2 million for US clean diesel projects

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.

For more information on the projects, please click here.

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