EPA to award clean diesel emerging technology grants

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to award some $3.4 million in grants to establish projects using emerging technologies to reduce emissions from the nation’s fleet of diesel engines.

An emerging technology is a device or strategy that reduces emissions from diesel engines or equipment that hasn’t been verified or certified by EPA or the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The money was authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and funded for the first time this fiscal year.

Grants will be administered by EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign under the Emerging Technology Program, which supports development and commercialization of new, cutting-edge technologies. The program gives manufacturers the opportunity to capture real-world data and gain valuable operating experience on their technology while it is used by fleet partners.

Visit www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/grantfund.htm for more information about the grants.

For details on the Emerging Technology Program, visit www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/prgemerg.htm.

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