Thursday, October 20, 2011

Grants & Loans Now Available for Clean Fuels in Utah

October 12, 2011

Lisa Burr, (801) 536-4019
Division of Air Quality

Salt Lake City, Utah – The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) announced today it will award a total of $250,000 in grants and another $250,000 in loans from the Clean Fuels Grant and Loan Program to help businesses and government entities purchase clean fuel technologies.

“The collaboration between state, local governments and the business community to make these projects successful is a demonstration of the commitment being made to help alleviate the unique air quality challenges we face in Utah and encourage clean transportation options that support the State’s 10-year energy plan and economic development for businesses,” said Amanda Smith, executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Since 2009, DAQ has awarded a total $743,818 in grants and $790,047 in loans. Projects have included the conversion of cars, trucks, and shuttle buses to natural gas as well as the purchase of natural gas refuse trucks, freight trucks, transit buses, and refueling stations.

Proposals must be submitted to DAQ by 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2011. The awards will be announced in March.

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