Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Funding Available for Clean Fuel Projects


October 31, 2011
Lisa Burr, (801) 536-4019
Division of Air Quality


Funding Available for Clean Fuel Projects

Salt Lake City, Utah – The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is seeking projects for a total of $250,000 in grants and another $250,000 in loans from the Clean Fuels Grant and Loan Program. Funds are awarded to help businesses and governments to purchase clean fuel technologies that reduce emissions and improve Utah’s air quality.

“A significant portion of Utah’s air pollution comes from vehicles,” said Bryce Bird, director of DAQ. “By providing incentives, the state can work with local governments and the business community to increase the use of clean fuel technologies to reduce emissions from vehicles.”

Since 2009, DAQ has awarded a total $981,658 in grants and $366,667 in loans to more than 21 different organizations.  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, street sweepers, aerial truck towers, glass recycling vehicles, and refueling stations.

Proposals must be submitted to DAQ no later than 5 pm on Dec. 13.  The awards will be announced in March. 

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