EPA grants $1.6 million for diesel retrofits

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued $1.6 million in grants for 18 diesel retrofit projects.

These EPA Clean Diesel Campaign recipients will retrofit diesel equipment with advanced technologies and cleaner fuels to reduce emissions.

The agency issued 18 grants of $50,000 to $150,000 for retrofits for construction, agriculture and port equipment, waste haulers, locomotives, fire trucks and ambulances.

The grants include:

  • $50,000 to the Los Angeles Public Works Department to retrofit diesel particulate filters for on on-road and non-road engines and use ultra-low-sulfur diesel.
  • $75,000 to the Yakima (Wash.) Regional Clean Air Authority to retrofit its utility fleet of highway and non-road vehicles and equipment with diesel oxidation catalysts.
  • $82,000 to the Massachusetts Port Authority to retrofit container delivery vehicles at a Boston marine cargo terminal. The authority will retrofit delivery trucks and non-road engines with diesel oxidation catalysts and use ultra-low sulfur diesel.