The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee and the South Coast Air Quality Management District recently approved grant awards of $3.6 million to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to help fund nine new natural gas fueling stations in Southern California.
In addition, SCAQMD announced grants totaling $7.7 million to assist a number of Clean Energy’s customer companies with the purchase of clean-burning natural gas-powered heavy-duty fleet trucks, full-size buses and taxis.
Andrew Littlefair, the company’s chief executive officer, says the grants would help fund public and private liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas fueling stations in locations that include West Los Angeles, Fontana, Norwalk, Burbank, the Port of Long Beach and the Ontario and Palm Springs international airports.
Clean Energy’s grants department also helps fleet operators identify, apply for and secure grant funding for equipment powered by natural gas. The grants department has helped secure more than $107 million in funding for Clean Energy and its customers.