The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it will award $3.4 million in grants to develop emerging technologies to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines. The grants will be administered by EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign under the Emerging Technologies Program.
Congress authorized the grants under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, but this fiscal year is the first time that the necessary funds have been appropriated. Emerging technologies are classified by EPA as devices or strategies that reduce emissions from diesel engines or equipment, but have not yet been verified or certified by EPA or the California Air Resources Board.
Proposals will be accepted until Sept. 21. Click here for more information on the program.