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Pa. Offers Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

March 06, 2015

Photo via Flickr/Scott Lowe
Photo via Flickr/Scott Lowe

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting applications for its Clean Diesel Grant Program. School districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, state agencies, nonprofit entities, and companies that operate diesel fleets are eligible to apply.

The clean diesel program’s goal is to improve air quality by decreasing emissions from diesel-powered vehicles. The program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

Eligible vehicles include buses, medium- and heavy-duty trucks Class 5 to Class 8, and on-road and non-road equipment or engines used in construction, cargo handling, and energy production.

Since the program's inception in 2008, DEP has awarded more than $1.7 million in grants. The state is offering $106,022 in funding in the current cycle.

The grant program is funded through an annual allocation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's State Clean Diesel Program.

Applications will be accepted through March 31. To apply for a grant or for more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword "Clean Diesel." 


  1. 1. douglas h. wilson [ April 06, 2015 @ 07:14AM ]

    i am a over the road trucker .i am looking at buying my first sleeper semi.i am interested in buying a cng sleeper semi but the state of va where i am resident offers no tax credits or grants or incentives of any kind.. plus all the grants i see offered by other states appear to be offered to fleets ,cities and state run transportation systems.. most info says saving in fuel will offset price difference. i stopped in carlisle pa on wed 01 april 2015. the price of diesel was 3.05 while clean cng & lng was 2.99.. it would take 20,30,or even 50 yrs to recoup the price difference..i have a ton of other questions such as am i required to be hazmat placard & do i have to follow all haz mat routes & rules even if the only haz mat is the fuel i am running?is there anyway 1 man with 1 truck can help change our world for the better and get the help the bigger companies do in the process? any one place where i can get answers to all my questions?

  2. 2. Louis Conti [ May 20, 2015 @ 09:59AM ]

    One new product that is fresh in the marketplace is Diesel Water Emulsion or DWE. Recognized by both the EPA and CARB DWE requires no infrastructure or specialized handling and is available anywhere you can find water and diesel fuel. Works great on 2011 and older trucks, improving mileage while significantly reducing emissions.


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