Texas Funds More Diesel to Natural Gas HD Vehicle Upgrades

| Texas: Austin
Texas CNG HD Vehicles - image NGV Texas 2017

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has continued its support for the State’s natural gas fuel for transportation industry by offering another round of grants, this time totalling USD 15.474 million. Successful applicants will repower or replace heavy-duty diesel or gasoline powered vehicles with natural gas engines, or new natural gas vehicles. Read more »

SoCalGas Assists Fleets to Fund New Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks

| USA: Los Angeles CA

CWI-powered HD truck New Natural Gas trucks can reduce smog-forming emissions by 90 percent

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has assisted California fleets to get more drivers behind the wheel of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks.  The effort is part of a $21 million Prop 1B incentive pool administered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Read more »

U.S. DOE Allocates $7 Million to Natural Gas Engine Research

| USA: Washington DC

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $4 million to support three new cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines. With abundant domestic supplies, the United States could increase energy security from using low-cost natural gas as an alternative to other energy sources for transporting goods. Read more »

Italy Receives €4.7 Billion EU State Aid for Advanced Biomethane and Biofuels

| Belgium, Brussels
Biomethane facility (image: Consorzio Italiano Biogas)

Biogas facility (image: Consorzio Italiano Biogas)

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Italian support scheme for the production and distribution of advanced biofuels, including advanced biomethane (renewable natural gas). The measure will contribute to reaching EU energy and climate change goals while limiting distortions of competition. In particular, it will help Italy reduce the use of fossil fuels in the transport sector. Read more »

Ohio Moves Application Date for HD Vehicle Repower Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

Ohio EPA Logo$5 million available to replace or repower heavy trucks and buses

The State of Ohio EPA has moved the new application submittal date of March 6 to March 20, 2018, for grant proposals to the new Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants program. The extended time line will allow applicants and vendors additional time to prepare their proposals. Read more »

Texas (TCEQ) Offers Second Round Funding for Alt-Fuel Stations

| USA, Houston TX

Texas CNG refuelingThe Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has made available a second round of grants to eligible individuals, businesses, and government entities to continue the development of a network of natural gas and/or other alternative fuel fueling stations. These stations serve as a foundation for a self-sustaining market for alternative fuel vehicles in Texas. Read more »

EIB Funds CNG Bus Fleet for Palma de Mallorca

| Spain, Palma de Mallorca

EMT Palma busA EUR 30 million (USD 37.4 m) loan by the European Investment Bank will enable a transition in Spain’s Balearic Islands from an aged diesel fleet, (mostly over 14 years) to less polluting Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Public transportation buses in Palma de Mallorca, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of the islands, will start being replaced this year. Read more »

Ohio Offers $5m to Repower HD Trucks and Buses

| USA, Columbus OH
Columbus CNG Trucks

City of Columbus CNG refuse trucks

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has initiated a new funding program that will assist owners of diesel- or gasoline-powered class 7 and 8 vehicles (weighing at least 26,000 pounds) to convert or replace engines to natural gas. The cleaner fuel and technology will help improve air quality by reducing diesel emissions such as nitrogen oxide and fine particulates. Read more »

Alt-Fuel Opportunities in BC Cleantech Funding

| Canada, Vancouver BC

GFS dual-fuel Cat Haul TrucksIn British Columbia, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) has entered into a Trusted Partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) that will fuel cleantech innovation in BC’s energy, mining and forestry sectors. As stated on the NRCan website, alternative-fuelled vehicle projects qualify for inclusion. Read more »