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Pennsylvania Awards $7.3 Million for NGVs

January 19, 2015 in CNG, EVs, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has detailed awards totaling $7.3 million to 18 companies supporting the deployment of heavy duty natural gas vehicles in the state.

Constructural Dynamics/Silvi Concrete is to receive $500,000 to support the purchase of 20 CNG concrete mixer trucks.

Constructural Dynamics/Silvi Concrete is to receive $500,000 to support the purchase of 20 CNG concrete mixer trucks.

In a related action, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation picked teams led by Clean Energy Fuels, GP Strategies, Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions and Trillium CNG to participate in a project to build 37 transit agency-anchored public access compressed natural gas fueling stations (F&F, November 25).

“Natural gas, particularly from the shale formations here in Pennsylvania, is an abundant, affordable, domestic fuel that is putting this country on a path to energy independence,” Governor Tom Corbett said in a release.

37 Applicants

For this third round of its funding program, Penn DEP says it received applications from 37 applicants requesting more than $10 million in grants. The first two rounds awarded a total $14.4 million to 43 companies and organizations making the switch to natural gas,” the agency says.

The third round Penn DEP awardees:

  • Giant Eagle, purchase 16 CNG vehicles – $400,000;
  • Penske Truck Leasing, purchase 20 CNG trucks – $500,000 (Allegheny County);
  • Penske Truck Leasing, purchase 20 CNG trucks – $500,000 (Westmoreland County);
  • Penske Truck Leasing, purchase 20 CNG trucks (in Dauphin and York counties) – $500,000;
  • Beemac Trucking, purchase 15 CNG trucks – $375,000;
  • Constructural Dynamics (Silvi Concrete), purchase 20 CNG concrete mixer trucks – $500,000;
  • NFI Interactive Logistics, purchase 15 CNG trucks – $375,000;
  • New Era Logistics, purchase 10 LNG trucks – $250,000;
  • Ryder Truck Rental with partner Modern Transportation, purchase 10 CNG trucks – $250,000;
  • Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities with partners Road Scholar Trucking, DeNaples Auto Parts, and DeNaples Sanitation, convert 19 vehicles to CNG – $475,000;
  • Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities with partner W.W. Transport, purchase and convert 30 trucks to CNG – $500,000;
  • Sheehy Mail Contractors, purchase 20 CNG trucks – $500,000;
  • REV Hoopes Trucking, purchase 20 LNG trucks – $500,000;
  • REV LNG, purchase 16 LNG trucks – $400,000;
  • Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities with partner United Parcel Service, purchase 20 CNG trucks – $500,000;
  • C.R. England, purchase of 10 LNG trucks – $239,197;
  • Waste Management of Pennsylvania, purchase 25 CNG refuse vehicles – $500,000; and
  • Northeast Associates, convert five trucks to CNG – $125,000.

Separately, Pennsylvania DEP has extended its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program to continue to provide $2,000 to support large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles until June 30, “or until the 500-vehicle benchmark is reached.” Penn DEP says it has invested $4.35 million toward the deployment of electric vehicles in Pennsylvania since 2011.


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Source: Pennsylvania DEP with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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