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EPA Offers Grants for Truck Fuel Conservation

Release Date: 03/30/2006
Contact Information: Roxanne Smith, (202) 564-4355 / (media only); Paul Bubbosh, (202) 343-9322 / (other inquiries)

(3/30/06) To help promote energy efficiency and protect the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making up to $350,000 available to evaluate energy saving and emission reduction technologies for long haul trucks. The grant recipient will evaluate the effectiveness of technologies installed together on one truck. The technologies include wide-based tires, advanced trailer aerodynamics, idle reduction devices, automatic tire inflation systems, and diesel oxidation catalysts.

Applications are being accepted only from eligible entities such as states, universities, and other public or private nonprofit institutions. The deadline for submitting an application is May 15, 2006.

The grant opportunity is part of EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership program, a collaborative voluntary program between EPA and the freight industry that focuses on increasing energy efficiency and energy security while reducing air pollution.

More information on how to apply for the grant: