California ARB Awarding $2M to 4 Clean Engine Projects

The Air Resources Board has selected four projects to demonstrate advanced clean engine technologies that reduce smog-forming and diesel soot emissions. ARB selected the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District as agency partners for the awards.

The goal of ARB’s demonstration projects is to accelerate the next generation of advanced technology vehicles, equipment, or emission control devices to the open market. Governor Schwarzenegger provided funding for clean vehicle technologies by signing AB 118 into law in October 2007. Smog abatement, vehicle and vessel registration fees pay for these programs.

The selected demonstration projects are:

  • $1 million to retrofit a tugboat with hybrid engine technology at the Port of Long Beach;
  • $346,178 for advanced technology locomotive engine upgrades with soot traps at the Port of Los Angeles;
  • $502,865 for advanced technology locomotive engine upgrades with soot traps within the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District; and,
  • $150,957 for advanced technology locomotive engine upgrades with soot traps within the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Work on the demonstration projects will be completed by 30 June 2012.


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