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MONDAY: EPA to Recognize Center for Transportation and the Environment and Delta Airlines for Grant Project Completion

Release Date: 05/10/2013
Contact Information: Dawn Harris Young, (404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main), harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA – On Monday, May 13, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will recognize the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) and Delta Airlines for the successful completion of their Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Grant project.


WHO:
Beverly Banister, EPA Regional Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division Director

Dan Raudebaugh, Executive Director, Center for Transportation and the Environment
Joseph Fuqua, General Manager of Ground Support Equipment Delta Airlines

WHAT:
Center for Transportation and the Environment and Delta Airlines successful completion of the electrification of 35 pieces of airport ground support equipment


WHEN:
Monday, May 13, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Delta Airlines Ground Support Equipment Facility

2100 Central Cargo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30345


As the 2011 National Clean Diesel Campaign and the Southeast Diesel Collaborative competitive grant recipient, CTE partnered with Delta Airlines to complete 24 diesel to electric repowers of belt loaders and 11 diesel to electric repowers of container loaders. The loaders will be used as ground support equipment for Delta in the new green international concourse at Hartsfield-Jackson International airport. As a result of this transition from diesel to electric, an estimated 18.5 tons of particulate matter, 95.8 tons of carbon monoxide, and 11,503 tons of CO2 will be reduced over the lifetime of the repowered equipment.

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