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$5 Million in EPA Grants to Fund Innovative Idling Reduction Projects

Release Date: 04/27/2005
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Contact: John Millett, 202-564-7842 / millett.john@epa.gov

(04/27/05) Five million dollars in EPA grants will be available to states, nonprofits and academic institutions to demonstrate innovative idle reduction technologies for the trucking industry. Idle reduction conserves fuel and prevents air pollution.

EPA is requesting proposals to demonstrate commercially available technologies that small trucking fleets can use to equip trucks they already own; that truck engine manufacturers can package into a simple installation kit for aftermarket use; or that trucks can use while parked at truck stops, terminals, ports and borders.

For examples of commercially available technologies, visit: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/smartway/idlingtechnologies.htm . For more information about the grants, visit: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/smartway . The deadline for receipt of proposals is June 6, 2005. EPA expects to announce the awards in fall 2005.