DOE stimulus grants
go to Clean Energy clients
Sep 2, 2009 1:47 PM
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the award of $34 million (11% of total funding by the DOE) to customers and government agency partners of Clean Energy Fuels Corp to offset the incremental cost of more than 800 new clean-burning natural gas-powered vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks.
These awards will also open new markets in several states by helping to defer the cost of building 11 new natural gas fueling stations. In addition, as part of more DOE funding directed toward development of natural gas fueling stations and purchase of natural gas vehicles, there is further opportunity to add markets and new stations throughout the nation.
Overall, the DOE selected 25 cost-sharing alternative fuel projects to receive a total of nearly $300 million from funds allotted by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects will speed the transformation of the nation’s vehicle fleet, putting more than 9,000 alternative-fuel and energy-efficient vehicles on the road, and establish a larger network of fueling locations across the nation.
“These DOE grants serve to accelerate the deployment of natural gas vehicles around the country, spurring demand for this proven vehicle technology,” said Andrew J Littlefair, Clean Energy president and chief executive officer. “The natural gas infrastructure development and vehicle acquisition awards will result in significant air quality benefits as harmful emissions are reduced, and help decrease our dependence on foreign oil.”
As a service to its clients, Clean Energy’s in-house Grants Department provided assistance with identifying, applying for, and securing this grant funding. Over time, Grants Department efforts have helped secure more than $149 million in grant funding for Clean Energy and its customers.
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