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cargo -- $10 Million Available for Electrifying Cargo Transportation Vehicles and Infrastructure Posted: 23 Mar 2012 11:10:50
Energy Department Announces up to $10 Million to Promote Zero Emission Cargo Transport Vehicles . U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $10 million available this year to demonstrate and deploy electric transportation technologies for cargo vehicles, such as trucks and forklifts. Electrifying cargo transportation vehicles and infrastructure will slash petroleum use, carbon emissions, and air pollution at transportation hubs, such as ports. DOE seeks applicants for this funding to demonstrate cost-effective zero emission cargo transport systems and collect detailed performance and cost data to analyze the benefits and viability of this approach to freight transportation. This funding opportunity is open to local governments and private companies, with federal funds matched in a 50% cost share. Please note that eligibility is restricted to local governments, ports, metropolitan transportation authorities, air pollution control districts, or combinations thereof operating in and/or governing either the Los Angeles South Coast Air basin (8-hour ozone) nonattainment area or the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria nonattainment area. For more information please follow the web link below. http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/progress_alerts.cfm/pa_id=700 Cargo handling equipment is used to transfer goods or perform maintenance and repair activities and includes equipment such as yard trucks (hostlers), rubber-tired gantry cranes, top handlers, side handlers, forklifts, and loaders, just to name a few. The Regulation for Mobile Cargo Handling Equipment at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards was adopted in December 2005 to reduce diesel particulate matter in communities located near ports and intermodal rail yards. Additional information on the regulation is available at the following link: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cargo If you have any questions, please contact Michele Houghton at (916) 327-5638 or firstname.lastname@example.org