|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2001
ARB Approves $600,000 for Innovative Clean Air Technology Projects
SACRAMENTO -- In a move to help entrepreneurs bring clean air technologies to market, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved over $600,000 in grants at its hearing last week. The ARB is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Administered through the ARB’s Innovative Clean Air Technologies (ICAT) program, the grants go to businesses that have proven technologies but need financial assistance to get their pollution-control equipment into the marketplace.
“Grants awarded to ICAT applicants will further air pollution control programs in California, protecting the health of our residents and providing jobs for our workforce,” said Dr. Alan Lloyd, ARB Chairman. “Promising new technologies, like those funded by ICAT, are necessary to improve air quality in our state.”
Five projects were chosen for 2000 fiscal year funding.
Two of the five companies were previous ICAT grant recipients who were
awarded additional funding. The most recent projects to be funded
Past ICAT funded projects include a high-efficiency catalytic converter, an ultra- low-NOx (nitrogen oxide) gas fired burner, zero-VOC metal coatings, a hybrid-electric heavy-duty truck, and a cleaner-running two-stroke utility engine.
More information about the ICAT program can be viewed on the ARB Web site at: www.arb.ca.gov/research/icat/icat.htm.
The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.
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