PA: DEP awards $1 million to clean energy vehicle projects in Pittsburgh region

The state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $1 million in grants for nine clean energy vehicle projects in southwestern Pennsylvania, DEP said.

The funding, which comes from the state’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants program, supports the replacement of older shuttles, school buses, waste-hauling trucks and other vehicles with cleaner, natural gas and electric vehicles, as well as the installation of fueling stations for such vehicles.

The projects in southwestern Pennsylvania are expected to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 5,745 metric tons, DEP said.

MABEC member, Lego-V was awarded $352,800 for an innovative technology project to build a virtual pipeline system to transport renewable compressed natural gas to markets in Pennsylvania.

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