American Power Group Inc. (APG) has received notice from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) that its dual-fuel conversion applications are eligible for a grant programme.
The Emission Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) programme in Texas will be applicable for the company’s 66 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Class 8 APG dual-fuel engine families.
The ERIG programme provides grant funding for projects in certain eligible areas of Texas to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) through the replacement, repower or retrofit of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. APG applied for ERIG eligibility based on the prerequisite EPA approval of APG's dual fuel conversion systems.
Fleet and equipment owners can apply for these grants based on eligible emission reduction engine technologies. The grant recipient may be eligible for reimbursement of the incremental cost of the purchase and installation of the retrofit and/or add-on technology.
Lyle Jensen, APG’s CEO, commented: "We are pleased to have our second set of dual-fuel engine family applications approved for ERIG eligibility, especially the 18 late-model Class 8 selective catalyst reduction (SCR) engine families for Volvo D13, Mack MP8, Detroit Diesel DD13, and Detroit Diesel DD15. Customer approvals for dual-fuel conversion grants from the latest application deadline are expected to be announced this summer.
"We are seeing more and more state and federal emission reduction and alternative fuel programs acknowledge the benefits of EPA approved dual-fuel conversion systems by inclusion in their incentive eligibility definitions. We are pleased to have over 470 of our EPA approved dual-fuel engine families now eligible so the growing number of Texas fleet owners who are interested in alternative fuel systems and may be able to reduce a measurable portion of their investment through the ERIG programme. Award of an average APG dual-fuel grant is projected to reduce the investment payback period by ten to fifteen months."
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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