US$1.8M GRANT TO INVEST IN ECO EQUIPMENT

US $1.8M Grant to Invest in ECO Equipment

January 07, 2020-GreenPort.com

A port on the east coast of the US has secured a US$1.8m grant to replace diesel-powered equipment with more environmentally friendly versions to reduce emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore a grant using Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funds. The grant will cover about 44 dray trucks and four pieces of cargo-handling equipment, such as forklifts, yard tractors and other heavy cargo machinery. It’s estimated that the replacement equipment acquired for the port through the DERA grant will result in a lifetime reduction of emissions output of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.

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