Governor Wolf announces fuel saving projects for Pennsylvania

November 27, 2017. Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding through the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) program to support five alternative fuel projects that will save hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel and reduce air pollution in Pennsylvania.

   “Through the AFIG program, DEP is continuing to diversify the vehicles and fueling options in Pennsylvania, and reduce air pollution from vehicles,” said Governor Wolf. “These grants will not only help put more alternative fuel vehicles on the road, but also expand the infrastructure needed to make alternative fuel vehicles more viable for Pennsylvania businesses and families.”

   More than $1.1 million in grants were awarded across the two categories: Vehicle Projects and Refueling Infrastructure. The awards for vehicles will save approximately 136.000 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel annually.

   These are the projects linked to compressed natural gas:

   Texas-based Trillium Transportation Fuels LLC received $500.000 in grant money to put toward construction of a public-access CNG station. The station will initially serve the City of Lancaster. In a five-year period, the project is estimated to reduce 39.92 tons of NOx, 3,86428 metric tons of GHG emissions, and displace 1.3 million gallons of conventional petroleum fuel.

   W.W. Transport, an Idaho-based trucking service, received a $140.000 grant it plans to put toward the purchase of seven CNG powered vehicles for its operations in Camp Hill. The company expects the switch will help it save the equivalent of 114.000 gallons of gasoline per year, according to the DEP.

   Valley Waste Service, a waste hauler subsidiary of Vogel Holding, Inc., is requesting $400.000 in AFIG funds to construct an on-site CNG fueling station to allow fleet vehicles access to CNG fueling at their home location. This station will be owned by Valley Waste Service and will be available to the general public.