The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC), administrator of the state's federally funded Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project, has selected alternative fuel projects to receive CFAT funding following a 2015 request for proposals.
Through this latest round of CFAT funding, NCCETC says it will award more than $300,000 for eight projects to a variety of public and private entities that will provide over $250,000 in cost share.
The diverse range of awards include the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging stations, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle conversions, CNG vehicle purchases and LPG refueling equipment. In all, 45 alternative fuel vehicles will be supported with this round of funding.
NCCETC says these projects will take place in several of the highest emissions-producing counties in the state, including Wake, Durham and Mecklenburg counties. Funding assistance will be allocated in the form of a reimbursement, which can cover up to 80% of the project cost.
The $6.2 million CFAT initiative, focused on reducing transportation-related emissions, is supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT).
“We are thrilled to continue helping to support projects that promote clean transportation throughout North Carolina, as we hope our impact will further encourage others to focus on alternative fuels,” comments Steve Kalland, executive director of NCCETC.
NCCETC says that nearly $5.5 million was distributed for more than 70 projects under CFAT from 2006 to 2014. The current CFAT project runs through April 2016, as NCCETC anticipates applying to the state DOT for continued support for the federal fiscal years 2016 to 2017.
To download a list of the new award winners, click here.