The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at N.C. State University has announced a call for projects through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project.
The 2018 $5.6 million initiative, focused on reducing transportation-related emissions in the state, is supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT). The CFAT Project supports projects in counties that do not meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
According to the NCCETC, more than half of North Carolinians live in counties with unhealthy air, and transportation-related emissions are a primary contributor to the state’s air quality concerns. Up to $1,455,000 in federal funding will be awarded to selected eligible applicants. This is the first round of available funding through Sept. 30, 2018. NCCETC anticipates the final request for proposals to open in May or June 2018. For more information, click here.
The NCCETC has partnered with Triangle J, Centralina, Upper Coastal Plain and Kerr-Tar Councils of Governments, and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council to conduct education and outreach regarding alternative fuel and fuel conservation technologies and policies. Additional CFAT activities include a public education media campaign, an annual recognition of exemplary efforts to reduce transportation-related emissions, and an annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference.