UPS has completed the diesel emissions reduction improvements of six trucks supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2014-2015 Region 6 Grant. The grant was facilitated by Leonardo Academy, a Wisconsin nonprofit organization that supports clean diesel improvement projects, among other sustainability initiatives.
Leonardo Academy facilitated funding to replace six Class 8 conventional trucks with trucks that run on renewable compressed natural gas in Texas. As a result of the improvements, approximately 4,529.88 tons of carbon dioxide, 85.38 tons of nitrogen oxide and four tons of particulate emissions will be reduced.
“We are extremely proud to receive this grant and to use it to support this UPS truck upgrade project,” says Michael Arny, president of Leonardo Academy. “Leonardo Academy is dedicated to developing sustainability strategies for companies and organizations that employ environmental and social equity strategies to drive economic success.”