$6 million available through AFRED

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$6 million available through AFRED

Are you considering converting a forklift, school bus or bobtail to propane? The Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division (AFRED) of the Railroad Commission of Texas can help. AFRED has a new $6 million grant program to help companies replace their older forklifts and medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles with ultra, low-emission propane–fueled equipment. The grant program, which will produce significant air-quality benefits, is funded by the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Since 2005, AFRED has awarded $39.5 million in grants to Texas companies and school districts, and reduced emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxide by nearly 5,000 tons. To be eligible for the grants, new equipment must meet the latest emissions standards and operate in one of the 43 counties designated by the TCEQ as having substandard air quality. The grant amount averages $9,500.

For more information, contact AFRED’s Pat Wilson at (512) 475-2911 or click here.