Subscribe Today

March 13, 2008  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

EPA awards grants to Midwest school districts


SHARING TOOLS   | Email Print RSS

CHICAGO — EPA Region 5 has presented two school systems in the Midwest with funds to implement projects that will reduce the amount of exhaust emitted from their school buses.

The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District in Ontario, Wis., was awarded $86,353 as part of the EPA’s Clean School Bus USA program. The money will be used to retrofit nine school buses with diesel oxidation catalysts and crankcase filtration systems.

In addition, the district will utilize idle-reduction technologies on 10 buses, replace one bus with a new, low-emission bus and educate its staff on the importance of clean-air practices.

The Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker School District in Pigeon, Mich., was awarded $59,120, which will be used to replace the district’s heaviest-polluting bus with a low-emission bus and retrofit 12 buses with diesel oxidation catalysts.

The district will also begin using B20 biodiesel fuel and hold a workshop for other Huron County school districts on the benefits of B20 and the benefits of installing diesel oxidation catalysts on school buses.

The grant money was provided for both districts through the Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative, a collaboration of government, industry and non-profit organizations to reduce diesel emissions in the Midwest.

 


Post a Comment

Read more about: biodiesel, emissions, EPA, idling reduction

Request More Info about this product/service/company


Post a comment





Related Stories

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.