In 2019, MPCA solicited applications from diesel fleet owners from private, public, and nonprofit sectors to fund off-road clean diesel projects. Off-road examples include construction, mining, warehouse, and port-loading equipment, locomotive engines and idle reduction technology, and drayage trucks.
In total, MPCA funded 11 projects through this round.
Clean diesel projects reduce air pollution and harmful emissions in Minnesota. This grant program funds diesel engine rebuilds or retrofits with new emissions control technology, new idle-reduction technology, and purchasing full equipment replacements. Funding for this RFP came from the U.S. EPA National Clean Diesel Campaign and Minnesota’s portion of the national Volkswagen settlement.