Amp Americas responds to California’s $41M grant to fund fuel cell trucks over renewable natural gas

By Tom Quimby, Hard Working Trucks.

The State of California recently announced that it was awarding the Port of Los Angeles $41 million through its Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project.

However, despite including ‘near-zero emission’ in its project title, the state has not yet committed to funding near-zero emission trucks, such as those powered by the latest natural gas engine technology. And such funding may never come as the California Air Resources Board made clear in its 2017-2018 Grant Solicitation for the ZANZEFF project.

“Use of Low NOx engines will be eligible for funding where fully zero-emission or zero-emission enabling technologies are not commercially available,” CARB writes in its grant solicitation.

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