San Joaquin Awarding $3.8 million

California’s San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District – Valley Air – has approved awards totaling more than $3.8 million for a range of alternative fuel and advanced drive vehicle initiatives under its Technology Advancement Program.

The technologies range from biomethane to battery electric to hydraulic hybrids:

  • $500,000 for Colony Energy Partners, LLC’s proposal to demonstrate a biogas cleaning and pipeline injection system;
  • $500,000 for Oberon Fuels, Inc.’s proposal to demonstrate dimethyl ether as a clean alternative fuel for heavy-duty trucking;
  • $254,500 for Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel’s proposal to demonstrate a series hydraulic hybrid delivery truck;
  • $500,000 for Transportation Power, Inc.’s proposal to demonstrate a zero-emission electric yard tractor at the Ikea Distribution Center;
  • $486,229 for Capstone Turbine’s proposal to demonstrate CNG-powered turbine extended range electric class 7 truck;
  • $470,000 for Ruby Mountain Inc.’s proposal to demonstrate a small scale biogas liquefaction system to produce LNG for vehicle fuel;
  • $417,050 for Biogas & Electric, LLC’s proposal to demonstrate engine after-treatment system for use at Bakersfield Wastewater Treatment Plant #3;
  • $500,000 for Industrial Waste & Salvage’s proposal to demonstrate a landfill gas to CNG for vehicle fuel project; and
  • $192,400 for The Green Station LLC’s proposal to demonstrate zero-emission commercial leaf blower.