Leonardo Academy Awarded $586k EPA Clean Diesel Grant

EPA and the Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative have awarded $586,698 to Leonardo Academy of Madison, WI for clean diesel projects as part of the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.  The grant is designed to help reduce emissions from diesel engines for use in projects in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indian, Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota.  These clean diesel projects include engine repowers, vehicle replacements and retrofits, and will incorporate alternative fuels such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Propane (LPG), to reduce fuel usage and maintenance costs.  It is estimated that these projects will reduce emissions of approximately 1,800 tons of carbon dioxide, 250 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 5 tons of particulate matter.  The National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program is part of the National Clean Diesel Campaign, a broad effort by the EPA to promote clean air strategies for industry, communities, and state and local governments to reduce diesel emissions.  More information can be found here.