July 18, 2008

Clean Energy Awarded Grant to Set Up Nine CNG Filling Stations in California

California's Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee and the South Coast Air Quality Management District have approved grant awards of $3.6 million to Clean Energy Fuels, to help defray the cost of expanding the southern California network of natural gas fueling stations with nine new stations.

In addition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) announced grant awards totaling $7.7 million to assist a group of Clean Energy's customer companies with the purchase of clean-burning natural-gas powered heavy-duty fleet trucks, full-size buses and taxis.

As a service to its clients, Clean Energy's in-house grants department provides assistance with identifying, applying for and securing grant funding. Over time, grants department efforts have helped secure more than $107 million in funding for Clean Energy and its customers.

Included in the recent grant awards was an individual award for $5.1 million to a Clean Energy customer, to assist in the purchase of a new fleet of 100 liquefied natural gas (LNG) Class-8 heavy-duty trucks to transport goods throughout southern California.

Also in this round of funding, awards of grants totaling $2.375 million were made for use by Clean Energy fleet customers for the procurement and deployment of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered full-size airport buses, refuse trucks and taxis.