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EPA unveils grants for diesel retrofits

The Diesel Technology Forum, of Frederick, a national nonprofit organization representing the manufacturers of diesel engines, vehicles and equipment, said a pilot rebate program unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday offers access to federal funds to help retrofit or replace older engines in construction equipment as a way to lower diesel fuel emissions.

The Construction Equipment Funding Opportunity pilot program provides up to $120,000 for up to five engines per applicant.

The deadline to apply for funding is Jan. 15, 2014.

For information about the program requirements, go to http://epa.gov/cleandiesel/dera-rebate.htm.