The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Wednesday announced four additional awards under the second round of the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP), totaling $3.9 million in funding. Collectively, these awards have the potential to leverage nearly $12 million in fleet investment and displace over 655,000 gallons of petroleum annually.
The funding round received over $6.3 million in grant funding requests, more than three times the program’s budget target.
The awarded projects all represent innovative deployments with large fleet operators across a variety of alternative fuels. The FY22 CFIP Round 2 awardees are:
- Blue Triton: $554,275 to purchase and deploy 25 propane autogas Class 7 delivery trucks in Lanham.
- Chaney Enterprises: $900,000 to purchase and deploy 6 electric concrete-mixer trucks at 3 locations in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s County. The vehicles are expected to represent the first such deployment in the State and one of the first in the country.
- Ecology Services: $986,160 to purchase and deploy 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks in Gaithersburg.
- Sysco: $1,500,000 to purchase and deploy 10 Class 8 electric tractors in Jessup. The vehicles will be Sysco’s first such deployment on the East Coast and are expected to represent the first and largest Class 8 electric vehicle deployment in the State.
The CFIP supports Gov. Larry Hogan’s commitment to address climate change through the deployment of alternative fuel and zero emission vehicles.