“I am particularly pleased to be awarding GE Transportation $1 million to demonstrate their natural gas technology. Such innovation is key in finding even more benefit from Pennsylvania’s abundant shale formations,” Corbett said. “In addition, three other innovation projects represent great opportunities to diversify our fuel portfolio.”
Washington County-based FYDA Freightliner is another grant recipient and received a $375,000 that will help develop a natural gas retrofit kit for gasoline direct injection engines. In addition, Air Products will deploy a next phase pilot demonstration of a hydrogen fueling technology in Lehigh County to fuel the next generation of fuel cell vehicles and got a $209,046 grant.
It is worth mentioning that last month GE Transportation signed an agreement with CSX Corporation to explore emissions-cutting and efficiency breakthroughs in LNG technology for locomotives beginning with a pilot program in 2014.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection