Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 11 projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will assist in the development of clean and renewable energy projects across Pennsylvania. “One of Pennsylvania’s greatest strengths is the diversity of our energy portfolio,” he said. “These projects will help lower energy consumption and expand alternative energy sources like solar and hydro – not just helping to lower costs, but reducing our carbon footprint as well.”
The projects, totaling just over $12 million, will support the construction of extremely energy-efficient school buildings; support the installation of efficient and modern power systems like biomass and combined heat and power; and assist with the costs of purchasing and installing biogas purification systems and CNG fueling stations. The approved projects include:
CNG Services, LLC (in Crawford County) was approved for a $538,500 loan for the purchase and installation of a biogas purification system at Bortnick Dairy Farm in Beaver Township. The system will turn waste biogas into quality, pipeline-quality natural gas to be used as transportation fuel at CNG Services’ fueling stations. The project is expected to produce approximately 2,500 gasoline gallon equivalents of CNG annually. The total project cost is $1,837,000.
AAA Club Alliance, Inc. (in Philadelphia County) was approved for a $74,993 grant for the purchase and installation of a CNG fueling station at its Brewster Avenue fleet management facility. The station will have a daily capacity of 450 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE), and will enable AAA to expand their CNG fleet over the next 14 years. The total project cost is $299,975.
Source: Government of Pennsylvania