Port Everglades wins clean diesel grant
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Wednesday awarded a $750,000 grant to Port Everglades for diesel emissions reduction through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Clean Diesel Campaign.
Broward County is also contributing $510,000 to emissions reduction projects at the port.
The grant will fund the purchase and installation of diesel emissions reduction equipment for on-road and off-road equipment, replacement of old generators, forklifts, and service vehicles. Other port projects include diesel cargo handling equipment that will be retrofitted with newer emissions reduction technology, and repowering of diesel boats with more efficient, cleaner burning engines.