United States: new law helps develop infrastructure for low-emission fuels

The new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is creating unprecedented opportunity for Autogas and other low-emission fuels to power on-road and off-road fleets that have historically operated on diesel and gasoline. The law involves over $9 billion in funding for refuelling infrastructure and clean vehicles, including LPG, which is identified in the Act as an emerging alternative fuel. Today, about 70,000 on-road vehicles, including 22,000 school buses, run on Autogas.

“The inclusion of propane Autogas is a major win for communities across the country, as fleet owners will have multiple alternative fuel options for reducing emissions and transforming their fleets for the better,” said Tucker Perkins, president and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council. “With propane, fleets can accelerate decarbonisation quickly and affordably.”

LPG-fuelled vehicles and refuelling infrastructure are eligible to compete for the following funding opportunities under the new law:

  • $2.5 billion in grants for refuelling infrastructure
  • $2.5 billion in funding for the Clean School Bus Programme
  • $1.6 billion in grants for buses and bus facilities
  • $2.5 billion in grants for emissions reduction at port facilities

Funding is expected to become available in January 2022. For more information, please check this link.

22 December 2021