John Hanger, the Secretary of Environmental Protection, has announced that the department currently accepts applications by means of the $6-million Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant (AFIG) program of Pennsylvania meant for homegrown fuel projects across the state.
The AFIG program facilitates in improving the economy as well as the environment by developing less polluting, cleaner burning transportation forms. Hanger also added that this program encourages the usage of homegrown fuels by way of providing financial incentives in order to spur projects for improving air quality and reducing foreign oil dependence.
The eligible proposals might comprise projects that produce or use biofuels, alternative fuel vehicles, alternative fuels or projects that implement fuel-saving technology for the transportation sector. The projects may include categories such as retrofitting of fleet vehicles for operating on alternative fuels, purchasing alternate fuel vehicles, installing fleet refueling systems for alternative fuel automobiles or supporting advanced training, development and research.