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|Leonardo Academy and GAIN Clean Fuel Secure $1.2 Million Grant to Support Building CNG Stations in Pennsylvania|
(Madison, June 9, 2015) - Leonardo Academy announced this week that the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development ACE Program has awarded two grants that Leonardo Academy submitted on behalf of GAIN Clean Fuel. The grant awards which total approximately $1.2 million, will support GAIN Clean Fuel ‘s construction of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Fairless Hills, PA and Fredericksburg, PA. Both stations will be open to the public and are located near major Interstate highways.
Key partners in these grant proposals are the anchor customers for the two sites: Silvi Concrete is partnering with GAIN to build the CNG station in Fairless Hills and W.C. McQuaide, Inc. is partnering with GAIN to add CNG dispensers at a Pacific Pride station in Fredericksburg.
Leonardo Academy is working with GAIN Clean Fuel, a brand of U.S. Oil, to procure funding in multiple states in order to promote the use of CNG nationwide. The use of CNG, a much cleaner-burning fuel than conventional gasoline or diesel fuel, greatly reduces the output of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and carbon dioxide (the most prevalent greenhouse gas) from vehicular use. Converting America’s diesel trucking fleet is a critical component of reducing these emissions due to the number of diesel-fueled trucks on America’s highways. Before fleets will convert to using CNG, however, stations—such as those being built in Pennsylvania—must be available to meet fleets’ refueling needs as they transport goods across the country.
Leonardo Academy’s president Michael Arny stated, “Leonardo Academy is proud to assist GAIN Clean Fuel in its efforts to make CNG readily available and thus to improve our air quality and slow global warming. Securing grant funding for clean fueling stations is a key part of our efforts to achieve the sustainable transportation of people and goods throughout the country.”
Arny also stated, “Leonardo Academy congratulates all the organizations that are making these two new stations possible: GAIN Clean Fuel, Silvi Concrete, and W.C. McQuaide, Inc., as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development ACE Grant Program.”
About Silvi Concrete
For more information about Silvi Concrete, visit www.silvi.com.
About W.C. McQuaide Inc.
For more information on W.C. McQuaide Inc., visit www.mcquaide.com.
About Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development ACE Grant Program
For more information on the ACE Grant program, visit http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-finder/alternative-and-clean-energy-program-ace.