The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized rules for a state alternative fuel vehicle conversion grant program and announced the availability of $5 million in funding.

According to the agency, the grants will assist owners of diesel- or gasoline-powered Class 7 and 8 vehicles (weighing at least 26,000 pounds) to convert or replace engines to use compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or propane autogas. The Ohio EPA says these cleaner fuels and technologies help improve air quality by reducing diesel emissions such as nitrogen oxide and fine particulates. Grants also may be used for bi-fueled or dual-fueled vehicles that can run on both an alternative fuel and gasoline or diesel fuel. Read the full article here.