In this April 7th eNewsletter from Sacramento Clean Cities
Upcoming Grants - Funding for a wide range of transportation and energy programs and projects
Upcoming Workshops - Participate in the decision making process
New Updates, Regulations & Requirements - Regulations and requirements that may affect your operations
Alternative Fuel & Zero-Emission Insights - Learn what’s new and what’s coming soon
Conferences, Programs - Educational, networking and presentation opportunities
Presentations Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
  • Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Grants Accepting Applications
Low-No Federal Transportation Grant
FTA-2023-002-TPM-LWNO, FTA-2023-003-TPM-BUS
  • $1.7B ($1.2B Low or No Emission Grants; $470M Bus & Bus Facility Grants)
  • Transition the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles
  • Grant Applications due by 4/13/23
Read more Here
School Bus Bi-Directional Infrastructure Pre-Application Workshop
April 25 - Virtual
  • CEC GFO-22-612 - Electric School Bus Bi-Directional Infrastructure
  • $15M in Funding Available
  • Designed tot support School Districts’ ability to address resilience during periods of power disruption
  • Application Deadline - July 12, 2023
Read more Here
Fast and Available Charging For All Californians
CEC Grant - GFO-22-611 - FAST
  • $35 million in grant funds available
  • projects that will support charging infrastructure for on-demand transportation services, car sharing enterprises, car rental agencies, and the public
  • Pre-application Workshop April 27, 10am (Virtual)
Read more Here
EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
  • Eligible applicants are limited to federally recognized tribal governments;
  • Help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks;
  • $1.6 million for up 16 to 20 grants of up to $100,000 each;
  • Applications are due by May 20
Read more Here
Federal Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program
  • $700M available in fiscal 22/23 with $2.5B over five years
  • Funding for Alt Fuel Infrastructure and EV Charging Infrastructure
  • Propane stations and propane genset powered microgrids and mobile EV Charging eligible
  • Applications due May 30
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Interested in Testing Bi-Directional Charging?
  • Sharing Power Can:
  • Reduce Your Power Costs
  • Provide Resilience During Grid Problems
  •  You May Be Eligible to Test Bi-Directional Charging and Get Reimbursed if:
  • You are in SMUD’s Territory
  • You have 2018 or Newer Nissan Leafs
  • Want a Bi-Directional Head Start and Get Paid?
Contact Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition Here
EPA Grants California's Emission Waiver Applications
The US EPA has granted California’s request to establish emission standards more stringent than the national emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, allowing mandating longer emission warranty periods on 2022 and later diesel engines, and approving authority to pass the Advanced Clean Truck Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation and the Zero Emission Powertrain Certification Program. 
Read more Here
Upcoming CARB Training
  • April 20 - New Programs and Regulations
Read more Here
CEC & Caltrans Workshop on National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Tools
April 13 - 10:30 - 12:00 - Virtual
  • Two NEVI tools to support California’s NEVI Program Implementation Efforts
  • NEVI Corridor Group Interactive Map Tool
  • NEVI Matchmaker Tool
Read more Here
CARB Public Hearing to Approve the Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation (ACF)
April 27 - In-person and Virtual
  • Requires fleet owners to transition to zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Affected fleets include drayage truck operators, State and local government, federal government, fleets that own, operate, or control a total of 50 or more vehicles with a GVWR greater than 8,500 pounds or are entities with $50 million or more in gross annual revenue. 
  • Regulation covers medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, off-road yard trucks, and light-duty mail and package delivery vehicles.
Read more Here
Clean Energy to Communities Program: Peer-Learning Cohorts
  • Eligible applicants include public agencies, NGOs and tribal governments
  • No funding is provided for the cohorts, but funding opportunities will be covered in the training
  • Applications Due by May 1
Read more Here
Coffee with a Researcher: Webinar Presentation on Integrating Micromobility with Transit and Other Modes
May 25 - 12noon - 1pm
  • Integrating transportation plans at different scales to reduce barriers to mobility;
  • Implementing human-powered, electric-assisted small vehicles to augment existing transportation options;
  • How e-cargo bikes are capable of meeting delivery or family use needs.
Register Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Nikola's Strategic Collaboration with Chart Industries
Nikola, an industry leader providing zero-emission trucks and infrastructure, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Chart Industries, an industry leader in hydrogen storage and infrastructure equipment to spur mobile and stationary infrastructure capabilities. 
Read more Here
Nikola MOU with Klean Industries
Nikola has signed and MOU with Klean Industries. Klean Industries will promote Nikola’s fuel cell trucks with their partners and suppliers and develop green hydrogen supply and dispensing equipment.
Read more Here
NGVi Course on NG Stations
This is a comprehensive and in-depth on-line course. Some of the areas covered include:
  • Codes, standards and regulations in CNG fueling station sizing, design, permitting, construction, operation and maintenance
  • NFPA requirements & standards for safe CNG fueling stations
  • ASME standards for CNG fueling station design and operation
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
DCFC Unreliability
Unlike the general reliability of Tesla Superchargers, at any given time over 20% of public DCFC are not working properly with a variety of malfunctions including payment failures, charging sessions stopping or slowing to a crawl during mid-charge, blank info screens, broken plugs, etc.
Read more Here
VIATEC - Using Grid Electricity to Eliminate Idling Work Trucks
Viatec technology, using overnight plug-in electricity to power bucket lifts and other on-board equipment during daytime shifts, can be retrofitted to existing in-service vocational work trucks or installed along with the body and equipment during the OEM installation process.  
Read more Here
Cummins Updates Factories for Electrolyzers and Engines
Cummins is investing $1B in factories around the US to build electrolyzers that will make “Green Hydrogen” and $500M to upgrade their Jamestown factory to make both 10L and 15L “Fuel Agnostic Engines”.
Read more Here
Europe EV Regs to Allow ICE Using Synthetic Fuels
The EU has adopted a regulation similar to the California regulation banning the sale of ICE by 2035, but in an interesting development, ICE using synthetic fuels, called “e-fuel” will be allowed, because the carbon in the synthetic fuel is extracted from the atmosphere, so its combustion in the engine does not add any carbon to the atmosphere, and the criteria and toxic emissions from ICE are now controlled to an extraordinarily low level.
Read more Here
Photosynthesis "Hack" May Open Biofuels Production
Scientists at Cambridge University, using ultra-high speed laser-pulse photography have discovered the electron exchange mechanism at the heart of the photosynthesis process that has eluded scientists until now. The ability to turn sunlight and water into biofuels and other bio-products would be a major breakthrough.
Read more Here
Merchant Shipping Association Skeptical About HD ZEV Implementation
The head of the Merchant Shipping Association raises a number of issues about the realistic possibility that 400 HD charging sites can be built, and power supplied to them, every month between now and 2035 to support ZEV trucks, after observing the inability to meet other aspirational targets like the hydrogen highway and high speed rail. 
Read more Here
Hydrogen Long Haul Trucks
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has issued a report, stating, “Hydrogen fuel cell tractors are…the only viable zero-emission solution currently proposed for one-for-one replacements for diesel in the future of long-haul heavy-duty trucks.”
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$72.00
Shell’s Hydrogen Carbon Intensity Pathways Compared to California Grid
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
May 1 - 4 - Anaheim Convention Center
  • Largest advanced transportation technologies and clean fuels conference and trade show
  • Hands-on access to the fuels, technologies, and vehicles driving the future of transportation
  • Product debuts and major announcements from leading OEMs and suppliers
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with 8,500+ transportation leaders 
  • Access to the most extensive assembly of advanced commercial vehicles anywhere
Read more Here
California Mobile Command Center Expo
May 4 - Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds
  • Demo your command centers
  • View a wide range of command center equipment
Read more Here
Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium (VOLTS)
May 9 - 11 - Long Beach
  • CEC project to support electric vehicle charging interoperability & advanced charging features for payment and energy management
  • Full-day conference with two additional days of charging interoperability testing 
  • Charging reliability, scaling charger deployment, implementation of ISO 15118, and secure network payments 
Read more Here
FORTH Roadmap Conference
May 15 - 17, 2023
  • We are a proud Community Partner for the 2023 #RoadmapForth Conference!
  • Join 1k+ automakers, utilities, gov. agencies, NGOs & more May 15-17 for the nation's premier #electrictransportation conference.
  • The 2023 Forth Roadmap Conference Program is now available: program overview
Use code CPSAC for $75 off Presale Rates before 1/16 >
EVS36 "Driving the Transition to E-Mobility"
June 11 - 14, 2023 - Sacramento Convention Center
  • Annual international gathering of the world’s EV experts
  • Cutting-edge research 
  • Innovative technologies
  • EV Market developments
Read more about EVS36 Here
  • EVS36 Call for papers covering:
  • Research
  • Market and government programs
  • Activities across all fields related to hybrid, battery & fuel cell technologies
  • EV infrastructure and services.
Read more about submitting papers Here
Green Transportation Summit and Expo "Accelerate to Zero"
August 22 - 24 - Tacoma, Washington
  • West Coast’s Premier Fleet Modernization & Sustainable Transportation Event
  • Networking, Information Sessions, Workshops, Vehicle Walk-throughs
Register Here (Use Discount Code SACRAMENTO-CC-30 for a 30% Discount)
Read more Here
"ZEB Con" Zero Emission Bus Conference
Sept 26-28 San Diego
  • Site Tours of Electric Bus Deployments
  • ZEB 101 Course
  • Charge Management
  • Hydrogen Fueling
  • ZEB Depot Planning
  • Financing
  • Workforce Development
  • ZEB Transition Planning
  • Microgrids
Read more Here
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