MARAD Offers Grants for LNG Conversion
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a request for proposals for projects focusing on vessel conversion to natural gas in an effort to measure changes in emissions before and after conversion.
The total amount of funding available is $900,000. Eligible applicants include vessel owners, operators or sponsors of U.S.-flag vessels operating on inland, coastal waterways or the Great Lakes. Awardees will be expected to complete a natural gas conversion on an existing vessel and measure/document pre- and post-conversion emissions and other operational characteristics.