MARAD to fund vessel conversions

  • Vessels

The U.S. Maritime Administration’s Office of Environment informed it is offering $900,000 in funding for vessel conversions to run on natural gas.¬†

MARAD issued a request for proposals for projects that focus on vessel conversions. It is looking to provide cost-share funding through cooperative agreements for U.S.-flagged vessels¬†that operate on inland, coastal waterways, or the Great Lakes, MARAD said in it’s notice.

Eligible applicants include vessel owners, operators, or sponsors. 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 via in situ testing methods.

Closing date for applications has been set to May 7, 2015.

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LNG World News Staff; Image: MARAD

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