May 25, 2021. Ingevity Corporation was awarded approximately $256,000 in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as part of the 2020 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program. The grant will be used to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of renewable natural gas (RNG) and Ingevity’s adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicle platform with eight fleets throughout Pennsylvania. Representing the first use of ANG technology in the state, the AFIG award will cover half of the incremental cost to equip 28 Ford Super Duty F-250 trucks and Ford Transit vans with ANG technology and install complementary low-pressure fueling appliances for participants, as well as costs associated with data collection and analysis.
Ingevity’s grant proposal was supported by a majority of the state’s natural gas utilities, including Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, National Fuel Gas, Peoples Natural Gas, Philadelphia Gas Works and UGI Corporation, as well as commercial partners such as Range Resources, Bloxdorf Contracting, Gateway Engineers and In City Farms. Participating fleets will cover the remaining 50% of the ANG vehicle upfit and fueling appliance costs.
“This award represents an important endorsement of the ANG platform in Pennsylvania as an economically viable, sustainable fueling solution,” said David Newton, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, at Ingevity. “This is a significant leap as we continue to demonstrate the benefits of RNG as a transportation fuel in fleets across the U.S. We remain focused on growing ANG awareness and adoption through additional grant and subsidy opportunities, fleet partnerships, and collaboration with OEMs to adapt ANG technology on future light-duty vehicle platforms. We are honored to be an AFIG recipient and look forward to working closely with these fleet partners.”