In this June 9th 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
Special Events
June 11 - SacEV - EV Advocates "Social"
California Automobile Museum (1:30 - 4:30)
  • Timed to not conflict with:
  • EVS36 Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition; or
  • EVS36 Delegate Welcome Reception (5:30 - 7:30)
Register Here
June 20 & 22 - Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation (ACF) Webinar
10am - 12noon
  • Operational and Budgetary Impacts of the recently approved regulation
  • Presentation on June 20 will be repeated on June 22
  • Detailed review of the ACF requirements
  • Presentations by fleet managers with decades of alt fuel and zero-emission implementation experience
SAVE THE DATE - Details will follow
June 29 - Rosenbauer Electric Fire Truck Display
Cal Expo Lot A
  • Electric Pumper with 10” to 19” adjustable ground clearance
  • Up to 1,500 GPM water pumping (backup power using BMW 6 cylinder clean diesel engine)
  • Standard or All Wheel Steering (Countersteering and Crab Steering)
Grants Accepting Applications
Sacramento Air District Incentive Programs Currently Open
  • Community CarShare Program (Car-sharing program to benefit disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento area)
  • Clean Cars 4 All ( Helping low-income Sacramento County residents get a new mobility option when they turn in an old vehicle for scrap)
  • Off-Road Equipment Replacement (Incentives to replace Tier 3 and older or gasoline off-road equipment with Tier 4 Final or zero-emission level equipment)
  • Incentives to help fund the new installation of charging infrastructure 
Read more Here
CARB Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Program (CORE)
  • CORE Program Administrator being sought to run the $13.69M Program
  • Program will offer vouchers for ZEV off-road freight equipment
  • Applications due 6/9/23
Read more Here
DOE Funding Announcement $99M
  • DE-FOA-0002893
  • Areas of interest include: Reduction of weight and cost of batteries, reduction in life cycle emissions of advanced lightweight materials, reduced costs and advanced technologies for both on- and off-road vehicle charging and infrastructure, innovative public transit solutions, and training to increase deployment of these technologies among diverse communities
  • Concept Papers Due 6/26/23, Final Submissions Due 8/11/23.
Read more Here
DOE "Ride & Drive Electric" $51M FOA Funding
  • Resilience strategies and plans for EV charging networks to ensure adequate and equitable access to reliable EV charging services;
  • Projects that will assess, develop, and/or test business models that integrate EV and/or charger deployment in ways that deliver mobility, economic, or other benefits to Justice40 and underserved communities;
  • Developing a diverse and highly skilled workforce within the electrified transportation industry to support the deployment and maintenance of EV charging related equipment including equipment;
  • Establish teams to assess the performance, reliability, and usability of AC Level 2 charging and/or DC fast charging (DCFC) stations across the United States.
  • Applications due 7/28/23
Read more Here
EPA 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program
  • $400 million in competitive grant funding for zero-emission school buses, clean school buses, and EVSE.
  • Two grant categories: school district and Tribal applicants; and third-party applicants.
  • Priority given to replace buses serving high-need local education agencies, rural areas, Tribal school districts and public school districts receiving basic support payments for students living on Tribal land, and rural areas. 
  • At least 40% of the funding will go to disadvantaged communities.
  • Grant deadline: Tuesday, August 22.
Webinar Info Here
Grant Info Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Job Opportunity to Work as a Clean Truck Check Referee Tester
  • CSU-Fresno is currently hiring a Referee Tester position to support the CARB statewide “Referee Network Operations”
  • The Referee Tester is required to have experience in the automotive inspection, diagnosis, and repair industry, and will have to maintain practical knowledge of Clean Truck Check requirements and procedures.
CARB Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) 2023 Launch
  • $182M Available
  • Manufacturers & Dealers Encouraged to submit for equipment verification by June 15
  • Fleet applications accepted beginning July 18
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
GM & Stellantis Pay Fuel Economy Fines
GM & Stellantis both failed to meet federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards in past years, and together paid fines totalling $363M ($235M for Stellantis, $128M for GM). 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
xEV Safety Certifications
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has released Electrified Propulsion Vehicles (xEV) High-Voltage Electrical Safety Standards to minimize the hazards and associated impacts of working on or around EVs and PHEVs.
Canadian Biodiesel & SAF
Canada has granted $86M to complete the conversion of an oil refinery in Newfoundland into a biodiesel and SAF production facility. The bulk of the funding has come from private equity companies Braya Renewable Fuels and Energy Capital Partners. 
Read more Here
China Accused of Marketing Fraudulent Biofuels
The European Commission has received several complaints that China is flooding the European market with fossil fuels that are fraudulently labeled as biofuels. The lack of appropriate controls to certify the origin of the feedstock in China makes it possible for fraudulent biofuels to be dumped into the European market, depressing the market value of biofuels that can be certified. 
Read more Here
Energy Vision - Wastewater Treatment Opportunities
Energy Vision has developed a report on the magnitude of renewable methane energy that is available from New York City wastewater and by extension, wastewater treatment facilities across the US. 
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$84.00
Hydrogen CI Pathway Application
Iwatani CI Pathway Application B042603
  • Fuel Producer: Iwatani Corporation of America
  • Hydrogen produced at Linde-Praxair SMR using North American Fossil Natural Gas
  • Transported as gaseous Hydrogen in tube-trailers to refueling stations in California.
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
Electric Truck DEPOT Bootcamp
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is offering a free ten-session series of one hour webinars covering the requirements for electrifying a truck depot. The webinars will run from 10am - 11am every other Tuesday from April 25 through September 5.
Please register Here
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
SacEV - EV Advocates "Social"
June 11 - California Automobile Museum (1:30 - 4:30)
  • Timed to not conflict with:
  • EVS36 Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition; or
  • EVS36 Delegate Welcome Reception (5:30 - 7:30)
Register 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
Mobilize Summit 2023
October 30 & 31 - Long Beach
  • Transportation, Aviation & Logistics Professionals
  • Latest on Emerging Technologies
  • Workforce Education 
Read more Here
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