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Solicitation for the Capture and Control System for Oil Tankers Project

California Climate Investments Low Carbon Transportation Funding: The Low Carbon Transportation program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is soliciting a Grantee to implement and administer a project for a capture and control system for oil tankers under the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (FY 2019-20 Funding Plan). CARB approved the current funding plan in October 2019, which included $10 million for a project to demonstrate a capture and control system for oil tankers to capture vessel emissions at berth. CARB’s goal under this competitive solicitation is to demonstrate that commercially available capture and control technologies currently used by container vessels can continue to be adapted, or demonstrate new, innovative emission treatment strategies for use on tanker vessels at berth.

Capture and control systems are designed to capture vessel exhaust either at the stack, or when diverted directly to a connection point in the vessel exhaust system, and treat that exhaust in an emissions control system targeting criteria pollutants and toxic diesel particulate matter (PM). Eligible projects will also need to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, toxic diesel PM and criteria pollutants that are generated by the operation of the capture and control system. Capture and control systems for oil tankers will also showcase innovative solutions to address the unique safety requirements of tanker vessels. Projects will also demonstrate expanded capability to the existing commercial barge-based capture and control technologies for container vessels by controlling higher flow rates of emissions from the large boiler and auxiliary engine loads of oil tankers.

Applications must be submitted via an upload portal, and must be received by CARB no later than 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time), Friday, November 6, 2020. The grant solicitation and all associated documents can be found at Low Carbon Transportation Investments and Air Quality Improvement Program

California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff is holding an Applicant Zoom Conference on Thursday September 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. regarding the open solicitation for a “Capture and Control System for Oil Tankers Project.” The solicitation period opened on September 2, 2020 and closes on November 6, 2020. The grant solicitation and all associated documents can be found at Low Carbon Transportation Investments and AQIP Grant Solicitations.

At the Applicant Zoom Conference, CARB staff will be available to answer questions regarding eligibility, application completion, and other requirements. The Applicant Zoom Conference will be the final opportunity for potential applicants to submit questions to CARB staff prior to the application deadline. Please register by using the “Register” button below.

Applicant Zoom Conference

DATE: September 24, 2020 TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

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