The global data center cooling market size is expected to grow at a CAGR, or Compound Annual Growth Rate, of 3% over the period of 2019-2025. The United States dominates the global data center cooling industry with more than 135 facilities and investments accounting for 15-20% of the industry.
Understanding the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program
The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program) is a California engine retrofit and replacement program implemented through the cooperative efforts of 35 local air districts such as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The Carl Moyer Program provides grant funding to encourage the voluntary purchase of cleaner-than-required engines, equipment, and emission reduction technologies in an effort to rapidly reduce air pollution.
Over the past 22 years, the Carl Moyer Program has allocated nearly $1 billion towards reducing smog-forming and toxic emissions and continues to provide over $60 million in grant funding each year to clean up older polluting engines throughout California.
The regulatory, technological, and incentives landscape has changed since the inception of the Carl Moyer Program, and California Legislature has recently modified the Program to better serve California. Most recently, Senate Bill (SB) 513 has created new opportunities for the Program to contribute significant emission reductions alongside implemented regulations, advance zero and near-zero technologies, and combine program funds with those of other incentive programs.
The Carl Moyer Program provides funding in five categories of heavy-duty diesel engines:
- Agricultural Vehicles and Equipment - Project examples: repower and or retrofit irrigation pumps.
- Locomotives - Project examples: alternative switchers, idle limiting devices, remanufactured engines, and repower and/or retrofit.
- Marine Vehicles and Equipment - Project examples: repower and/or retrofit commercial vessels, new vessel purchase, and cold ironing oceangoing vessels.
- Off-road Vehicles and Equipment - Project examples: repower, retrofit and replace tractors and other agricultural equipment, construction equipment, airport ground support equipment, forklifts.
- On-road Vehicles and Equipment - Project examples: repower, retrofit or replace heavy-duty trucks, and buses.
There are three forms of funding an applicant may receive under the Carl Moyer Program:
- Up to 100% of the retrofit costs—including installation (installing particle traps or diesel oxidation catalysts)
- Up to 85% of repower costs, including installation. Repowering is the replacement of the in-use engine with a new engine.
- Up to 25% of new vehicle or equipment purchases that are cleaner than the law requires
- Up to 85% of the new equipment (Off-Road category only)
- Up to $45,000 for a new heavy-duty diesel truck On-Road Voucher Incentive Program
How to Start the Process
Local air districts administer Moyer Program grants and select projects to fund. Contact your local air district to find out how you can apply and receive funding.
A new study from Harvard's school of public health reveals dirty air in the United States can be linked to higher death rates from COVID-19. These scientists discovered that counties with elevated levels of fine particulate matter known as PM 2.5 in the air were linked to a higher likelihood to die from the virus.
Proposition 1B, also known as the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program, was approved in 2006 and has provided funding for projects that aim to reduce emissions. Prop 1B intends to reduce diesel air pollution from goods movement operations, which is broken down into two categories: heavy-duty trucks and transportation refrigeration units (TRU).
On March 24th, Rypos held our quarterly TRU Dealer Webinar.
The topics included discussion on ARB’s compliance regulation for DPF retrofits, a review of recent CARB activity, our Carrier & Thermo King filter availability, and Rypos' new product releases.
A summary of our presentation follows:
An unprecedented surge in cargo volume lifted the Port of Long Beach to its busiest February on record. Terminal operators and dockworkers moved over 770,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 40% plus increase over February 2020 and marking the largest year-over-year increase for a single month in the Port’s 110-year history.
Metro Ports, an experienced terminal operator and stevedoring company with locations across the country serving the waterfront community with both cargo and passengers handling services announced it purchased a second Tier 4 locomotive engine for its Pier G operations at the Port of Long Beach in California.
Through the $1.2 million investment, Metro Ports anticipates reducing pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and reactive organic gas from their air emissions by more than 4.5 tons over the next 15 years. That represents a significant improvement in air-quality emissions over the local industry standard of currently operating Tier 2 equipment, Metro Ports officials said in a press release.
"The move coincides with the port's clean-air action plan, Metro Ports recognizes its position as an industry leader and seeks to inspire awareness with its early adoption of the newest technology in clean-air equipment," said Metro Ports President Robert Dickey.
The first unit, produced by “National Railway Equipment Company”, was purchased when the technology was still considered experimental. With their recent $1.2M investment, Metro Ports expects to reduce air emissions such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM) and reactive organic gas (ROG) by over 4.5 tons over the next 15 years. This represents a significant improvement in air quality emissions over the local industry standard of currently operating Tier 2 equipment. The "Tier" number is a classification assigned to operating equipment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), with a higher tier being assigned to cleaner-burning equipment with lower emissions. These improvements are not required by regulatory agencies but a voluntary, proactive step to lead the charge in environmental stewardship.
The new locomotive's addition is a project four years in the making, involving Knoxville Locomotive Works and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which coordinated to procure grant funds through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that were aimed at projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emission. These funds contributed to cover the total $3.2 million cost of the purchase, officials said.
The Port of Philadelphia, also known as PhilaPort, has officially achieved a 7% increase in container volumes in 2020 placing it as the fastest-growing container port on the United States East Coast.