Clean Diesel Program

SDEV’s Clean Diesel Program has secured funding to green the fleet sector since 2009. Our work together with our fleet partners has led to a reduction in diesel emissions by over 5,500 tons annually! The result of this work is cleaner air, increased fuel economy, and improved public health (including reducing childhood asthma triggers).

How can I get involved?

Fleet managers, drivers, and industry professionals can reach out to SDEV to partner on equipment replacement projects that directly cut diesel emissions by building a cleaner fleet. SDEV submits applications for grant funding to modernize area fleets each spring and fall. Fill out our fleet interest form and contact 313-842-1961 to learn how to get involved.

Overview

With the support of our partners, SDEV has secured over $12-million in public and private investments to reduce diesel pollution in the Detroit area and throughout the State of Michigan. These investments have led to a reduction in diesel emissions by over 5,500 TONS annually. See Clean Diesel Program One Pager

Attention Suppliers:  View  Requests for Quotes (RFQs) for clean diesel projects 

 

View June 30, 2017 Press Release: MDEQ announces grant to reduce diesel pollution in Wayne County

View October 19, 2016 Press Release: EPA Grant to Reduce Diesel Emissions in Michigan awarded to Southwest Detroit group

View May 11, 2016 Press Release: DEQ announces grant to reduce diesel pollution in Southeast Michigan

View September 28, 2015 Press Release: SDEV Reduces over 105.7 Tons of Diesel Emissions through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Clean Diesel Program Background

Diesel emissions from mobile sources (such as on-highway trucks, off-road equipment and other transportation sources that run using diesel fuel) was determined to be the top issue of concern by the Southwest Detroit and South Dearborn communities through our CARE level I risk ranking process. To address the issue of diesel pollution, SDEV organized the Southwest Detroit Clean Diesel Collaborative. In less than five years, SDEV has formed partnerships with more than 30 local businesses , non-profit organizations, and local, state and federal government agencies.

EPA Clean Diesel Leadership AwardSDEV received the 2012 Midwest Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the U.S. EPA Region 5. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) nominated SDEV for this award on behalf of the Michigan Clean Diesel Coalition. This award recognizes leaders across the Midwest whose actions have a real, lasting impact on air quality.

Below is a summary of the work that the SDEV Clean Diesel Program has accomplished since 2009.

 

 

 

 


Projects in Progress

EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grant – Southeast Michigan Healthy Urban Goods Movement (SEM-HUGM) Initiative, 2018 – 2020

EPA Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant – Southwest Detroit Healthy Urban Goods Movement (SwD-HUGM) Initiative, 2018

EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grant – Detroit Urban Goods Movement (DUGM) Initiative, 2018 – 2020

EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grant – Healthy Urban Goods Movement (HUGM) Initiative, 2017-2018

 


 

Completed Projects (section under construction 10/2018)

State Clean Diesel Grant 2017 – Clean Streets Clean Air Collaborative

EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grant & Michigan Clean Diesel Collaborative, 2015-2017

EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grant, 2014-2016

State Clean Diesel Grant, 2016
Funded by: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
Partners: Gemini Transport, LLC
Project: The Southeast Michigan Clean Diesel Collaborative (SEMCDC) project successfully completed the early replacement of one 13-year old Class 8A short-haul diesel truck operated by local private project partner, Gemini Transport of Dearborn, MI. Gemini Transport’s new 2016 diesel truck will reduce harmful pollution emissions by 2 tons annually.

Learn more and read the Clean Diesel Herald: Southeast Michigan Clean Diesel Collaborative e-Newsletter

State Clean Diesel Grant, 2015
Funded by: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
Partners: Causley Trucking, Inc., Foreman Brothers, Inc., Forgotten Harvest, and Gemini Transport, LLC
Project: The Michigan Clean Diesel Collaborative (MCDC) project successfully completed the early replacement of five diesel trucks (two Class 8A short haul trucks, one Class 8A long haul truck and two Class 6 short haul refrigerated box trucks) operated by one non-profit and three private project partners. The MCDC project successfully reduced 105.7 tons of diesel emissions over the project lifetime (14-19 years), saving an estimated $260,000 annually based on avoidance of health effects associated with exposure to diesel emissions primarily in Wayne County, Michigan.

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MDEQ, SDEV and Forgotten Harvest staff reviewing new diesel refrigerated box trucks in comparison to older, higher emitting vehicles; From left to right: Mark Lamerson (Forgotten Harvest), Anne Ginn (Forgotten Harvest), Rebeca Villegas (SDEV), Christopher Affeldt (MDEQ) & Debra Swartz (MDEQ)

 

 

 


 

Christopher Burcham (Alco Transportation) with two new clean diesel trucks. They replaced a total of 11 trucks through SDEV’s Diesel Emissions Reduction grant funded by the U.S. EPA.

EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction (DERA) Grant, 2012-2014: In October 2012, SDEV was awarded a $1.2-million Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant from the U.S. EPA Region 5. This project, titled the Michigan Clean Diesel Collaborative, is a public/private/nonprofit partnership that continues to have a positive impact on air quality throughout the metro-Detroit, Lansing and Flint areas. SDEV and two other nonprofit agencies, NextEnergy Center in Detroit and Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities, worked with nine public and private fleets in Michigan to replace a total of 32 heavy-duty trucks and school buses with new, cleaner models. These new trucks and buses are 80-90% cleaner than the old vehicles. More information about the EPA DERA grant funding: http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgnational.htm#awarded

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Grant, 2013-2014
Funded by: Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Partner: Total Armored Car Service, Inc. in Detroit
Project: Replaced three old armored trucks with new, cleaner trucks


State Clean Diesel Grant, 2013-2014
Funded by: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
Partners: Foreman Bros, Inc. in Detroit and Red Cap Transport in Dearborn
Projects: Replaced four old Class 8b trucks with new, cleaner trucks


State Clean Diesel Grant, 2013
Funded by: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
Partners: Churchill Transportation, Ferrous Processing & Trading, and Total Armored Car Service, all located in Detroit
Projects: Replaced four old class 8 trucks and replaced two old armored trucks


CMAQ Grant, 2012
Funded by: Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Partner: Andrews Brothers, Inc. in Detroit
Project: Upgraded electrical infrastructure at the Detroit Fort Street Produce Terminal, and replaced seven old diesel refrigeration units with new plug-in electric units


State Clean Diesel Grant, 2012
Funded by: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
Partners: City of Melvindale, Churchill Transportation, Lakes Pilots Association, Marine One Towing, McCoig Materials, Norfolk Southern, Red Cap Transport, Superior Materials
Projects: Replaced six on-road trucks and one off-road lift machine, upgraded three marine engines, installed aerodynamic technology on 17 trucks, retrofitted 63 trucks with pollution controls, and installed idle reduction technology on six trucks

Joe Owens from the City of Melvindale with their new Boom Truck. SDEV received a grant from MDEQ to help the City replace their model year 1990 truck with this new 2012 model

Joe Owens from the City of Melvindale with their new Boom Truck. SDEV received a grant from MDEQ to help the City replace their model year 1990 truck with this new 2012 model


CMAQ Grant, 2011
Funded by: Michigan Department of Transportation
Partners: Churchill Transportation, DTE Energy, Ferrous Processing & Trading, and Red Cap Transport
Projects: Upgraded four truck engines, retrofitted nine trucks with pollution controls, and installed idle reduction technology on 16 trucks


Michigan Clean Diesel Recovery and Reinvestment Project, 2009-2011
Funded by: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Partners: Churchill Transportation, DTE Energy, Edward C. Levy, JW Westcott, Lakes Pilots Association, Marine One Towing, Red Cap Transport Superior Materials
Projects: Upgrade three marine engines, replaced three diesel forklifts with propane forklifts, replaced one off-road loader, retrofitted 56 trucks with pollution controls, and installed idle reduction technology on 11 trucks

SDEV helped get a new engine for the JW Westcott mailboat

SDEV helped get a new engine for the JW Westcott mailboat

Churchill Transportation replaced four 2004 trucks with new 2012 models (shown above). These new trucks reduce diesel emissions by over 35 tons every year.

Churchill Transportation replaced four 2004 trucks with new 2012 models (shown above). These new trucks reduce diesel emissions by over 35 tons every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Past and Present Clean Diesel Partners (Section Under Construction 10/2018)

Alco Transportation, Andrews Brothers, Causley Trucking, Churchill Transportation, City of Dearborn, City of Melvindale, City of Westland, Detroit Department of Water and Sewerage (DWSD), DTE Energy, Edward C. Levy, Ferrous Processing & Trading, Foreman Bros., Forgotten Harvest, Gemini Transport, H&P Transportation, JW Westcott, Lakes Pilots Association, Marine One Towing, McCoig Materials, National Industrial Maintenance, Norfolk Southern, Red Cap Transport, Superior Materials, Total Armored Car, NextEnergy, and Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities.

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