Monday, December 5, 2011

CHIP and AFV Additional Recipients Announced

We're a bit behind, but in case you missed it, we wanted to post the press release announcing that 16 additional organizations were awarded CHIP (Conserving Hoosier Industrial Power) and AFV (Alternative Fuel Vehicle) grants.  Joining these 16 recipients are Bell Aquaculture, MD Logistics, Ryobi Die Casting, Republic Services of Indiana, and City of Seymour.  Congratulations to all!

Additional Funding for Energy Efficiency and Alternative Fuel Improvements
16 Companies Awarded Conserving Hoosier Industrial Power and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants In Second Round
(Indianapolis) – Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has announced 16 additional awards for two energy related grant programs.  $4.6 million in grants will be divided between the Conserving Hoosier Industrial Power (CHIP) grant program and the Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) program. Both grant programs use federal funds administered through the Indiana Office of Energy Development.
Two companies will be retrofitting commercial vehicles to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for an annual savings of over 364,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Fourteen other companies will become more energy efficient using a variety of initiatives including new lighting, variable frequency drives, boiler and HVAC upgrades, and energy management systems.  The companies are:
AFV Grants
Vectra (Bestway Express)
Veolia ES Solid Waste Midwest
CHIP Grants
Analytical Engineering
Baker & Taylor
Beach Mold & Tool
New Albany
Creative Liquid Coatings
Haas Cabinet
Haynes International
Horlander Enterprises
IF & P Foods
New Albany
Premier Ethanol
Terre Haute
Valbruna Slater Stainless
Fort Wayne

“There is so much that can be done to increase energy efficiency and reduce the use of foreign oil in our commercial and industrial sector,” said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman.  “I am confident these two programs will help Hoosier companies be part of our energy solution.”
The initial round of funding for the AFV and CHIP programs was announced last month. Five companies shared $1.2 million in the first round. These five companies include MD Logistics, Bell Aquaculture, Ryobi Die Casting, Republic Services of Indiana, Indianapolis Yellow Cab, and the City of Seymour.
The AFV grant was open to on-road fleet operations in Indiana. There were a number of criteria that had to be met as part of the AFV grant, including   demonstrating measurable improvements in fuel efficiency, a reduction in fuel demand, and a reduction in fuel costs.  Also as part of the AFV grant process, applicants had to work with at least one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities organizations in the state.  There are two Clean Cities organizations in Indiana: the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition and South Shores Clean Cities.  The projects must be completed by January 31, 2012.
The CHIP Program projects must be located in Indiana, and demonstrate measurable improvements in energy efficiency, result in a reduction in energy demand, or implement an energy recycling process. In the first round of CHIP funding in 2010-11, 11 companies divided $2.2 million for energy efficiency projects upgrades or retrofits.
Both rounds of the AFV and CHIP grants were funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA). 


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