HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania has agreed to spend $8 million on 20 Alternative Fuel Transportation projects across the state. One of the projects is on the University Park Campus of Penn State University. In announcing the program, Governor Ed Rendell said the grants will go a long way toward enhancing Pennsylvania's Energy security, cleaning up the environment and promoting alternative forms of energy.
The grant of most interest to Central Pennsylvania is the award of more than $151 thousand that will be spent on improving Penn State's ability to store, blend and deliver in-house produced and purchased biofuels. That alternative fuel will then be used on the University Park Campus. Several of the other grants will go public agencies across the state that are willing to convert gas powered vehicles to alternative fuels.