California Airports Partnership Air Quality Improvement Project

Location: California: Los Angeles International, San Francisco International, Oakland International, and San Diego International Airports

CALSTART’s California Airports Partnership Air Quality Improvement Project was implemented using $678,459 in U.S. EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding combined with $434,354 in matching funds from participating partners. This project produced the following outcomes: 1) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - retrofitted 10 heavy-duty on-field equipment engines with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) and purchased 123,480 gallons of B20 biodiesel; 2) Oakland International Airport (OAK) - retrofitted 5 transit buses with DPFs; 3) San Diego International Airport (SAN) - retrofitted 2 on-field scrubbers with DPFs; 4) Southwest Airlines - re-powered 9 aircraft pushback tugs (6 with 2011 diesel engines at Los Angeles International Airport and 3 with all-electric motors at San Jose-Minetta International Airport); and 5) Increased Public Awareness – conducted 2 Clean Airport Fleet workshops that included 250 airport stakeholders and significant press coverage, held monthly conference calls with representatives from California’s 8 largest commercial airports, and published a website to promote the work of the program.