Liquified Natural Gas Port Equipment Demonstration Project

Location: California: Port of Long Beach

EPA is providing a $75,000 grant to the Port of Long Beach and Weststart/CALSTART, with $525,000 in matching funds. This project will reduce diesel emissions at the port by retrofitting three new yard hostlers at the Long Beach Container Terminal’s Pier F facility with liquefied natural gas engines and testing their relative power and effectiveness for six months. Yard hostlers are small “off-road” trucks used to ferry containers within a container cargo terminal. This project is anticipated to reduce yard hostler emissions by 63 percent for nitrogen oxide and 80 percent for particulate matter.