“Gov. Rendell today announced $3 million in grants under Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuel Incentive program. Groups in the Philadelphia region received slightly more than $700,000 of the money.
The largest local grant went to City of Philadelphia Fleet Managment, which received $351,217 to buy 1 million gallons of biodiesel and storage tanks. Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel L.L.C. was awarded $250,000 to construct a commercial refinery that can process trap greese from restaurants to produce 3 million gallons of biodiesel. Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel had previously recieved a $369,696 contribution from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection towards its pilot plant.Bucks County transport received $25,000 for the purchase of 100,000 gallons of biodiesel. Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities got $75,000 toward the construction of at least 12 fueling stations that will sell a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline in the corridor from Philadelphia to Centre County.