Capture and Control System for Oil Tankers At Berth Project

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Closed (3 total applications submitted)
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The California Air Resources Board's goal under the capture and control solicitation is to demonstrate that the commercially available capture and control technologies currently used by container vessels or new innovative technologies can continue to be adapted for use on oil tanker vessels at berth.


The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) is soliciting applicants to develop, implement and administer a project for a capture and control system for oil tankers under the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (FY 2019-20 Funding Plan). Total funding for this project is up to $10 million from the FY 2019-20 Low Carbon Transportation Allocation. The project funded under this Solicitation will support the continued adaptation of capture and control system technology to oil tankers. Eligible projects shall include a plan for requesting that the capture and control system demonstrated under this Solicitation receive approval from CARB as an alternative control technology under CARB-approved emissions control strategy as described in the proposed Control Measure for Ocean-Going Vessels At Berth (Proposed At Berth Regulation).The system will capture vessel exhaust either at the vessel stack, or from another connection point in the vessel exhaust system, and divert the exhaust to an emissions treatment unit to remove oxides of nitrogen (NOx), fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), reactive organic gases (ROG) and diesel particulate matter (DPM) emissions. Eligible projects will be required to treat emissions of criteria pollutants and toxic air contaminants that are generated by the operation of the capture and control system. Eligible projects will also be required to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are generated by the capture and control system, to avoid a net increase of GHG emissions. All work shall be completed by January 1, 2025. Specific tasks are outlined within this Solicitation. Applications are due to CARB no later than 5:00 p.m., November 6, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

This competitive Solicitation is open to local air districts, other California-based public entities, or California-based non-profit organizations as the Grantee (applicant). The Grantee must demonstrate its expertise at implementing advanced technology deployment projects and providing sufficient administration and oversight.

Eligible Geographies:

Eligible projects are required to achieve reductions in GHG, criteria pollutant, and toxic air contaminant emissions and must provide benefits to disadvantaged communities. Projects must be located at a California port or marine terminal that is within a disadvantaged community as defined by CARB’s SB 1550 and SB 535 Guidance.

Matching Funding Requirement:

The Grantee is required to match a minimum of 25 percent of the Total Project Cost. Total Project Cost is equal to the sum of requested grant funding amount and the applicant’s proposed match amount.

Important Dates

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November 30, 2020
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
65 days

Funding Details

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$0 – $10,000,000
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  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The funding source is the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives for Low Carbon Transportation. 

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  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

A Progress Report on the status of the project to date, including the milestones and associated deliverables for which the disbursement request is requesting reimbursement, is required for all disbursement requests

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Dmitri Smith, 1-916-324-7901,