Cleantech consultancy Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) recently surpassed the $1 billion mark in government agency grants and funding it secured for its clients. This includes more than 500 individual funding awards to help transportation players successfully transition to low- or zero-emission vehicles.
Rewards include the deployment of more than 8,400 clean medium and heavy-duty vehicles, hundreds of clean fuel and power charging stations, and other innovative clean transportation projects, including $50 million in monetized credits to customers through the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. This milestone represents a 90% success rate on grant applications for GNA, reflecting the company’s efforts to develop projects and grant applications that meet many public interest objectives.
“Our partners – progressive fleets, automakers and public agencies – play an important role in this success, and this milestone represents the progress we are making together to transform transportation,” said Erik Neandross, CEO of GNA. “Grant funding, including new sources of funding created by the expansion of LCFS programs and the federal infrastructure bill, will continue to rapidly grow the advanced transportation market for the foreseeable future. GNA looks forward to continuing to help its customers maximize the financial benefits of advanced vehicles and clean fuels. »
A few recent notable projects for which GNA has crafted winning grant applications include:
- Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI), a project led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District to deploy 100 electric Class 8 Freightliner and Volvo trucks with NFI and Schneider in Southern California, benefiting disadvantaged communities and serving as a replicable model for other large-scale, zero-emissions fleets.
- Frito-Lay’s initiative to replace the use of all diesel-powered freight equipment with near zero-emission tractors using low-carbon, renewable natural gas, and a range of on-road zero-emission technologies and off-road at one of its largest manufacturing facilities in Modesto, California.
GNA also offers the Funding 360 program, which informs customers of possible funding opportunities by tracking and reporting new grants in North America.
“It is extremely rewarding to work with our clients to secure initial research grants and then move to full implementation with deployment grants,” said Karen Mann, GNA Partner and Senior Vice President of Programs. “By paying attention to the economic viability and technical feasibility of projects, we craft an impactful and actionable grant application, and help our clients set the market direction for clean transportation.”