Hydrogen Laws and Incentives in Illinois
The list below contains summaries of all Illinois laws and incentives related to hydrogen.
Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) administers the Driving a Cleaner Illinois program for diesel emission reduction projects. Projects are funded by Illinois’ portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, the U.S. EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Program, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program . Funding is currently available through January 27, 2020 for diesel school bus heaters in the Chicago area. For more information, including how to apply, see the IEPA Grant Accountability and Transparency Act page.
Point of Contact
Manager, Clean Air Programs
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: (217) 524-5008
School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement
The Illinois Department of Education will reimburse any qualifying school district for the cost of converting gasoline buses to more fuel-efficient engines or to engines using alternative fuels. Restrictions may apply. (Reference 105 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/29-5)
Laws and Regulations
Ethanol and Hydrogen Production Facility Permits
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may issue air pollution control permits through the Bureau of Air for thermochemical conversion technology facilities that are constructed and operated to demonstrate the process of applying heat to woody biomass to produce ethanol or hydrogen for use as transportation fuel. Permit applicants must perform emissions testing during the required permit period, and must submit the results of that testing to the Illinois EPA within 60 days after completion. (Reference 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/39.9)
Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Goals
Illinois state agencies must work towards meeting the following goals:
- By July 1, 2025, at least 60% of new passenger vehicles purchased must be hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and 15% must be battery electric vehicles (EVs).
- Agencies that operate medium- and heavy-duty vehicles must implement strategies to reduce fuel consumption through diesel emission control devices, HEV and EVs technologies, alternative fuel use, and fuel-efficient technologies.
- Agencies must also implement strategies to promote the use of biofuels in state vehicles; reduce the environmental impacts of employee travel; and encourage employees to adopt alternative travel methods.
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