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Technology Advancement Program

A significant initiative of the CAAP is the Technology Advancement Program, which will accelerate the availability of new strategies into the suite of control measures that will ultimately result in significant reductions of diesel particulate matter (DPM), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and other pollutants.

The Mission Statement for the Technology Advancement Program is to accelerate the verification or commercial availability of new, clean technologies, through evaluation and demonstration, to move towards an emissions free port.

It is envisioned that the Technology Advancement Program will be the catalyst for identifying, evaluating, and demonstrating/piloting new and emerging emissions reduction technologies/strategies applicable to the port industry that could then be utilized in future updates to the CAAP as new control measures, alternatives to existing strategies, or as additional mitigation options for new projects.

The Technology Advancement Program is focused on new and emerging technologies, with the objectives of streamlining the process for reaching consensus on the emission reductions achieved by various technologies and facilitating development of new technologies and their adoption throughout the port industry.

Interested in submitting a proposal? Please review the TAP Guidelines for instructions.

For more information on current and past projects funded under the TAP, please see Reports and Documents.

TAP Projects for Ocean-Going Vessels

For information on emission reduction technologies for oceangoing vessels, please see the San Pedro Bay Ports Oceangoing Vessel Emission Reduction Technology Guide here.

The California Air Resources Board has developed Recommended Emissions Testing Guidelines for Ocean-Going Vessels. The guidelines are available here.

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