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The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.


Pembrokeshire Plant Oil for Transport - Phase I

This project aims to stimulate the development of the biofuel transport sector in Pembrokeshire. The project will offer 50% grants to convert ten suitable diesel engine vehicles to run on pure vegetable oil. The allocation of these grants will be managed independently by the West Wales ECO Centre as a registered charity with no commercial interest in the project, working closely with the SDF officer. The ECO Centre will contribute all staff time as free match funding to the project. Veg Oil Motoring will be responsible for providing technical information and vehicle conversion work. The general public will be encouraged to participate in the project by information disseminated: in the media, through leaflets and two promotional events. Individuals and enterprises taking part will initially pay the whole cost of conversion work on their vehicles and then be refunded 50% following completion of works. Vehicles will be converted using the tried and tested German Elsbett conversion kits which have already been piloted successfully on ten vehicles in West Wales and thousands of others worldwide. The ten vehicles converted through the project will save an estimated total of 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. The project will be designed to encourage the development of a farm based local biofuel oil supply sector as currently exists in Ireland and Germany. Converted vehicles will be provided with promotional signage to increase public awareness on this fuel alternative.

Project Total Cost: £18,977.00

Grant Awarded: £9,891.00