State Sen. Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) today announced a $328,425 state grant for EcoClean Burners, Inc. under the Alternative and Clean Energy Program.

The grant will be used to purchase and install equipment to manufacture and assemble burner units located in Sharpsburg Borough in Allegheny County.

“This grant will allow EcoClean Burners to hire 36 new workers in an economy that has only seen jobs disappear recently,” Ferlo said. “I will continue to seek state support for projects that allow us to conserve energy, preserve the environment, and create new jobs.”

The Alternative and Clean Energy Program provides financial assistance in the form of grant and loan funds for the utilization, development and construction of alternative and clean energy projects in Pennsylvania. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), under the direction of the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

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