ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is awarding more than $4 million in grants to projects designed to make the state’s transportation systems more energy efficient.
The projects include an effort to use a natural mushroom byproduct as vehicle insulation, and a proposal to make New York subway tunnel lights more efficient.
Seventeen businesses are set to receive a portion of the $4.3 million in funds announced Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo says the money is an investment in innovative technologies that will make the state more energy efficient.
Other projects receiving funding include proposals to develop wireless charging stations for electric vehicles in New York City and research into hybrid buses.