U.S. DOE Announces Funds, Workshop for Natural Gas in Heavy Duty Vehicles
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made $11 million available to support development and demonstration of alternative technologies, including natural gas vehicle technologies, for medium and heavy duty vehicles. The program is designed to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel, and imported petroleum. One of the two areas of interest provides opportunities for NGV technology:
One of the two areas of interest for the funding is the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration program, which seeks to demonstrate the performance of commercially-available dual fuel heavy duty vehicles equipped with engines capable of operation using a mixture of diesel fuel and gaseous fuels and the associated emissions control systems.
Collected data will be analyzed by Energy Department National Laboratories and used to identify technology barriers and inform future efforts. Learn more about this funding opportunity and plan to attend a webinar on September 23, 2015 by visiting the funding website.