Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Technology Development

U.S. Energy Department Press Release:

The Energy Department today announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of innovative alternative technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, designed to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel, and oil imports. 

The funding opportunity includes two areas of interest:

  1. Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Powertrain Electrification focuses on research, development, and demonstration of electric-drive powertrain technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that significantly reduce fuel consumption. 
  2. Heavy-Duty Vehicle Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration seeks to demonstrate the performance and reliability of commercially-available dual fuel heavy-duty vehicles equipped with engines capable of operation using a mixture of diesel fuel and gaseous fuels—natural gas, propane- or natural gas-derived fuels such as dimethyl ether—and the associated emissions control systems. 

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