California Energy Commission to Award $4M for Natural Gas Vehicle R&D

By NGT Staff.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has released a grant funding opportunity to provide up to $4 million for projects that support the research and development (R&D) of heavy-duty off-road vehicles powered by conventional or renewable natural gas.

According to the solicitation’s introduction, “Projects should incorporate advanced low-emission engine technology currently available for heavy-duty on-road vehicles. Existing advanced natural gas engine technologies could be adapted to provide this market segment with a natural gas engine option capable of exceeding current, Tier 4, emission regulations while simultaneously meeting the performance needs of off-road applications.”