Today, the US Department of Energy took a bold step forward in wastes to biopower and gaseous fuels for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. It’s part of a major $51 million funding package for advanced vehicle technologies that also includes work on energy-efficient engines and fast-fueling for hydrogen fuels.
In the topic most relevant to the advanced bioeconomy today, the Energy Department is focusing on “Gaseous Fuels Research and Technology Integration for Medium- and Heavy-duty Vehicles”. Specifically, high density gas storage and transport, advanced waste to energy technologies, and technology integration that focus on lowering the cost of and overcoming technical barriers to the use of medium- and heavy-duty natural gas and hydrogen fueled vehicles.
By, Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest