The Energy Department (DOE) announced $18 million in support of five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative and community-based initiatives to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on alternative fuels such as natural gas and hydrogen.
Public investment in advanced, energy efficient transportation technologies and systems aim to improve the nation’s energy security, support energy independence, reduce transportation emissions, and strengthen U.S. economic competiveness. The projects selected will accelerate the development and adoption of alternative fuel technologies, and support pioneering deployments of market-ready vehicles and alternative fuels.
The selected initiatives include Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines, IL), which will receive $4.9 million to deploy multi-fuel stations (including compressed natural gas, biofuels, and propane) and alternative fuel vehicles along I-94 from Port Huron, Michigan to the North Dakota border.
The Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates development and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, economic vitality, and quality of life.
Source: Energy Department