“This is a logical extension of the work we have performed in hydrogen research,” said SRNL Director Dr. Terry Michalske. “ARPA-E is a very significant and highly competitive program and our ability to attract such well-regarded partners and win this award underscores the quality of science and research taking place at SRNL every day.”
SRNL’s research and ARPA-E’s new projects are focused on removing some barriers regarding natural gas vehicle technologies for tanks, which will help encourage the wider use of natural gas powered cars and trucks.
The SRNL research is one of thirteen cutting-edge research projects that will receive a total of $30 million to find new ways of harnessing America’s abundant natural gas supplies for cars and trucks, and expand the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. Through ARPA-E, the Department’s new program, titled Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy – or “MOVE” – aims to engineer light-weight, affordable natural gas tanks for vehicles and develop natural gas compressors that can efficiently fuel a natural gas vehicle at home.
Source: Savannah River Site.