UK’s APC Makes £30M Funding Available to Reduce Transport Carbon Emissions

| United Kingdom: Coventry

Logo_APC UKThe Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd (APC) has opened its 10th funding competition, APC 10, making up to £30M (USD 41M) available for the development of low carbon automotive technology in the UK. Included in the scope of technologies are ‘alternative propulsion systems’, ‘lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures’, and ‘energy storage and energy management’. Projects must be primarily applicable to the automotive industry. Read more »

Implementation of Advanced Transit Bus Technology the Goal of FTA Funding Opportunity

| USA: Washinton DC

USA FTA logoThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has presented an opportunity for its grantees to apply for up to $84.45 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No Program supports projects sponsored by local transit agencies to bring advanced, American-made bus technologies such as natural gas and hydrogen fuel cells into service nationwide. Read more »

CEF Funds Assisting with LNG Filling Station Rollout in Germany

| Germany: Berlin

The nationwide supply of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) for trucks and inland waterway vessels in Germany is picking up speed. With a new allocation of funds from the EU Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding program in the amount of just under EUR 3.3 M (USD 4.03 M), Berlin-based Liquind 24/7 GmbH starts with the construction of ten other LNG locations. Read more »

U.S. DOE Announces $39 million for Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies R&D

| USA: Washington DC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made available up to $39 million in funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The work supported through this investment will address key early-stage technical challenges for fuel cells and for hydrogen fuel production, delivery, and storage related to hydrogen infrastructure. Read more »

Texas Funds More Diesel to Natural Gas HD Vehicle Upgrades

| Texas: Austin
Texas CNG HD Vehicles - image NGV Texas 2017

Image courtesy of NGV Texas Inc.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has continued its support for the State’s natural gas fuel for transportation industry by offering another round of grants, this time totalling USD 15.474 million. Successful applicants will repower or replace heavy-duty diesel or gasoline powered vehicles with natural gas engines, or new natural gas vehicles. Read more »

SoCalGas Assists Fleets to Fund New Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks

| USA: Los Angeles CA

CWI-powered HD truck New Natural Gas trucks can reduce smog-forming emissions by 90 percent

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has assisted California fleets to get more drivers behind the wheel of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks.  The effort is part of a $21 million Prop 1B incentive pool administered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Read more »

U.S. DOE Allocates $7 Million to Natural Gas Engine Research

| USA: Washington DC

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $4 million to support three new cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines. With abundant domestic supplies, the United States could increase energy security from using low-cost natural gas as an alternative to other energy sources for transporting goods. Read more »

Italy Receives €4.7 Billion EU State Aid for Advanced Biomethane and Biofuels

| Belgium, Brussels
Biomethane facility (image: Consorzio Italiano Biogas)

Biogas facility (image: Consorzio Italiano Biogas)

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Italian support scheme for the production and distribution of advanced biofuels, including advanced biomethane (renewable natural gas). The measure will contribute to reaching EU energy and climate change goals while limiting distortions of competition. In particular, it will help Italy reduce the use of fossil fuels in the transport sector. Read more »

Ohio Moves Application Date for HD Vehicle Repower Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

Ohio EPA Logo$5 million available to replace or repower heavy trucks and buses

The State of Ohio EPA has moved the new application submittal date of March 6 to March 20, 2018, for grant proposals to the new Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants program. The extended time line will allow applicants and vendors additional time to prepare their proposals. Read more »