The U.S. Energy Department has made $11 million available to support development and demonstration of innovative alternative technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, designed to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel, and oil imports. One of the two areas of interest provides opportunity for natural gas vehicle technology:
- Heavy-Duty Vehicle Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration seeks to demonstrate the performance and reliability of commercially-available dual fuel heavy-duty vehicles equipped with engines capable of operation using a mixture of diesel fuel and gaseous fuels—natural gas, propane- or natural gas-derived fuels such as dimethyl ether—and the associated emissions control systems.
Collected data will be analyzed by Energy Department National Laboratories and used to identify technology barriers and inform future efforts. Learn more about this funding opportunity and attend a Webinar on September 23, 2015, by clicking here.
(Source: U.S. Department of Energy)