DOE commits $11 million to alternative fuel advancements

September 14, 2015 By    

The Department of Energy (DOE) committed about $11 million to fund the development of alternative fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles designed to reduce reliance on gasoline, diesel and oil imports in the United States.

DOE reports the funding opportunity relates to two areas: medium- and heavy-duty vehicle powertrain electrification and heavy-duty vehicle dual-fuel fleet demonstration.

According to a press release, DOE seeks to demonstrate the performance of commercially available dual-fuel heavy-duty vehicles equipped with engines that run on a mix of diesel fuel and gaseous fuels, such as propane or natural gas. According to DOE, data collected in these opportunities will be analyzed by Energy Department National Laboratories and used to identify any technology barriers.

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