U.S. DOE Announces $11 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Use in Medium & Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy Department announced $11 million in available funding 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.

The funding opportunity includes two areas, but the one that affects us is the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration. It 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 like natural gas and propane autogas.

The vehicles and conversion systems must be produced in the United States.

Concepts are due by October 8, 2015.

To learn more about this funding opportunity, click here and scroll to Docket DE-FOA-0001349.