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U.S. DOE Funding Opportunity

Lone Star Clean fuels Alliance would like to encourage all of our interested stakeholders to apply for the following funding opportunity. We are happy to provide a letter of support for your application and provide any additional assistance that might be required for your application. Please ACT FAST, the deadline for Concept Papers is October 8th, 2015.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has recently issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)!  Up to $11 million are being made available in grant 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 FOA includes two areas of interest –

  1. Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Powertrain Electrification: Up to $10M available for research, development, and demonstration of electric-drive powertrain technologies for medium and heavy duty Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV) that reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% when compared to an equivalent vehicle.
  2. Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration: Up to $1M of funding for projects that demonstrate and evaluate the performance and emissions systems of 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 DME).
    1. The vehicles to be demonstrated must be subjected to typical engine operation such as that encountered by public transit buses, fire trucks, heavy-duty on-road commercial work trucks, vocational construction trucks, class 8 long-haul trucks, etc.

Complete FOA details, including the application packet and instructions can be accessed through: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId3c3ef476-ab3f-499e-ab13-d218b9c0043f.

The deadline for submission of a Concept Paper is October 8, 2015, at 8:00 pm ET (7:00 pm CT). A webinar for potential applicants will be held on September 23, 2015 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT.  All interested parties may register for the webinar via: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4920947122476310529