WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $133 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research.
- Lithium-ion batteries using silicon- based anodes
- Low cost electric traction drive systems using no heavy rare earth materials utility managed smart charging supporting projects that will demonstrate managed and controlled charging loads for a large number of vehicles.
- Platinum group metals content reduction to enable cost-effective after-treatment for gasoline and diesel engines
- Improved efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty natural gas and propane (LPG) engines
- Energy-efficient off-road technologies directly applicable to agriculture sector and/or other off-road vehicles
- Two-stroke, opposed-piston engine research and development
- Lightweight and high-performance fiber-reinforced polymer composites for vehicle applications
- Improving transportation system efficiency through better utilization
- Enabling vehicle and infrastructure connectivity
- Improving mobility, affordability, and energy efficiency through transit
- Gaseous fuels technology demonstration projects
- Alternative fuel proof-of-concept in new communities and fleets
- Electric vehicle and charging community partner projects
- Technology integration open topic
This recent funding was made possible through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to support projects like advanced batteries and electrification in support of the recently announced DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge. The Energy Storage Grand Challenge is a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage.
This FY 2020 funding opportunity also supports priorities in advanced engine and fuel technologies including technologies for off-road applications, lightweight materials, new mobility technologies (energy efficient mobility systems), and alternative fuels technology demonstrations.
The following are important documents and information to note for the vehicle technologies research funding.
- FY20_VTO_FOA0002197 (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 08:05 AM ET)
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Pursuant to the FOA, applicants are required to submit the “Required Application Documents” with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered. View Required Application Documents
- [email protected] For questions related to this specific Funding Opportunity Announcement
- [email protected] For questions related to the EERE Exchange website
- Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/21/2020 5:00 PM ET
- Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/14/2020 5:00 PM ET
NOTE: The $36 Million available for Technology Integration offers an opportunity to work with Clean Cities Coalitions on concept papers re specific alternative fuels projects.
In addition, the Technology integration Open Topic offers an opportunity to submit creative alternative fuel and infrastructure projects. We would welcome your thoughtful suggestions on potential projects across the Technology Integration topic.
TNCleanFuels has found that partnering, on good potential projects, with multiple Clean Cities organizations and stakeholders is received very positively by DOE reviewers. At TNCleanFuels we welcome the opportunity to partner with you on potential project concept papers and, if chosen, proposal submissions. TNCleanFuels can connect you also with the other Clean Cities coalitions nationwide for wider geographic projects.
If you have a project idea or would like more information contact ETCleanFuels Executive Director Jonathan Overly at 865-974-3625 or jonathan [at] etcleanfuels.org.