The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has issued a funding opportunity announcement, ‘Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives,’ designed to support the development and deployment of advanced transportation technologies.
The program's R&D and deployment efforts are focused on reducing the cost and improving the performance of a mix of near- and long-term vehicle technologies, including alternative fuels, advanced batteries, advanced combustion engines and more.
This new FOA, with total funds targeted at $4.5 million, is aimed specifically at increasing the acceptance and deployment of alternative fuel vehicles. The funding will address three areas: alt-fuel vehicles demonstrations, safety-related training and emergency preparedness. The projects can be tied to alternative fuels such as natural gas, propane autogas, hydrogen, electricity and others.
For more details, click here. The deadline for submitting applications is Oct. 1, and the DOE anticipates announcing proposed awardees in late February 2015.