Department of Energy Awards $59 Million in New Funding for Advanced Technology Research

Aug 22, 2019

by ASME.org

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $59 million in funding for 43 new projects dedicated to developing innovative new advanced vehicle technology research. These projects support DOE’s goals to strengthen national security, maintain America’s energy dominance, encourage ongoing economic growth in the future, and increase transportation affordability for all Americans.

“Vehicles drive our national economy,” said Under Secretary Menezes. “At DOE, we support a broad portfolio of technologies, generating the knowledge needed for industry to further develop and commercialize affordable, secure, and reliable transportation systems.”

The projects will specifically focus on areas such as:
 
  • Advanced batteries and electric drive systems
  • Co-optimized energy and fuel technologies
  • Materials for more efficient powertrains
  • Alternative fuels
  • New energy-efficient mobility systems
The projects are supported by the Vehicles Technologies Office, which is tasked with providing low cost, secure, clean energy technologies to move people and goods across the country.

For further information on these new projects, click here: https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2019/08/f65/FY19%20VTO%20selections%20table-for%20release_updated_0.pdf