Today, Secretary Chu announced the selection of 40 projects across 15 states to receive more than $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. From state-of-the-art electric drive batteries to light-weight vehicles, these projects will help improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs.
The selected projects focus on eight key approaches to improving vehicle efficiency, including:
Grants to Promote Mid-size Renewables at Private and Government Buildings - Ocean Landings CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 05/09/2011 Location(s): Berlin, Maryland Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
New Reactor Technology for Hydro processing Bio-oils to Produce Gasoline, Diesel and Jet Fuel CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 05/02/2011 Location(s): Maryland Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
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President Obama launches the National Clean Fleets Partnership, an initiative that helps large companies reduce with fuel usage by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels and conservation techniques into their operations. Charter partners include AT&T, FedEx, Pepsi-Co, UPS and Verizon.