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    NEW FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT!

    Clean Fuel Funding Announcement:
    Medium- and Heavy-Duty Powertrain Electrification Technology and
    Heavy-Duty Fleet Demonstration

    We are excited to announce a new Department of Energy funding opportunity for up to $11 million in available 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 funding opportunity includes two areas of interest:
    1. The Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Powertrain Electrification area of interest focuses on research, development, and demonstration of electric-drive powertrain technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that significantly reduce fuel consumption.
    2. The Heavy-Duty Vehicle Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration area of interest seeks to demonstrate the performance and reliability of commercially-available 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 dimethyl ether-and the associated emissions control systems.

    Data collected from these activities will be analyzed by Energy Department National Laboratories and used to identify technology barriers and inform future efforts. While Clean Cities coalitions are unlikely to directly participate in this FOA, please pass it on to your relevant stakeholders.

    The required concept paper deadline is October 8, 2015 and the full applications are due November 19, 2015.  Learn more about the FOA here:
    EERE Progress Alert: http://energy.gov/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-11-million-accelerate-alternative-fuel-use-medium-and
    EERE Exchange: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId3c3ef476-ab3f-499e-ab13-d218b9c0043f
    Grants.gov: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=0001349

    More information will also be available on a webinar on September 23:
    Title: FOA 1349: "Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Powertrain Electrification and Dual Fuel Fleet"
    Date: September 23, 2015
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
    Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4920947122476310529

    Please send all questions about the FOA to [email protected].