GTI, NGVAmerica and Allies Urge Natural Gas Vehicles Research
NGVAmerica has joined with the Gas Technology Institute, the American Gas Association, and the American Public Gas Association in requesting that Congress provide $30 million next year for natural gas vehicles research and development.
In a letter to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the organizations asked the committees to approve the funding for research that will reduce costs and improve efficiency and durability of advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, fuel storage and fueling infrastructure, including home fueling systems.
“We have a huge natural gas resource base right here at home and we should capitalize on it to displace foreign oil,” NGVAmerica president Rich Kolodziej said in a release.
‘Here and Now’ – and Could Be Even Better
“Natural gas vehicles are the best way to do that. They are a here and now technology, but, through more research and development, natural gas vehicles will get even more efficient, more cost-effective and cleaner.”
The funding request also seeks $100 million for research and development to create best “well-to-wheels” practices to further reduce greenhouse gases and protect the environment. An additional $40 million is sought to create technologies designed to improve efficiencies in the commercial and residential sectors encompassing both waste heat recovery and combined heat and power disciplines.
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