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Moving MOVE to Commercialization

September 22, 2015 in CNG, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ARPA-E Project Participants Mull the Next Steps

Venture capitalists and experienced natural gas vehicle experts counseled participants in ARPA-E’s MOVE program regarding next steps to commercialization now that the three-year, $30 million Methane Opportunities for Vehicle Energy program is winding down.

ARPA-E’s MOVE, then NGV Expo in Denver

August 6, 2015 in Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, event, LNG, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy Review Precedes NGVAmerica

The federal Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy is holding its MOVE Program Review, an invitation-only conference, September 14-15 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver. MOVE is the Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy initiative overseen by ARPA-E.

Onboard Dynamics at the White House

August 4, 2015 in CNG, Companies, event, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

System Using an NGV’s Own Engine to Make CNG Fuel
Shown at White House-Hosted Technology Event Today

Oregon’s Onboard Dynamics showed its technology for onboard compressed natural gas compression at a technology demonstration event today at the White House.

Onboard Dynamics’ $3.6 Million for CNG

September 22, 2014 in CNG, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Goal Is to Make the Vehicle Itself the CNG Compressor

Bend, Ore.-based Onboard Dynamics has received federal and local funding for a $3.6 million effort to commercialize an elegant concept: using the engine on a natural gas vehicle to compress the gas needed to run the vehicle.

ARPA-E Is MOVEing Beyond CNG

March 22, 2014 in CNG, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Seeks Basically Better Ways to Handle Natural Gas,
More Than $10 Million for Ford-BASF and BlackPak Projects

The federal government continues to support research to further the use of natural gas vehicles, targeting low pressure onboard vehicle storage techniques as a way to reduce costs related to today’s high pressure tanks, freeing vehicle designers from the constraints imposed by heavy, bulky (and expensive) CNG cylinders.

Get Moving on MOVE!

November 14, 2012 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Registration Deadline for Kickoff Meeting is Friday

November 16 is the online registration deadline for the Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy kickoff meeting being held December 6 at the Hilton Crystal City at Reagan National Airport outside Washington, D.C. MOVE is a $30 million initiative of the U.S. DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, which recently made multiple awards aimed at better and cheaper compressed natural gas vehicle fuel tanks and home fueling (F&F, July 13).

GE Targets a $500 Home Fueler

July 25, 2012 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Chilled Not Squeezed as Targets Include One-Hour Fill-Ups

GE is partnered with Chart Industries and the University of Missouri as with federal ARPE-E support it seeks a home unit, for about $500, that can fuel a natural gas vehicle in an hour.

Eaton Targets $500 for NGV Fueler

July 23, 2012 in CNG, EVs, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Eaton is targeting just $500 for the NGV home fueler it’s developing with the support of ARPA-E, the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

ARPA-E Innovation Summit in February

July 20, 2012 in Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ARPA-E will hold its fourth annual Energy Innovation Summit February 25-27 at the National Harbor Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C.

ARPA-E Awards $30 Million for NGVs

July 13, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nine of 13 MOVE Awards Are for Cheaper CNG Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding $30 million for 13 natural gas vehicles projects, nine of them aimed at getting around the physical laws that force storage of compressed natural gas in bulky, heavy, expensive and generally inconvenient fuel cylinders. The other four are for home CNG fueling.

updated with full contact information on July 20

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