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ARPA-E Tech Summit Is Next Week

February 23, 2016 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, event by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Al Gore and REL’s Conformable CNG Tank Among the Highlights

Former VP Al Gore and the conformable compressed natural gas fuel tank developed by Michigan’s REL are among the attractions as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy hosts its annual Energy Innovation Summit next week outside Washington.

Michigan Tech and REL Get $2.1 Million

December 16, 2014 in CNG, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Funding from Southwestern Energy for Conformable CNG Tanks

Michigan’s REL, Inc. and Michigan Tech have been awarded a $2.1-million, three-year investment from Houston’s Southwestern Energy to further their work on conformable compressed natural gas fuel tanks. The goal is affordable CNG fuel containers that can be more efficiently placed on a vehicle.

CNG? Why Not Make the Tanks Square?

August 9, 2014 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Michigan’s REL Is Developing Conformable Tanks,
Announces Bill Calvert as Advisory Board Member

Calumet, Mich.-based REL, a materials technology specialist with achievements including novel high-temperature materials for NASA’s Space Shuttle, is promoting a non-cylindrical container for compressed natural gas that could be made to conform with available spaces on a vehicle chassis ­ solving the loss-of-stage quandary facing today’s CNG vehicles.

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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