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August 20, 2014
Pictured here is Ford's Lightweight Concept vehicle, a prototype that is nearly 25 percent lighter than an equivalent conventional vehicle. Using a mix of advanced materials, Ford -- in partnership with Magna International -- shaved about 800 pounds off the baseline vehicle, making a midsize sedan roughly the weight of a subcompact car. | Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company.
Road to Fuel Savings: Ford, Magna Partnership Help Vehicles Shed the Pounds

Learn how Ford is one step closer to developing an affordable, lightweight passenger car.

August 18, 2014
CX-100018: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Wind Generator Project
CX(s) Applied: A9
Date: 08/18/2014
Location(s): Michigan
Offices(s): Golden Field Office
Technology Office: Wind Program
Award Number: DE-EE0000447

June 2, 2014
Black Pine Engineering

Black Pine Engineering is commercializing a disruptive technology in the turbomachinery industry. Using a patented woven composite construction, Black Pine Engineering can make turbomachines (turbines, compressors) that are cheaper and lighter than competing technologies. Using this technology, Black Pine Engineering will sell turbo-compressors which solve the problem of wasted steam in geothermal power plants.

May 9, 2014
API ships first RIN-qualified cellulosic ethanol from their Alpena Biorefinery. Photo: Alex Wisniewski
Breakthrough in Bioenergy: American Process Sells First RIN-qualified Cellulosic Ethanol Shipment

Imagine powering a plane or car with fuels made from grasses, wood, or other plant residues. This type of fuel, called cellulosic ethanol, has the potential to be a major source of renewable fuel for America’s transportation fleets.

December 1, 2013
Rapid Freeform Sheet Metal Forming

This project will develop RApid Freeform Sheet Metal Forming Technology (RAFFT) in an industrial environment based on Double Sided Incremental Forming (DSIF) to produce industrial parts within one week while also satisfying dimensional accuracy, surface finish, and cycle time.

November 22, 2013
As part of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, the Army will demonstrate technology that converts waste heat from an exhaust system to electricity used in its Stryker vehicle. | Photo courtesy of U.S. Army
Top U.S. Automakers Collaborate to Improve Heavy-Duty Freight Efficiency

The 21st Century Truck Partnership aims to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy duty-freight vehicles in existing and future fleets throughout the country. The partnership includes 15 heavy-duty engine, truck, and bus manufacturers, four federal agencies and 12 national laboratories.

November 8, 2013
Michigan: General Motors Optimizes Engine Valve Technology

An EERE-supported effort to increase energy efficiency, while maintaining low emissions, has resulted in new engine valve technology on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

November 6, 2013
Michigan: Universities Train Next Generation of Automotive Engineers

EERE is supporting a strong American workforce to develop, build, repair, and respond to electric vehicles to make them as convenient and affordable as current conventional vehicles.

June 18, 2013
Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-25

The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the State of Michigan

April 18, 2013
EERE and Auto Manufacturers Demonstrate and Evaluate Fuel Cell Vehicles

Auto manufacturers demonstrate that switching from a gasoline to a hydrogen fuel cell engine could reduce emissions by more than 90%.