On January 23rd, Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes delivered the keynote address at the opening of the Washington Auto Show with an announcement of $300 million for Sustainable Transportation Research.
This investment, split up between three, separate funding opportunity announcements (FOA), supports DOE’s goal of ensuring that as the transportation system transforms, consumers have affordable, clean, efficient, and domestic energy options that give families and businesses greater choice in how they meet their mobility needs. Brief summaries of the FOAs can be found below:
- FY20 Vehicles Technologies Office (VTO) Multi-Topic FOA ($133M): Issued on behalf of DOE’s VTO , topic areas within this FOA address priorities in advanced batteries and electrification; advanced engine and fuel technologies, including technologies for off-road applications; lightweight materials; new mobility technologies (energy efficient mobility systems), and alternative fuels technology demonstrations.
- H2@Scale New Markets FOA ($64M): Issued on behalf of DOE’s Fuel Cells Technologies Office (FCTO), topic areas within this FOA advance DOE’s H2@Scale initiative. This investment will support innovative hydrogen concepts that will encourage market expansion and increase the scale of hydrogen production, storage, transport, and use, including heavy-duty trucks, data centers and steel production.
- FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Multi-Topic FOA ($100M): Issued on behalf of DOE’s BETO, topic areas within this FOA support the U.S. bioeconomy by reducing the price of drop-in biofuels, lowering the cost of biopower, and enabling high-value products from biomass or waste resources.
Read full remarks from Under Secretary Menezes keynote speech HERE.