The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Vehicle Technologies Office is seeking input from natural gas vehicle (NGV) stakeholders to understand and prioritize the research needs necessary to increase the efficiency and reduce emissions of medium- and heavy-duty NGVs. We invite you to share your challenges and ideas. The meeting will be structured around facilitated discussion on several NGV topic areas. It will consist of a brief presentation of recent and current research, followed by a discussion with participants on key emerging research needs and priorities. The meeting is intended to inform a DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement that will be issued later this year. Discussion topics will address opportunities for research that can shift the paradigm for NGV technology, such as:
- Engine efficiency: Improving efficiency from spark ignition NG engines, lean NG controls, lubricants, advanced low temperature combustion
- Emissions and After-treatment Technologies: Reducing criteria pollutants, low NOx technology, ammonia/unregulated emissions controls, NG tailored after-treatment, cold start emission improvements
Fuel System Enhancements and onboard storage: Fuel quality, NG composition control, renewable NG, right sizing NG tanks, injectors and direct injection technology, high pressure fuel delivery to enable advanced combustion.
Registration Here | Please register by Tuesday, July 21