DOE Releases Funding Opportunity for Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Capitol Hill

On May 1, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, announced the availability of up to $68.5 million in funding for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies. One topic eligible for up to $3.5 million and of specific interest to the fluid power industry is Area of Interest 4a: Energy Efficient Commercial Off-Road Vehicles. Concept papers…

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DOE Announces Funding for Fluid Power Research

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently announced funding for fluid power-related research projects covering off-road vehicle applications that reduce energy consumption, increase power density, and improve performance of additives and coatings. The awards include: $1.5 million going to Purdue University to research a new architecture for fluid power systems in off-road vehicles. The new…

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DOE Announces New Funding for Fluid Power Systems Research

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By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced up to $3 million of new funding for fluid power systems research for off-road vehicles. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been posted to the EERE Exchange website and can be accessed at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIdb316f593-12df-4e13-8c28-a4f31d459976 According to the web posting, “The objective of…

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DOE Issues Notice of Intent for New Fluid Power Research Program

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In follow-up to my recent post on my experience at the DOE workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to discuss the formation of a new, $5 million hydraulics research program for off-highway vehicles, two important documents have just been released. The first is a summary from…

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New Fluid Power Research Program Discussed at NREL Meeting

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On September 12, 2017, I attended what is sure to be an important event in the history of fluid power research. The U.S. Department of Energy held a workshop for stakeholders to discuss their new $5 million research program focused on energy efficiency improvements in hydraulic systems for off-highway…

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Help Provide Input on DOE Fluid Power Research Strategy

Capitol Hill

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is in the process of forming its five year strategic plan, a plan which could provide a substantial source of funding for fluid power research. A draft of the plan is publicly available and can be found here. To help promote increased AMO…

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CCEFP Validates Market Potential with DOE’s Co-Optima Program

Capitol Hill

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I recently wrote about a trip to Washington, DC with our partners in the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) to discuss the form of a possible major new fluid power research program within the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). On that…

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Meeting with DOE VTO Begins Fluid Power Research Discussion

Capitol Hill

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO With our university research and education partner the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), NFPA has been pursuing the creation of a new fluid power research program within the Vehicles Technology Office (VTO) of the U.S. Department of Energy. See here and here for previous NFPA News…

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