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 Issues Notice of Intent for New Fluid Power Research Program

NFPA member news

  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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NFPA’s Day on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Thanks to all the NFPA members who joined me February 9-10 for our first “day” on Capitol Hill. Representatives of Caterpillar, Bosch Rexroth, Danfoss Power Solutions, Deltrol Fluid Products, Eaton, Hydra-Power Systems, Parker Hannifin and Moog teamed up with NFPA and with Kim Stelson and Mike Gust of the…

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