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Energy Department Invests $4.9 Million in Alternative Fuel Stations


The Energy Department (DOE) announced Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines, Illinois) will receive $4.9 million to deploy multi-fuel stations (including CNG, electric, biofuels, and propane stations) and alternative fuel vehicles along I-94 from Port Huron, Michigan to the North Dakota border.

The project is one of five being funded through an $18 million investment by the Energy Department for research, development, and demonstration of alternative fuel technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on natural gas and other alternative fuels.

Public investment in advanced, energy efficient transportation technologies and systems will improve our nation’s energy security, support energy independence, reduce transportation emissions, and strengthen U.S. economic competiveness.  The DOE says projects selected will accelerate the development and adoption of alternative fuel technologies, and support pioneering deployments of market-ready vehicles and alternative fuels.