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Office of FreedomCar and Vehicle Technologies

Open Date: 01/17/2007

Close Date: 03/15/2007

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-PS26-07NT43103-00


The National Energy and Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT), is seeking applications for cost-shared projects to develop more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies. The announcement seeks to receive applications in the following three technology areas:

  1. E85 Optimized Engine: The focus of this area is research and development projects that will result in optimized flexible fuel light-duty vehicles that exploit the favorable properties of ethanol gasoline blends.
  2. Enabling Technologies for Fuels and Lubricants: This area supports research and development efforts to directly substitute petroleum-based fuels with non-petroleum based fuels, as well as the use of fuel to enable advanced combustion systems that provide clean, highly efficient engines for future vehicles.
  3. Efficiency Clean Combustion and Fuels Co-Development: This area focuses on the development of more efficient combustion engines that can be cost-competitive with gasoline engines in passenger vehicles.

Last updated: 08/03/2009

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.