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VTO Announces $3.6 Million to Streamline Commercialization of Clean Transportation Technologies

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) today announced $3.6 million in funding, with an industry match of $3.6 million, for six projects selected from the Base Annual Appropriations Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The TCF is administered by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). With this funding, industry and DOE national laboratories will partner to advance lab-developed clean transportation technologies towards commercialization in technology areas, including vehicle electrification, batteries, materials, decarbonized off-road vehicles, and energy efficient mobility systems.

VTO’s six selected TCF projects are:

Argonne National Laboratory

  • 5 MT/year Supercritical Hydrothermal Continuous One-Step Manufacturing Processing, $900,000 – ACTion Battery Technologies, Carrollton, Georgia
  • Automotive Magnesium from Domestic Aluminum-Magnesium Scrap, $250,000 – Galvotec Alloys, McAllen, Texas

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Energy Metrics in Traffic Signal Performance Measures, $646,700 – Iteris, Inc., Santa Anna, California

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Copper-Carbon Nanotube based Ultrahigh Conductivity Composites for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, $600,000 – Southwire Company, LLC
  • Enabling Commercialization of Thixomolded Components Fabricated Using New Magnesium Alloy, $320,000 – Leggera Technologies, Orion Township, Michigan and Terves LLC, Euclid, Ohio

Sandia National Laboratories

  • Ultra-Low GHG Emissions for Off-Road Equipment through Low-Carbon Fuels and Increased CI-Engine Efficiency, $885,800 – Cummins Inc, Columbus, Indiana; Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan; and Stanadyne, Jacksonville, North Carolina

TCF aims to bolster America’s energy competitiveness and security by accelerating commercialization and shepherding critical energy technologies from the lab to the market, where the private sector will continue to innovate. DOE’s OTT coordinates the TCF and plays a vital role in strengthening DOE’s commercialization partnerships.

Learn more about the Technology Commercialization Fund, and about VTO.

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