Natural Gas Vehicles Just a Piece of the Energy Innovation Puzzle

July 13, 2012

ARPA-E announced $30 million in funding for 13 research projects across the country relating to advanced natural gas vehicle technologies. The distribution of the grants will be overseen by ARPA-E’s newest program, Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy, or “MOVE.” Nevertheless, just as fuel-switching from coal to natural gas-based electricity is marginally reducing emissions in the United States now, natural gas vehicles hold some promise as alternatives to conventional gas cars and government support is key to further innovation.