Grants to get idle-reduction projects into gear

Feb. 9, 2004
Nearly $17 million is being allocated for 13 projects selected under the State Technologies Advancement Collaborative (STAC) to support research, development,

Nearly $17 million is being allocated for 13 projects selected under the State Technologies Advancement Collaborative (STAC) to support research, development, and demonstration of energy-efficient technologies including a demonstration of truckstop electrification to reduce heavy-duty truck idling.

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) will manage the STAC projects, which will receive $10 million from state governments and $7 million from the Department of Energy.

STAC is directed by an Executive Committee that includes NASEO, the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions, and the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and its Office of Fossil Energy.

DOE's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity recently awarded grants totaling more than $500,000 to Caterpillar and Schneider National to investigate technologies to reduce truck idling.

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