DOE Awards SoCalGas Funding to Advance Clean Automotive Transportation

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) says the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded over $7.1 million in funding to three projects advancing clean automotive transportation technologies supported by the utility.

SoCalGas’ Research, Development & Demonstration department will provide $730,000 in additional funding for the projects, which are led by Cummins Inc., GTI and West Virginia University Research Corp. The projects will advance fuel cell technology for on-road trucking and transit, near-zero-emissions natural gas technology for rail locomotives and best practices to reduce maintenance costs for alternative fuel vehicles.

“SoCalGas is committed to being an integral part of California’s energy future, and as we work on achieving our goal to be the cleanest gas utility in North America, supporting the research and development of clean transportation technologies is key,” says Yuri Freedman, senior director of business development at SoCalGas.