04.05.06

Burr Announces $1.4 Million for Advanced Vehicle Research Center of North Carolina

Funds to assist with the development of technologies for hydrogen and ethanol fueled vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr today announced the release of $1,485,000 in federal funding for the Advanced Vehicle Research Center of North Carolina. The funding will be used to develop technologies for hydrogen and ethanol fueled vehicles. The United States Department of Energy awarded the funds.

"U.S. Department of Energy funds will help North Carolina conserve energy and be a trend setter in helping develop emerging technologies and alternative fuels," said Senator Burr.

The U.S. Department of Energy funds will be used to purchase the equipment for a hydrogen/ethanol fueling station and support research and development for hydrogen and ethanol fueled vehicles. This project will provide a testing area for researchers from North Carolina State University and other universities in the region, along with private sector technology developers, to create technologies for hydrogen and ethanol fueled vehicles providing energy alternatives in the face of rising oil and gas prices.

For more information go to https://www.burr.senate.gov

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