PERC Has Awarded More Than $81.3 Million in R&D Grants

PERC has awarded more than $81.3 million for research and development of groundbreaking propane technologies through dozens of partnerships with top companies, universities, and national laboratories. Through co-funding with partners like the Energy Department, the Council’s direct investment of $81.3 million for all research projects was leveraged against $119.6 million in third party funding for a total research investment of more than $200 million.

ROUSH Clean Tech

$ 322,500 Awarded

Batelle Memorial Institute
322,500
Development of a portable detection system that uses an optical nondispersive infrared method for measuring water and methanol levels in propane.

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ROUSH Clean Tech

$ 2,000,000 Awarded

Capacity of Texas
2,000,000
Certification and integration of an 8.0-liter engine fueled by propane autogas for off-road terminal truck applications.

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ROUSH Clean Tech

$ 2,000,000 Awarded

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation
2,000,000
Development, testing, and certification of an 8.0-liter engine for a range of medium- and heavy-duty applications.

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ROUSH Clean Tech

$ 569,250 Awarded

Generac Power Systems
569,250
Development, demonstration, and commercialization of the 6-kilowatt EcoGen premium generator designed specifically for use in renewable hybrid power systems.

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ROUSH Clean Tech

$ 99,261 Awarded

Gas Technology Institute
99,261
Analysis of the concept of commercially produced synthetic propane, dimethyl ether, and biopropane.

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ROUSH Clean Tech

$ 5,836,495 Awarded

Roush Industries
5,836,495
Design and commercialization of a series of Ford vehicles fueled by propane autogas.

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ROUSH Clean Tech

$ 631,084 Awarded

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
631,084
Development of a four-row propane weed flaming system to control weeds in agriculture without the use of chemicals.

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ROUSH Clean Tech

$ 949,122 Awarded

Yanmar/Gas Technology Institute
949,122
Development and testing of a 10-kilowatt micro-CHP unit for use at small commercial sites.

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For additional information about PERC’s recent R&D projects and partnerships,check out the 2010 Propane Technology Review or visit www.propanetechnology.com.