Los Alamos lab to work on vehicle efficiency
Posted at: 09/12/2012 8:41 AM
By: The Associated Press
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be working on improving vehicle efficiency thanks to a $1.2 million grant.
The funding was awarded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Vehicles Technology program.
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan's office says the program is investing in three new projects that focus on increasing the efficiency of engines and powertrain systems for future vehicles. The research will also be funded by $300,000 in private investment.
Los Alamos researchers plan to focus on developing a low-cost nitrogen oxide and ammonia sensor package for lean-burning engines.
Lujan says improvements in vehicle efficiency will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and reliance on oil.
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