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DOE RFI: Progression of Net-Zero Emission Propulsion Technologies for the Off-Road Sector - Due 06/07/24

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Progression of Net-Zero Emission Propulsion Technologies for the Off-Road Sector


Department of Energy (DOE), Golden Field Office (GFO)


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The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to understand the off-road sector alternative propulsion technology preferences, which technologies seem most promising, and what are the key barriers to achieving the transition to net-zero emissions by 2050. The propulsion technologies under consideration for this RFI are: biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, battery electric, direct electrification (catenary), electric hybridization, hydrogen fueled internal combustion engines and hydrogen fuel cells. Currently, no one alternative propulsion technology is a clear choice for sector decarbonization.

To develop a national strategy to decarbonize the sector, three critical questions must be addressed:

  • What is the current state of the off-road vehicle fleet?

  • Which powertrain technologies are most promising for decarbonization of off-road vehicles?

  • What is the timeline for the off-road sector to transition to net-zero emission GHG technologies?

In September 2022, the U.S. DOE, DOT, HUD, and the EPA executed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the signatory agencies to accelerate our nation’s affordable and equitable clean transportation future. As a result of the comprehensive decarbonization strategy called for in the MOU, those agencies issued the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, which set the goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the transportation sector – including off-road equipment – by 2052.

The Transition to net-zero emission technologies requires coordination among all aspects of the supply chain, including feedstock supply, alternative fuel production, equipment manufacturers, safety implementation, customer demand, and government regulation.





RFI Submission Due June 07, 2024



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