natural gas home refueling


The Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-CEM) recently won a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) through the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E).  Link  The DOE’s new program, Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy (MOVE), focuses on light-weight, affordable natural gas storage tanks for vehicles and low-cost, durable natural gas compressors for home refueling. 

UT-CEM has partnered with Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and Argonne National Laboratories (ANL) to develop a game changing natural gas compressor that will provide a cost-effective solution for home refueling of natural gas vehicles.  If successful, the compressor will open the market for widespread adoption of natural gas vehicles and change the U.S. energy landscape. 

This site will document the research team’s progress and provide updates and news on the compressor development.  We encourage you to check in on our progress often and welcome your discussions in our blog.

development of a novel, low-cost compressor for home refueling of natural gas vehicles