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Using Alternative Energy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Production in the Transportation Sector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5715C10020
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT5715C10020
Amount: $99,881.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 142OS1
Solicitation Number: DTRT5714RSBIR2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-02-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-08-02
Small Business Information
4338 West Monarch Place, Milwaukee, WI, 53208-3126
DUNS: 604182055
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Hirsch
 (414) 342-1881
Business Contact
 Regina Hirsch
Title: Director of Strategy and Planning
Phone: (414) 342-1881
Research Institution
U.S. DOT’s Zero Emissions Transportation Initiative is looking to push the transportation sector greenhouse gas production to zero by 2050. This solicitation/topic addresses alternative energy sources for the light vehicle, motorcycle, and bicycle sector. With the continuing significant development in commercialization and availability of biofuels, the possibility exists to meet this goal, with an achievable near term 95 to 97.5% efficiency using an internal combustion engine. A scalable high power, very fuel efficient, Super Ultra-low Emission biodiesel-electric hybrid propulsion system is AED’s alternative energy source selection. The Phase I activities will research, analyze, evaluate, and select the technologies and components necessary to best reduce CO2 emissions and support the concept design of a 250-350cc biodiesel-electric hybrid transportation/sport motorcycle. This motorcycle will have the potential of 200+ mpg highway and 350 mpg city. Phase I activities will conclude with the selected design/configuration of the concept demonstrator motorcycle to be built, tested and developed during Phase II. AED is a 31 year, veteran owned, internal combustion engine R & D Corporation. AED will combine its vast advanced diesel engine and motorcycle technology experience with state-of-the-art production diesel and electric hybrid components to meet the objective of this solicitation.

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