Graphene is nearly impermeable, so adding it to plastic could lead to lighter and more efficient natural gas tanks.
Cheap, abundant natural gas is changing the game for energy in the U.S., and that means a renewed push for natural gas cars.
President Obama wants more natural gas development, and with it he wants to see more natural gas powered cars on American streets. He announced Thursday a $30 million R&D fund to develop technologies that will make natural gas cars cheaper and safer to drive and refuel.
Converting a gas-powered vehicle to run on natural gas can add upwards of $10,000 dollars to the cost of a vehicle — depending on tank size, production volume and other factors. “It’s not exactly cheap,” BAF Technologies President John Bacon told us today. So why are companies like AT&T — which just tapped BAF for what Bacon says is the company’s largest-ever single order of natural gas vehicle conversions — taking the plunge and investing in this technology?
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