Waukesha Engine wins $7.6 million DOE grant

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The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $7.6 million grant to Waukesha Engine to improve engine efficiency and reduce emissions levels.

The grant, awarded Tuesday, Oct. 18, is the continuation of the Waukesha Engine-DOE partnership that began in 2001 as part of DOE’s Advanced Reciprocating Engine Systems program.

The ARES program was created to encourage the development of large natural gas engines that operate with increased efficiency while meeting tight emissions requirements, maintaining current levels of reliability and durability and reducing ownership costs.

In the first phase of the ARES program, Waukesha developed the APG 1000 engine. The engine now is undergoing field tests and will be introduced formally at the Power Gen International Show in Las Vegas in December.