The Subcommittee on Environment of the Energy and Commerce House Committee will be holding a hearing titled "The Future of Transportation Fuels and Vehicles". The Subcomittee will take a look at the current state of affairs and projected changes to transportation fuels and the vehicles they power, according to Chairman Shimkus. Because of both technological innovations and regulations, vehicles in the years ahead may be quite different than what we see on the roads and in showrooms today, and the nation’s fueling stations may be providing options most people are not yet familiar with. Research on alternative fuels and vehicles is underway at federal labs and throughout industry as well as promising progress that could take the internal combustion engine to new levels of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This includes DOE’s Co-Optima study, which examined an integrated approach to new high-octane fuels and internal combustion engines optimized to run on them.
More details are available on the Energy and Commerce Committee site.