Working with Us
NREL's Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction (VALR) team and DOE work closely with industry, government, and universities to increase fuel economy and decrease tailpipe emissions by reducing the ancillary loads requirements in vehicles, while maintaining the thermal comfort of the passengers. These collaborative partnerships are key to developing affordable and effective technology and moving them into the marketplace and the U.S. economy. Much of NREL's research in this area is conducted at the state-of-the-art vehicle ancillary loads reduction laboratory, located in Golden, Colorado.
There are a variety of ways to become involved with NREL's Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction activities:
NREL's Partnering Agreements
Work collaboratively with NREL through a variety of Technology Partnership Agreements. We can help you select the most appropriate agreement for your research project.
Gain access to the Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems expertise and specialized research facilities through an Analytical Services Agreement.
NREL's patented transportation technologies are available for commercialization, and NREL's vehicles and fuels research facilities—including the vehicle ancillary loads reduction laboratory—are available to industrial, university, and government researchers.
Licensing Our Technology
A number of advanced vehicle and fuels technologies have been patented and recorded, and are available for licensing. For details see the Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Research Working with Us page.
Contact John Rugh if you would like to explore collaborative opportunities with NREL's VALR Project.