US-based Concurrent Technologies has secured a $15m rise on an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contract for energy efficiency and emission control.

This contract, awarded in June 2009, had an original ceiling value of $98m, which has been now raised to $113m for improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the United States Air Force and Army.

As per the agreed terms, the company has identified new technologies and conducted technology assessments, demonstration/validation, design, optimization, and technology transition in two primary technology areas such as Energy and Environment.

Commenting on the initiative, Concurrent Technologies AFRL program manager Mark Ray said that the $15m award is comprised of Air Force Advanced Power Technology Office and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center funding.

This award will establish the company as the lead design and integration organization on the Department of Defense Plug In Electric Vehicle Program, added Ray.

The Department of Defense Plug In Electric Vehicle Program is aimed at lowering the cost of vehicle fleet requirements while improving the military’s mission capability, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and decreasing petroleum consumption.