President Obama announced new funding February 23 to catalyze breakthrough technologies for natural gas and biofuels in vehicles. Through its Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy, the Department of Energy will award $30 million for research that harnesses the nation’s abundant supplies of domestic natural gas for vehicles; the new program is called Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy. The agency will also make $14 million available to support research and development into biofuels from algae.