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FOSA congratulates member UC Berkeley on US Department of Transportation PHMSA Grant

Dr. Kenichi Soga and the University of California, Berkeley received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on August 17. PHMSA awarded UC, Berkeley with $250,000 from its Competitive Academic Agreement Program (CAAP). UC Berkeley will use the funding to examine the feasibility of using a new measurement system they have developed for long-term monitoring of buried gas pipelines that are potentially vulnerable to ground deformation across faults and landslides. The CAAP program supports university research and technological developments by graduate and PhD students that will improve the safety of the nation’s energy pipelines and promote industry investment in these solutions. The system developed by UC Berkeley will be tested at a PG&E site, and a commercialization plan for the system for pipeline monitoring will be developed thereafter. 

"The grants…continue to be an essential part of PHMSA’s commitment to protecting Americans,” said PHMSA Administrator Skip Elliott. “These grants will help states and communities develop specific solutions to meet their individual safety needs regarding hazardous materials and pipeline safety challenges."
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Over $97 Million to Enhance Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety
US DOT PHMSA Newsroom August 17, 2020
Read the Press Release 
Read the Grants Listing 
FOSA members access Federal Government notices of funding opportunities on the FOSA website under the FOSA Members link.

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