Fuel transfer pumps will be installed in more than 50,000 U.S. homes by the end of September to help relieve the pressure of the growing shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey.
The pumps, which pump a mixture of fuel and water, can deliver fuel up to 50 percent faster than traditional fuel pumps and can be used to transfer fuel between homes or businesses, according to the U.K.-based International Association of Fuel Pump Operators.
The pump manufacturer, Fuel Systems International, said the project would be funded by a U.N. award.
A fuel pump can deliver up to 500 liters of fuel to a vehicle or up to 4,000 liters to a trailer, depending on how much fuel is being delivered, according.
The project is part of a $1.8 billion project to make the fuel system work on the roads of the United States.
A similar program is under development in Germany, according the U-K.
Department of Transportation said in a statement that the project is in the early stages and that the department is looking for private sector partners to help.
In the United Kingdom, the Department of Energy is working on a similar project, which aims to build the first fuel pumps in 20 years.
The fuel pump program is part, part of the Trump administration’s strategy to address the growing shortage of fuel in the United State.
The Department of Defense and the Department Of Homeland Security are also developing similar programs to help the U