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ORNL Sustainable Transportation

  1. 1. ORNL SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND PUBLIC ACTIVITIES Scott Curran – R&D Staff Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL’s 3rd Annual Southeast Sustainability Summit Presented by: Oak Ridge National Laboratory in collaboration with the Tennessee Energy Education
  2. 2. 2ORNL – LTC MCE U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) • The mission of the VTP is to develop more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will: – Enable the United States to use significantly less petroleum – Reduce greenhouse gas and other regulated emissions – Meet or exceed performance expectations • Driving habits are an important piece of the puzzle along with advanced vehicle technologies research and deployment – U.S. DOE Clean Cities • eere.energy.gov/cleancities/ – Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Data Center • afdc.energy.gov/afdc/ – Fuel Economy. Gov • www.fueleconomy.gov/ http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/pdfs/program/2010_adv_combustion_engine.pdf
  3. 3. 3ORNL – LTC MCE ORNL Sustainable Transportation Activities and Research • ORNL Sustainable Campus Initiative – Melisa Lapsa – Manager – Transportation Council http://sustainability-ornl.org/Pages/home.aspx • ORNL Fleet Management – Kathye Settles – Fleet Manager • Sustainable Transportation Program – Ron Graves – Director – Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center – Robert Wagner – Center for Transportation Analysis – Diane Davidson – Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center – John Miller – Many other interdisciplinary teams (i.e. materials, bioenergy and many more!) • Fuel Economy.gov – Team lead by David Greene, Transportation Research Center - ETSD – Janet Hopson, Robert Gibson, Robert Boundy and many others!
  4. 4. 4ORNL – LTC MCE Wide verity of research and development to support DOE goals • High efficiency engine concepts • Alternative Fuels • Hybrid and Electric vehicles • Emissions Controls • Intelligent Transportation • Lightweight materials • Any many others! – Big science tools to help industry
  5. 5. 5ORNL – LTC MCE What is fueleconomy.gov? • Consumer-oriented website launched in 1999 to disseminate fuel economy information • Joint effort by – Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities Program – Project sponsor – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Supplies Fuel Economy Data • Developed and maintained by ORNL (Dr. David Greene, team leader)
  6. 6. 6ORNL – LTC MCE Fuel Economy. Gov goals • Reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles by – Educating consumers about fuel economy, alternative fuels, and advanced technology vehicles – Encouraging consumers to consider fuel economy when purchasing or operating vehicles – Providing reliable information that helps consumers make informed decisions about fuel economy
  7. 7. 7ORNL – LTC MCE Fueleconomy.gov has a wealth of information on fuel economy • Official EPA fuel economy estimates for vehicles back to 1984—plus EPA smog scores, GHG emissions, petroleum use • Your MPG feature helps users calculate and track fuel economy • Real-world fuel economy estimates submitted by users • Fuel economy tips • Information on Federal tax incentives for fuel-efficient vehicles • Information on advanced vehicles (e.g., hybrids, plug-in electric) and alternative fuels (e.g., ethanol, biodiesel) • Mobile site at fueleconomy.gov/m
  8. 8. 8ORNL – LTC MCE U.S. DOE Clean Cities www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/ Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Data Center www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/ Fuel Economy. Gov www.fueleconomy.gov/ ORNL Sustianble Campus www.sustainability-ornl.org Scott Curran Oak Ridge National Laboratory curransj@ornl.gov 865-946-1522