The Technologicial Economic and Environmental Potential of Natural Gas as a Sustainable Fuel in the USA

Project: Research project

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Description

The Technologicial Economic and Environmental Potential of Natural Gas as a Sustainable Fuel in the USA The commercial and environmental potential of natural gas as a sustainable fuel in the United States Subcontract Scope of Work This subcontract is in support of the proposed work discussed in the attached proposal. The team at Arizona State University will provide support in the improving the ITS-Davis natural gas spatial optimization model, publish research on natural gas use in the transport sector and participate in the Foundational Modeling Workshop. Additional details on the tasks are below. Task 1: Review and assist in improving UC Daviss Optimization Model The ASU team will provide technical review and assist in the development of the ITS-Davis natural gas spatial optimization model. This will include: advising on recent improvements in the Flow Refueling Location Model (FRLM), which will improve the solution quality and speed computation for the ITS-Davis model; incorporating spatial renewable natural gas supply curves into the model; and assisting the UC Davis team in incorporating spatial demands for CNG from the medium-heavy duty sector. Task 2: Publish research on natural gas in transportation Dr. Kuby and Scott Kelley will publish research on CNG that will contribute to the understanding of whether North American natural gas can have sustained technological, economic, and environmental advantages in the transportation sector for a variety of class segments including light duty vehicles. Dr. Parker will co-author research with the UC Davis team on the potential for renewable natural gas to contribute to sustainable transportation energy supply as well as the development of the ITS-Davis model.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/1512/31/16

Funding

  • Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation: $50,000.00

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