Development and Demonstration of a New Technology Complex for Sustainable Energy and Transportation
Research Idea Scope
TERI Database Administrator Notes: Not recommended at present time by 2009 Air Quality Subcommittee.
The purpose of this project is to integrate and demonstrate several innovative technologies that have been developed in the
Urgency and Payoff
The result will be a new environmentally sustainable energy and transportation industrial complex and new start up companies. At the heart of this project are three key technologies: (1) the production of low-cost, abundant, CO2-neutral, liquid fuels from widely available biomass; (2) a low-cost, compact, fuel-to-hydrogen reformer for on-board vehicle use; and (3) a hybrid vehicle power train system that is capable of over 100 miles per gallon with better performance and comfort than conventional vehicles.
Mark Ehsani, Ph.D., P.E., F. IEEE, F. SAE, Texas A&M University, Telephone: 979.845.7582