Energy Systems Analysis for a Renewable Transportation Sector

Dharik S. Mallapragada, Navneet R. Singh, Rakesh Agrawal

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In a fossil-fuel deprived world, it is likely that all the basic human needs will be met by renewable sources like solar energy. Among the needs, transportation offers the greatest challenges, owing to its high energy-density fuel requirements, which have traditionally been met by fossil-based liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Here, we present a detailed systems analysis of the transportation sector, from which emerges an energy efficient roadmap, based on the use of renewable carbon sources like biomass and atmospheric CO2, solar energy in the form of H2, heat and electricity, in conjunction with novel processes for producing liquid fuels. The proposed roadmap is illustrated using the US transportation sector as a case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1889-1893
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
StatePublished - 2011


  • Biofuels
  • Biomass
  • Hydrogen
  • Liquid-fuel
  • Solar energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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