Sustainable Transportation Program 2012 Annual Report
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Sustainable Transportation Program performs research and development (R&D) leading to new vehicle and transportation system technologies. Its R&D portfolio includes alternative fuels, advanced combustion engines, efficient vehicle components, advanced materials, transportation electrification, vehicle systems integration, and intelligent transportation systems and operations. ORNL also provides data and analysis supporting policy- and decision-making by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Department of Transportation (DOT).
The focus of the program is clean, efficient, intelligent paths to reducing transportation petroleum consumption and emissions and to improving US energy security by increasing the supplies of domestically available fuels and reducing petroleum imports.