Sustainable Transportation Program 2014 Annual Report
IntrOak Rodidguce Ntiationona l Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Sustainable Transportation Program (STP) brings together science and technology experts from across scientific disciplines to partner with government and industry in addressing national transportation challenges. STP develops knowledge and technologies that accelerate the deployment of new vehicles and efficient transportation systems powered by domestic, renewable, clean energy.
The Program’s research and development portfolio includes vehicle systems integration, fuel and lubricant technologies, advanced combustion engines, innovative materials, intelligent transportation systems and operations, efficient vehicle components, and transportation electrification. Millions of vehicles on the road today are more durable and more efficient because of ORNL-developed materials technologies.
ORNL also provides data and analysis to guide policies and strategic decisions of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). In addition to government agencies, industry leaders and consumers make transportation decisions every day using data collected and analyzed by ORNL.
The Program’s primary support comes from DOE EERE through three technology development offices: Vehicle Technologies (VTO), Fuel Cell Technologies (FCTO), and Bioenergy Technologies (BETO). Support also comes from DOT, other federal agencies, and the private sector. ORNL supports the US DRIVE (Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability) and the 21st Century Truck government–industry partnerships, as well as DOE’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge and other sustainable transportation efforts.
The Sustainable Transportation research program pursues an “all of the above” strategy that incorporates