Geospatial Analysis and Optimization of Fleet Logistics to Exploit Alternative Fuels and Advanced Transportation Technologies


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Today’s fleet managers are faced with new challenges posed by government mandates and private-sector goals that include reducing petroleum use, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and—for federal and other government fleets—complying with alternative-fuel mandates. Choosing the right technologies to reach these goals is a complex process that requires an understanding of the technological landscape in addition to the makeup and operational requirements of each fleet. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Vehicle Technologies Program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is developing geographical information system (GIS) tools to evaluate alternative fuel availability in relation to garage locations and to perform automated fleet-wide optimization to determine where to deploy alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling infrastructure.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2010 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 21, 2010
Pages: 259 - 262
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topic: Fuel cells & Hydrogen
ISBN: 978-1-4398-3419-0