How Big Is the Fuel Problem and What Could Solve It?

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Columbus CD (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Jeffrey Greenblatt , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Even if all efforts are made to reduce fuel use, some mobile sources will require liquid or gaseous fuels. Biofuels could be made with a lower carbon signature, but we are unlikely to have enough of them to meet all our needs in a de-carbonized energy system. A few ideas for filling this fuel gap are expensive or complex. We need to invest in a number of these if we are to decarbonize the fuel supply.