Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Author: Evelin Krmac
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN 10: 9535124331
ISBN 13: 9789535124337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Supply Chain Management Book Review:

The book is a collection of studies dedicated to different perspectives of three dimensions or pillars of the sustainability of supply chain and supply chain management - economic, environmental, and social - and other aspects related to performance evaluation, optimization, and modelling of and for sustainable supply chain management, and thus presents another valuable contribution to sustainable development and sustainable way of life.

Impacting Rapid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle FCEV Commercialization

Impacting Rapid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle  FCEV  Commercialization
Author: David L. Wood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780768083002
ISBN 13: 0768083001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impacting Rapid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle FCEV Commercialization Book Review:

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) powered by proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEFC) and fueled by hydrogen, offer the promise of zero emissions with excellent driving range and fast refueling times. FCEVs face several remaining challenges in order to achieve widespread commercialisation. Many of the challenges are addressed in this book.

Modern Electric Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles Third Edition

Modern Electric  Hybrid Electric  and Fuel Cell Vehicles  Third Edition
Author: Mehrdad Ehsani,Yimin Gao,Stefano Longo,Kambiz Ebrahimi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 0429998236
ISBN 13: 9780429998232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Electric Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles Third Edition Book Review:

The book deals with the fundamentals, theoretical bases, and design methodologies of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). The design methodology is described in mathematical terms, step-by-step, and the topics are approached from the overall drive train system, not just individual components. Furthermore, in explaining the design methodology of each drive train, design examples are presented with simulation results.

The Electric Car

The Electric Car
Author: Michael Hereward Westbrook,Mike Westbrook
Publsiher: IET
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780852960134
ISBN 13: 0852960131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Electric Car Book Review:

This book covers the development of electric cars -- from their early days to new hybrid models in production -- together with the very latest technological issues faced by automotive engineers working on electric cars, as well as the key business factors vital for the successful transfer of electric cars into the mass market. Considerable work has gone into electric car and battery development in the last ten years with the prospect of substantial improvements in range and performance in battery cars as well as in hybrids and those using fuel cells. This book comprehensively covers this important subject and will be of particular interest to engineers and managers working in the automotive and transport industries.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles

Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles
Author: Pasquale Corbo,Fortunato Migliardini,Ottorino Veneri
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2011-01-19
ISBN 10: 9780857291363
ISBN 13: 085729136X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles Book Review:

Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles addresses the main issues related to the application of hydrogen fuel cell technology in the road transportation sector. A preliminary treatment is given on fuel resources and atmospheric pollution concerns which are closely related to the current technology (internal combustion engine) used for moving people and goods. The authors deal, in particular, with the problems that can hinder a widespread hydrogen market (production, storage and distribution), as well as giving an analysis of fuel cell technologies available for utilization of this energy carrier in the automotive field. Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles also examines the concerns faced during the design and realization of a PEM fuel cell system with optimal size and efficiency, evidencing the impact of the individual auxiliary components on energy losses and dynamic stack performance. The book ends with the analysis of two practical case studies on fuel cell propulsion systems. Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles is a useful text for researchers, professionals and advanced students in the fields of automotive and environmental engineering.

Modern Electric Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles

Modern Electric  Hybrid Electric  and Fuel Cell Vehicles
Author: Mehrdad Ehsani,Yimin Gao,Ali Emadi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1420054007
ISBN 13: 9781420054002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Electric Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles Book Review:

Air pollution, global warming, and the steady decrease in petroleum resources continue to stimulate interest in the development of safe, clean, and highly efficient transportation. Building on the foundation of the bestselling first edition, Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Fundamentals, Theory, and Design, Second Edition updates and expands its detailed coverage of the vehicle technologies that offer the most promising solutions to these issues affecting the automotive industry. Proven as a useful in-depth resource and comprehensive reference for modern automotive systems engineers, students, and researchers, this book speaks from the perspective of the overall drive train system and not just its individual components. New to the second edition: A case study appendix that breaks down the Toyota Prius hybrid system Corrections and updates of the material in the first edition Three new chapters on drive train design methodology and control principles A completely rewritten chapter on Fundamentals of Regenerative Braking Employing sufficient mathematical rigor, the authors comprehensively cover vehicle performance characteristics, EV and HEV configurations, control strategies, modeling, and simulations for modern vehicles. They also cover topics including: Drive train architecture analysis and design methodologies Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)-based drive trains Electric propulsion systems Energy storage systems Regenerative braking Fuel cell applications in vehicles Hybrid-electric drive train design The first edition of this book gave practicing engineers and students a systematic reference to fully understand the essentials of this new technology. This edition introduces newer topics and offers deeper treatments than those included in the first. Revised many times over many years, it will greatly aid engineers, students, researchers, and other professionals who are working in automotive-related industries, as well as those in government and academia.

Electric Powertrain

Electric Powertrain
Author: John G. Hayes,G. Abas Goodarzi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-02-05
ISBN 10: 1119063647
ISBN 13: 9781119063643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electric Powertrain Book Review:

The why, what and how of the electric vehicle powertrain Empowers engineering professionals and students with the knowledge and skills required to engineer electric vehicle powertrain architectures, energy storage systems, power electronics converters and electric drives. The modern electric powertrain is relatively new for the automotive industry, and engineers are challenged with designing affordable, efficient and high-performance electric powertrains as the industry undergoes a technological evolution. Co-authored by two electric vehicle (EV) engineers with decades of experience designing and putting into production all of the powertrain technologies presented, this book provides readers with the hands-on knowledge, skills and expertise they need to rise to that challenge. This four-part practical guide provides a comprehensive review of battery, hybrid and fuel cell EV systems and the associated energy sources, power electronics, machines, and drives. The first part of the book begins with a historical overview of electromobility and the related environmental impacts motivating the development of the electric powertrain. Vehicular requirements for electromechanical propulsion are then presented. Battery electric vehicles (BEV), fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), and conventional and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are then described, contrasted and compared for vehicle propulsion. The second part of the book features in-depth analysis of the electric powertrain traction machines, with a particular focus on the induction machine and the surface- and interior-permanent magnet ac machines. The brushed dc machine is also considered due to its ease of operation and understanding, and its historical place, especially as the traction machine on NASA’s Mars rovers. The third part of the book features the theory and applications for the propulsion, charging, accessory, and auxiliary power electronics converters. Chapters are presented on isolated and non-isolated dc-dc converters, traction inverters, and battery charging. The fourth part presents the introductory and applied electromagnetism required as a foundation throughout the book. • Introduces and holistically integrates the key EV powertrain technologies. • Provides a comprehensive overview of existing and emerging automotive solutions. • Provides experience-based expertise for vehicular and powertrain system and sub-system level study, design, and optimization. • Presents many examples of powertrain technologies from leading manufacturers. • Discusses the dc traction machines of the Mars rovers, the ultimate EVs from NASA. • Investigates the environmental motivating factors and impacts of electromobility. • Presents a structured university teaching stream from introductory undergraduate to postgraduate. • Includes real-world problems and assignments of use to design engineers, researchers, and students alike. • Features a companion website with numerous references, problems, solutions, and practical assignments. • Includes introductory material throughout the book for the general scientific reader. • Contains essential reading for government regulators and policy makers. Electric Powertrain: Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles is an important professional resource for practitioners and researchers in the battery, hybrid, and fuel cell EV transportation industry. The book is a structured holistic textbook for the teaching of the fundamental theories and applications of energy sources, power electronics, and electric machines and drives to engineering undergraduate and postgraduate students. Textbook Structure and Suggested Teaching Curriculum This is primarily an engineering textbook covering the automotive powertrain, energy storage and energy conversion, power electronics, and electrical machines. A significant additional focus is placed on the engineering design, the energy for transportation, and the related environmental impacts. This textbook is an educational tool for practicing engineers and others, such as transportation policy planners and regulators. The modern automobile is used as the vehicle upon which to base the theory and applications, which makes the book a useful educational reference for our industry colleagues, from chemists to engineers. This material is also written to be of interest to the general reader, who may have little or no interest in the power electronics and machines. Introductory science, mathematics, and an inquiring mind suffice for some chapters. The general reader can read the introduction to each of the chapters and move to the next as soon as the material gets too advanced for him or her. Part I Vehicles and Energy Sources Chapter 1 Electromobility and the Environment Chapter 2 Vehicle Dynamics Chapter 3 Batteries Chapter 4 Fuel Cells Chapter 5 Conventional and Hybrid Powertrains Part II Electrical Machines Chapter 6 Introduction to Traction Machines Chapter 7 The Brushed DC Machine Chapter 8 Induction Machines Chapter 9 Surface-permanent-magnet AC Machines Chapter 10: Interior-permanent-magnet AC Machines Part III Power Electronics Chapter 11 DC-DC Converters Chapter 12 Isolated DC-DC Converters Chapter 13 Traction Drives and Three-phase Inverters Chapter 14 Battery Charging Chapter 15 Control of the Electric Drive Part IV Basics Chapter 16 Introduction to Electromagnetism, Ferromagnetism, and Electromechanical Energy Conversion The first third of the book (Chapters 1 to 6), plus parts of Chapters 14 and 16, can be taught to the general science or engineering student in the second or third year. It covers the introductory automotive material using basic concepts from mechanical, electrical, environmental, and electrochemical engineering. Chapter 14 on electrical charging and Chapter 16 on electromagnetism can also be used as a general introduction to electrical engineering. The basics of electromagnetism, ferromagnetism and electromechanical energy conversion (Chapter 16) and dc machines (Chapter 7) can be taught to second year (sophomore) engineering students who have completed introductory electrical circuits and physics. The third year (junior) students typically have covered ac circuit analysis, and so they can cover ac machines, such as the induction machine (Chapter 8) and the surface permanent-magnet ac machine (Chapter 9). As the students typically have studied control theory, they can investigate the control of the speed and torque loops of the motor drive (Chapter 15). Power electronics, featuring non-isolated buck and boost converters (Chapter 11), can also be introduced in the third year. The final-year (senior) students can then go on to cover the more advanced technologies of the interior-permanent-magnet ac machine (Chapter 10). Isolated power converters (Chapter 12), such as the full-bridge and resonant converters, inverters (Chapter 13), and power-factor-corrected battery chargers (Chapter 14), are covered in the power electronics section. This material can also be covered at the introductory postgraduate level. Various homework, simulation, and research exercises are presented throughout the textbook. The reader is encouraged to attempt these exercises as part of the learning experience. Instructors are encouraged to contact the author, John Hayes, direct to discuss course content or structure.

Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse Gases
Author: Bernardo Llamas,Juan Pous
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2016-03-30
ISBN 10: 9535122738
ISBN 13: 9789535122739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greenhouse Gases Book Review:

Sustainability should be a key component of every process, safeguarding resources and reserves for future generations. This book shows how a responsible use of resources is possible, offering valid technological alternatives to fight climate change. We offer current technologies and valid methods for a wide range of activities: teaching, investigation, work, business and even daily life. We encourage all our readers to join us and become part of the solution to climate change, rather than the problem. After reading this book, we are certain that you will find justified reasons to start your own personal and social awareness campaign in favour of these effective technologies against climate change.

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance
Author: Richard Folkson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2014-03-19
ISBN 10: 0857097423
ISBN 13: 9780857097422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance Book Review:

Most vehicles run on fossil fuels, and this presents a major emissions problem as demand for fuel continues to increase. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies gives an overview of key developments in advanced fuels and vehicle technologies to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the automotive sector. Part I considers the role of alternative fuels such as electricity, alcohol, and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as advanced additives and oils, in environmentally sustainable transport. Part II explores methods of revising engine and vehicle design to improve environmental performance and fuel economy. It contains chapters on improvements in design, aerodynamics, combustion, and transmission. Finally, Part III outlines developments in electric and hybrid vehicle technologies, and provides an overview of the benefits and limitations of these vehicles in terms of their environmental impact, safety, cost, and design practicalities. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies is a standard reference for professionals, engineers, and researchers in the automotive sector, as well as vehicle manufacturers, fuel system developers, and academics with an interest in this field. Provides a broad-ranging review of recent research into advanced fuels and vehicle technologies that will be instrumental in improving the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the automotive sector Reviews the development of alternative fuels, more efficient engines, and powertrain technologies, as well as hybrid and electric vehicle technologies

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Author: Robert Steinberger-Wilckens,Thomas Von Unwerth,John Jostins
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780128191569
ISBN 13: 0128191562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Book Review:

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: Technology and Designs provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art, with detailed insights into the design and concept of electric fuel cell vehicles down to single components. It considers the role of FCEVs for sustainable mobility and explores the most recent developments in the field, looking into the steps involved in designing and building those vehicles, including drive trains, batteries, fuel systems, fuel cell technology, safety, market introduction and commercial deployment. Throughout its chapters, the book presents case studies, examples, problems and exercises that allow better understanding of the applied aspects of each topic. This is a useful technical reference for junior engineering and energy researchers, as well as practicing engineers, looking to design and develop technology for FCEVs. Masters and PhD students specializing in energy technologies for vehicles in general, and FCEVs in particular, and final year engineering undergraduates, can use this as an introductory textbook. It can also be used as a core reference in university and industry courses on this topic. Provides firm theoretical background on aspects involved in the design, development and deployment of energy technology for fuel cell electric vehicles Offers a comprehensive overview of technology applications, including case studies, real-life examples, problems and exercises Presents insights on future applications of fuel cells technology in vehicles and their market and infrastructure aspects

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
Author: Gianfranco Pistoia
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780444535665
ISBN 13: 0444535667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Book Review:

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market reviews the performance, cost, safety, and sustainability of battery systems for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs), including nickel-metal hydride batteries and Li-ion batteries. Throughout this book, especially in the first chapters, alternative vehicles with different power trains are compared in terms of lifetime cost, fuel consumption, and environmental impact. The emissions of greenhouse gases are particularly dealt with. The improvement of the battery, or fuel cell, performance and governmental incentives will play a fundamental role in determining how far and how substantial alternative vehicles will penetrate into the market. An adequate recharging infrastructure is of paramount importance for the diffusion of vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells, as it may contribute to overcome the so-called range anxiety."" Thus, proposed battery charging techniques are summarized and hydrogen refueling stations are described. The final chapter reviews the state of the art of the current models of hybrid and electric vehicles along with the powertrain solutions adopted by the major automakers. Contributions from the worlds leading industry and research experts Executive summaries of specific case studies Information on basic research and application approaches

Der Antrieb von morgen 2017

Der Antrieb von morgen 2017
Author: Johannes Liebl
Publsiher: Springer-Verlag
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 3658192240
ISBN 13: 9783658192242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Der Antrieb von morgen 2017 Book Review:

Der inhaltliche Schwerpunkt des Tagungsbands zur ATZlive-Veranstaltung "Der Antrieb von morgen" liegt beim Paradigmenwechsel durch künftig immer strengere Gesetze zu CO2-Emissionen sowie neu gestaltete, anspruchsvollere Prüfzyklen in Labors und realen Fahrsituationen. Die Elektrifizierung schreitet weiter voran. Antriebsstränge müssen noch stärker im Systemverbund Verbrennungsmotor, Getriebe und Elektrifizierung ausgelegt werden. Thematisch wird der Fokus auf die Antriebssynthese gelegt, während Komponenten und deren Fahrzeugintegration die Basis bilden.

Electric Vehicle Technology Explained

Electric Vehicle Technology Explained
Author: James Larminie,John Lowry
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2012-09-17
ISBN 10: 111994273X
ISBN 13: 9781119942733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells
Author: Detlef Stolten,Remzi C. Samsun,Nancy Garland
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2016-01-11
ISBN 10: 3527693912
ISBN 13: 9783527693917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cells Book Review:

This ready reference is unique in collating in one scientifically precise and comprehensive handbook the widespread data on what is feasible and realistic in modern fuel cell technology. Edited by one of the leading scientists in this exciting area, the short, uniformly written chapters provide economic data for cost considerations and a full overview of demonstration data, covering such topics as fuel cells for transportation, fuel provision, codes and standards. The result is highly reliable facts and figures for engineers, researchers and decision makers working in the field of fuel cells.

The Hydrogen Economy

The Hydrogen Economy
Author: National Academy of Engineering,National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Committee on Alternatives and Strategies for Future Hydrogen Production and Use
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-09-05
ISBN 10: 0309091632
ISBN 13: 9780309091633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hydrogen Economy Book Review:

The announcement of a hydrogen fuel initiative in the President’s 2003 State of the Union speech substantially increased interest in the potential for hydrogen to play a major role in the nation’s long-term energy future. Prior to that event, DOE asked the National Research Council to examine key technical issues about the hydrogen economy to assist in the development of its hydrogen R&D program. Included in the assessment were the current state of technology; future cost estimates; CO2 emissions; distribution, storage, and end use considerations; and the DOE RD&D program. The report provides an assessment of hydrogen as a fuel in the nation’s future energy economy and describes a number of important challenges that must be overcome if it is to make a major energy contribution. Topics covered include the hydrogen end-use technologies, transportation, hydrogen production technologies, and transition issues for hydrogen in vehicles.

Future Costs of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in California Using a Learning Rate Approach

Future Costs of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in California Using a Learning Rate Approach
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1051818471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Costs of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in California Using a Learning Rate Approach Book Review:

Abstract: Many countries and regions of the world are pursuing aggressive decarbonization policies in the transportation sector aiming to sharply reduce the sales of conventional gasoline and diesel-powered internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs). Zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), such as battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), have zero tailpipe emissions, but still can be considerably more expensive than ICEVs, which is one key factor hampering their wide-scale adoption. Still, many decarbonization roadmaps and plans call for a large ramp up of ZEVs in coming years. For example, the International Energy Agency's aggressive 2DS high H2 scenario estimates 11M BEVs and 4M FCEVs sold in 2030 and California has also set aggressive sales targets under its ZEV Mandate. This paper provides a detailed life cycle cost analysis comparison for FCEV versus other vehicle technologies, assuming these international adoption scenarios are implemented using a learning rate approach. Results show that the fuel cell system is the key factor in making FCEV life cycle costs comparable to ICEV costs. With an 18% learning rate, FCEVs are estimated to be cost competitive with ICEVs by 2025, but with an 8% learning rate, this cost-competitive point is pushed out almost 25 years. Highlights: Fuel cell system learning rate is the key factor for FCEV cost competitiveness. FCEV cost of ownership trends for different adoption scenarios converge after 2030. These results are found to hold for a wide variety of sensitivity factors.

Technologies and Applications for Fuel Cell Plug In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Technologies and Applications for Fuel Cell  Plug In Hybrid  and Electric Vehicles
Author: Antonio Colmenar Santos
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-12-27
ISBN 10: 9781536143737
ISBN 13: 1536143731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies and Applications for Fuel Cell Plug In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Book Review:

This book develops a novel and simple, yet rigorous methodology that, by means of basic techniques and tools available to any engineer, enables the study of solar concentrator performance parameter scattering on the control of the solar field outlet temperature. Several simulations are performed considering a realistic solar field comprised of a large set of solar collectors with slight differences in performance. Sets of scattered parameter distributions are randomly assigned to the collectors in the solar field. Sensitivity analysis of solar field behavior is then performed in terms of the distribution of the performance parameters of the solar collectors, followed by a comparison between different configurations of the solar field according to the number of subfields. The latter is of great interest in order to evaluate the effect of a subfield number on the ability of the solar field's operator to control the temperature of the solar field when a flow control valve is not available in each loop. As a special feature, this book proposes a new model for characterizing the energetic behavior of grid connected PV inverters. The model has been obtained from a detailed study of the main loss processes in small size PV inverters in the market. The main advantage of the used method is to obtain a model that comprises two antagonistic features, since both are simple, easy to compute and apply, and accurate. One of the main features of this model is how it handles the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and its efficiency: Concerning both parts, the model uses the same approach and is achieved by two resistive elements which simulate the losses inherent to each parameter. This makes this model easy to implement, compact and refine. The model presented here also includes other parameters, such as the start threshold, standby consumption and islanding behavior. As an example, the model has been implemented in the PSPICE electronic simulator, and this approach has been used to teach grid-connected PV systems. The use of this model for the maintenance of working PV facilities is also shown.

Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels

Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Committee on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2013-04-14
ISBN 10: 0309268524
ISBN 13: 9780309268523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels Book Review:

For a century, almost all light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have been powered by internal combustion engines operating on petroleum fuels. Energy security concerns about petroleum imports and the effect of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on global climate are driving interest in alternatives. Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels assesses the potential for reducing petroleum consumption and GHG emissions by 80 percent across the U.S. LDV fleet by 2050, relative to 2005. This report examines the current capability and estimated future performance and costs for each vehicle type and non-petroleum-based fuel technology as options that could significantly contribute to these goals. By analyzing scenarios that combine various fuel and vehicle pathways, the report also identifies barriers to implementation of these technologies and suggests policies to achieve the desired reductions. Several scenarios are promising, but strong, and effective policies such as research and development, subsidies, energy taxes, or regulations will be necessary to overcome barriers, such as cost and consumer choice.

Hydrogen Energy and Vehicle Systems

Hydrogen Energy and Vehicle Systems
Author: Scott E. Grasman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 143982682X
ISBN 13: 9781439826829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrogen Energy and Vehicle Systems Book Review:

With contributions from noted laboratory scientists, professors, and engineers, Hydrogen Energy and Vehicle Systems presents a new comprehensive approach for applying hydrogen-based technologies to the transportation and electric power generation sectors. It shows how these technologies can improve the efficiency and reliability of energy and trans

The Hype About Hydrogen

The Hype About Hydrogen
Author: Joseph J. Romm
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-10
ISBN 10: 9781597266079
ISBN 13: 1597266078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hype About Hydrogen Book Review:

"Vital, very readable guidance for investors, environmentalists, and interested bystanders looking toward a future without fossil fuels." -BOOKLIST "It's hard to argue with the relentless logic...." -E/THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE "Readers looking to separate facts from hype about cars running on hydrogen and large-scale fuel cell systems will find a useful primer here."-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Lately it has become a matter of conventional wisdom that hydrogen will solve many of our energy and environmental problems. Nearly everyone -- environmentalists, mainstream media commentators, industry analysts, General Motors, and even President Bush -- seems to expect emission-free hydrogen fuel cells to ride to the rescue in a matter of years, or at most a decade or two. Not so fast, says Joseph Romm. In The Hype about Hydrogen, he explains why hydrogen isn't the quick technological fix it's cracked up to be, and why cheering for fuel cells to sweep the market is not a viable strategy for combating climate change. Buildings and factories powered by fuel cells may indeed become common after 2010, Joseph Romm argues, but when it comes to transportation, the biggest source of greenhouse-gas emissions, hydrogen is unlikely to have a significant impact before 2050. The Hype about Hydrogen offers a hype-free explanation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, takes a hard look at the practical difficulties of transitioning to a hydrogen economy, and reveals why, given increasingly strong evidence of the gravity of climate change, neither government policy nor business investment should be based on the belief that hydrogen cars will have meaningful commercial success in the near or medium term. Romm, who helped run the federal government's program on hydrogen and fuel cells during the Clinton administration, provides a provocative primer on the politics, business, and technology of hydrogen and climate protection.