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US Releases Blueprint to Decarbonize North America’s Transportation Sector

Launched on January 10, 2023 in the United States, a project to reduce emissions throughout the North American transportation sector. The project is based on the Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Law in support the goals to secure a 100% clean power grid by 2035 and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The transportation sector—which includes all modes of travel through land, air, and sea to move people and goods—accounts for a third of all US greenhouse gas emissions.

This blueprint comprehends developing and deploying clean-energy technologies such as electric vehicles and hydrogen and sustainable fuels, while also building out the supporting infrastructure for clean transportation, creating good-paying jobs in all segments of the transportation sector while strengthening the country's energy independence.

The following technological solutions are listed:

  • electric / battery: including stationary use, grid support, national strategy, infrastructure and recycling

  • hydrogen: heavy industries, grid support, electrolizer costs, fuel cell durability, infrastructure, ammonia, methanol

  • sustainable liquid fuels: bio products, decarbonization of plastic / chemicals, cost-effectiveness, bio-energy scale-up, ethanol

Blueprint categorizes the initiatives in terms of "long term opportunity". Those indicated as "greatest" opportunities are:

  • "electric light duty vehicles" (49% of 2019 US emissions)

  • "hydrogen long-haul heavy trucks" (7%)

  • "maritime sustainable liquid fuels" (3%)

  • "aviation sustainable liquid fuels" (11%)

Click at the image (or scan QR Code) below to access the 2 pages factsheet of the Blueprint at the website of the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, from the US Department of Energy (a few days ago we referred to their Office of Nuclear Energy, in an article about nuclear energy)

And here for the full (88 pages) document "U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization".


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