Articles & Publications

Ping
Liu
,
Russel
Ross
,
Aron
Newman

ABSTRACT: A variety of inherently robust energy storage technologies hold the promise to increase the range and decrease the cost of electric vehicles (EVs). These technologies help diversify approaches to EV energy storage, complementing current focus on high specific energy lithium-ion batteries.

Howard M.
Branz
,
William
Regan
,
Kacy J.
Gerst
,
J. Brian
Borak
,
Elizabeth A.
Santori

ABSTRACT: Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems are being deployed at an accelerating rate to supply low-carbon electricity worldwide.

Brian
Borak
,
Donald R.
Ort
,
Jonathan J.
Burbaum

ABSTRACT: In production of liquid fuels, the enormous barriers that face plausible substitutes for fossil fuel sources are derived from two factors: the lowest-cost economics of commodities and the logistics of implementation of new technologies at immense scale. These barriers make the development of alternatives to petroleum one of the most challenging problems faced by human society.

Robert J.
Conrado
,
Chad A.
Haynes
,
Brenda E.
Haendler
,
Eric J.
Toone

ABSTRACT: Biofuels are by now a well-established component of the liquid fuels market and will continue to grow in importance for both economic and environmental reasons. To date, all commercial approaches to biofuels involve photosynthetic capture of solar radiation and conversion to reduced carbon; however, the low efficiency inherent to photosynthetic systems presents significant challenges to scaling.

Timothy D.
Heidel
,
John G.
Kassakian
,
Richard
Schmalensee

ABSTRACT: Public policies at both the state and federal levels in the United States and a variety of technological and economic changes are poised to significantly alter both the demand for and supply of electricity in the country over the next several decades.

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