Alternative Transportation

Advancing the Use of Alternative Transportation Fuels

The transportation sector is taking advantage of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to lower fuel costs. In some sectors, such as the waste hauling industry, more natural gas trucks are being produced each year than traditional, diesel-powered ones.

Biomethane and liquid biofuels provide an opportunity to supply affordable, clean, domestically-sourced energy to U.S. and global energy customers. Thermal, chemical, and catalytic processes can turn renewable biomass resources into biomethane or longer-chain hydrocarbons such as gasoline, jet, or diesel fuel that can be used in the motor, aviation, and marine fuel pools.

By using biomethane, also referred to as renewable natural gas (RNG), as a transportation fuel, natural gas vehicles (NGVs) can increase biofuel usage and produce less greenhouse gases (GHG) than any other transportation fuel.

GTI's research teams are working on several fronts to foster the adoption of NGVs. GTI is developing technologies which support next-generation CNG and LNG vehicles and engines. Scientists and engineers are testing and developing new components and systems, and developing and deploying alternative fueling stations. Our solutions have also advanced the use of hydrogen (H2) as a transportation fuel.

In addition, we are playing a major role in advancing the use of alternative transportation fuels, with activities encompassing a broad range of biofuel production technologies.

 

LNG training, consulting, and information resources

GTI has a legacy of helping companies develop skill sets for the LNG industry. We offer an extensive slate of LNG instructor-led training courses for open-enrollment and company-specific programs, as well as LNG online/self-study courses. We have developed LNG technology and can also provide knowledge-based services that can be used to complement or supplement a company’s internal expertise in LNG.

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Key Initiatives

Delivering high-impact, value-added research and technical services

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Driving Advancements in the Transportation Sector with Fuel Cell Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure

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Cool GTLSM—a Low-Cost System for Converting CO2-Rich Natural Gas to Fungible Liquids

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Reducing Air Pollution With FAST TRACK Fuel Cell Truck Project for Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Vehicles

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Developing a Free-Piston Expander for Hydrogen Cooling to Improve Cost and Efficiency of Hydrogen Vehicle Fueling Infrastructure

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Achieving a Full NGV Fill With an Advanced Dispensing System

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Creating Training and Guidance for Maintenance Facilities That Service Natural Gas, Propane, and Hydrogen Vehicles

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Designing and Demonstrating a Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport (HECT) Truck

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Creating a Sustainable Alternative Fuel Corridor

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NGV Fueling at GTI

Success Stories

Commercialized Products

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