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Title: Decision Analysis Tool to Compare Energy Pathways for Transportation

Abstract

With the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, oil imports, and energy costs, a wide variety of automotive technologies are proposed to replace the traditional gasoline-powered internal combustion engine (g-ICE). A prototype model, Analytica Transportation Energy Analysis Model (ATEAM), has been developed using the Analytica decision modeling environment, visualizing the structure as a hierarchy of influence diagrams. The report summarized the FY2010 ATEAM accomplishments.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1040982
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-79019
VT0604000; TRN: US201211%%312
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Related Information: FY 2010 Progress Report for Fuels Technologies: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Report, DOE-FT-2010AR:156-160
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ENERGY ACCOUNTING; ENERGY ANALYSIS; GREENHOUSE GASES; IMPORTS; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; SIMULATION; alternative fuels, applied decision analysis,transportation pathway analysis

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Bloyd, Cary N., and Stork, Kevin. Decision Analysis Tool to Compare Energy Pathways for Transportation. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Bloyd, Cary N., & Stork, Kevin. Decision Analysis Tool to Compare Energy Pathways for Transportation. United States.
Bloyd, Cary N., and Stork, Kevin. 2011. "Decision Analysis Tool to Compare Energy Pathways for Transportation". United States. doi:.
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