Transportation Research Projects

Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Transportation subject area projects address state transportation energy policies identified within PIER Transportation research roadmap findings and are funded through competitive solicitations, grants, interagency agreements, and sole-source contracts. Projects are sometimes funded prior to research roadmap completion, but these projects will always address state transportation energy policy goals and objectives. A listing of those projects is as follows:

Alternative Fuels

Volatility of Ultrafine Particulate Matter Emissions from Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles (PDF)

Collaborative Lubricating Oil Study on Emissions (PDF)

Algae OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures For Growing Algae) (PDF)

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Consumption Improvement (PDF)


Transportation Systems

Life-Cycle Energy Assessment of Smart Growth Strategies,
(PDF file, 2 pages, 189 kb)

Assess New Transportation and Land-Use Patterns in a Carbon-Constrained Future,
(PDF file, 1 page, 60 kb)


Vehicle Technologies

Automotive Thermoelectric HVAC Development and Demonstration Project - Fact Sheet,
(PDF file, 1 page, 127 kb)

Determining the Volatility of Ultrafine Particulate Matter Emissions from Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles,
(PDF file, 1 page, 68 kb)

Field Demonstration of 0.2 Grams Per Horsepower-Hour Oxides of Nitrogen Natural Gas-Fired Engine,
(PDF file, 2 pages, 68 kb)

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Center,
(PDF file, 4 pages, 92 kb)

Using Gasoline, Diesel, and Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles, Characterize the Significance of Lube Oil in PM Formation,
(PDF file, 1 page, 76 kb)

Using the California Fleet, Conduct Physiochemical and Toxicological Assessment of Particulate Matter Emissions,
(PDF file, 1 page, 68 kb)