Building Infrastructure for Alternative Fuels

November 13, 2008

November 12, 2008 — Because of America's long-time dependence on petroleum fuels, there is a cost-effective infrastructure for delivering oil and gasoline. But what infrastructure do we need to deliver alternative fuels?

Chris Hendrickson of Carnegie Mellon University will discuss that topic Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Harrison Institute auditorium at the University of Virginia. His talk, which is open to the public, will be preceded by a reception from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Hendrickson is the Duquesne Light Company Professor of Engineering and co-director of the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon. He will discuss infrastructure investment options for cellulosic ethanol, corn-based ethanol, liquefied natural gas and plug-in hybrids.

His appearance, part of the 2008 Distinguished Speaker Series, is sponsored by the Center for Transportation Studies at the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science.