#FreeTheScience for clean and efficient transportation
One of the top five producers of greenhouse gases, transportation accounts for 14% of global carbon dioxide emissions. In the United States alone, transportation-related fossil fuel use releases about 1,519 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.
If we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change, the world needs cleaner more efficient forms of transportation. Currently, cost and efficiency still stand in the way of broad electric vehicle use.
James Fenton is doing his part in transforming the transportation landscape by developing the science to make electric vehicles efficient and affordable – leaving fossil fuels in the rear view mirror.
Electrochemists and solid state scientists are the minds behind more efficient batteries, carbon reuse, and fuel cells. They’re finding ways to harvest energy from tire friction, heat, even bumps in the road. From improving materials to finding new energy sources, electrochemists can make electric and fuel cell vehicles commercially viable: a critical step towards a sustainable transportation future.