2013-10-22 Auto Graphical Insights: Learning from Plots of Car Data

This presentation was made up of three topics: - Data for all cars on the UK market - fuel consumption and CO2 (taxation) - Data from running a Model Year 2000 Toyota Prius - Data comparing Lifecycle CO2 of ICEV on renewable fuel with BEV on renewable electricity

2010-05-03 Pathways to Renewable Transport Fuels

I and Dr Richard Pearson were invited to a meeting held by Air Fuel Synthesis. In connection with this, I produced a roundup of renewable fuel plants in Europe, finding seven, and synthetic renewable fuel activities in the USA, finding two.

2010-05-03 The CRI Renewable Methanol Process and Potential

The Icelandic company Carbon Recycling International has developed a process for synthesising methanol from renewable sources. The feedstocks are hydrogen produced by the electrolysis of water with geothermal and hydro electricity and carbon dioxide captured from geothermal hot water boreholes.

2008-10-10 Renewable Synthetic Fuels for Transport

Gordon Taylor & Richard Pearson

I met Dr Richard Pearson when I attended a talk he gave on biofuels and synthetic liquid fuels for road transport. In this he mentioned with approval the paper 'The Future of the Hydrogen Economy: Bright or Bleak?'. I therefore proposed that we collaborate - to which he agreed.


2003-10-20 New Automotive Powertrains and Fuels

I was a co-author of a paper 'The Future of the Hydrogen Economy: Bright or Bleak?', of which the final version was published on the web on 15 April 2003. This prompted me to make an extensive study of new automotive powertrains and fuels - to meet the increasing concerns of climate change and resource depletion - particularly Peak Oil. I found a surprising amount of data published on the web, and subjected it to careful analysis. One significant finding is that - of the various Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle prototypes - the Toyota FCHV5 has the best overall 'Well-to-Wheel' efficiency. The second is that even this is inferior to the 2004 model Toyota Prius engine-electric hybrid car that is already in high-volume production.

2003-04-15 The Future of the Hydrogen Economy: Bright or Bleak?

Ulf Bossel, Baldur Eliasson, and Gordon Taylor

I found on the Internet an early version of this paper, authored by Ulf Bossel and Baldur Eliasson. I had been doing desk research in the same general area, and offered a number of comments and contributions over a period of some months. Eventually I became a co-author of the final version, dated 2003-04-15.


2002-04-05 Response to Draft of 'Powering Future Vehicles'

This study was prompted by: 'Powering Future Vehicles. Draft Government Strategy' published by the DTLR/DTI/DEFRA/HM TREASURY in 2001. The main objective was to reduce the CO2 emissions of future passenger cars.