The ability to provide a lightweight, high-energy chemical fuel to deliver energy for transportation is essential for any future energy system. From a systems reliability standpoint energy delivery by chemical fuels is much more reliable and flexible than is the use of electricity. Whereas stationary users can use fuels in any physical state: solid, liquid, or gas, the transportation sector must use a fuel that can be quickly and easily loaded into the vehicle storage tank. As a result, the selection of the future chemical fuel is strongly driven by the needs of transportation in the energy use economy.

Chapter 5 will examine the characteristics of possible manufactured fuels to serve the needs of transportation. It is assumed any fuel successfully used for transportation can be used for stationary applications.


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