Argonne National Laboratory

Energy Systems Analysis

All stages of energy production have inputs and outputs. Argonne researchers analyze the total production picture and develop tools for members of the public to use in conducting their own assessments.

All stages of energy production have inputs and outputs. Argonne researchers analyze the total production picture and develop tools for members of the public to use in conducting their own assessments.

Consumer behavior, economic conditions and market forces interact on many levels to influence the acceptance of new technologies and their potential impacts on energy efficiency and the environment. The Argonne National Laboratory analysis team includes a diverse group of engineers, technology analysts, economists, policy analysts and planners who work with the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors to assess programs and develop tools for the public to use in calculating potential energy, resource and emissions savings from implementation of new fuels and technologies.

Projects

Biofuel Energy and Environmental Analysis

Tools to evaluate the life cycle of new biofuels

Economic and Infrastructure Analysis

Transitioning from a petroleum-based transportation system to a more diverse energy base requires more than identifying a set of fuels or energy sources that perform well in vehicles

Heavy Vehicle Characterization and Benefits Analysis

Argonne National Laboratory estimates potential future benefits from technologies being developed under U.S. Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office projects

Life-Cycle Analysis

Life-cycle analysis tool to measure the energy use and emissions output for a wide variety of vehicle and fuel combinations

Light Duty Vehicle Consumer Choice Model (LVChoice)

Model estimates future market penetration of advanced or alternative vehicle technologies based on vehicle and fuel attributes, including price

Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling and Life Cycle Analysis

Examining the material demand and recycling issues related to lithium-ion batteries

Models and Tools

Tools to assess potential energy use, oil use and carbon emission impacts of advanced light- and heavy-duty transportation technologies and alternative fuels

Prospective Benefits Assessments of Vehicle Technologies

Assessing the potential benefits from the technologies being developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office and Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Reducing Vehicle Idling

Efforts to understand and reduce the the cumulative impacts of vehicle idling

Transportation Systems and Market Assessment

Tools and assessments to calculate potential energy, resource and emissions savings from implementation of new fuels and technologies

Water Impacts Analysis

Characterizing water use in the biofuel supply chain through development of water footprints at the geospatial scale