30th April 2014
ETI project seeks to create ‘well to motion’ software tool to calculate greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the use of natural gas as a Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) fuel
• Project will develop a software modelling tool to portray greenhouse gas emissions produced in extraction, processing, transportation, storage and use of natural gas as HDV fuel.
• Software will assess the influence of current and future technology costs and performance levels, and hence, the potential market take up of natural gas powered vehicles.
• Proposals required by 6th June.
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is calling on HDV manufacturers, SMEs and academics to create a software modelling tool that can accurately portray the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced in the extraction, processing, transportation, storage and use of natural gas as an HDV fuel.
ETI is looking for the new modelling tool to be designed to consider how the influence of product development over time might influence cost and performance, and hence technology choices and market take-up of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas.
The model will need to determine total GHG emissions - known in the sector as ‘well-to-motion’ - for different gas production pathways, the most cost-effective technologies, potential market size, and level of diesel fuel displacement within different markets.
Darryl Hylands, the Project Manager working on the project, said: “The low carbon options for replacing fossil fuels as the energy source for HDV applications are limited, and one of the key GHG abatement opportunities we have identified is the use of natural gas as a fuel for HDVs.
This project is designed to provide us with a whole system view – with a focus on cost, efficiencies and GHG intensity – through the use of natural gas in HDVs as the basis for any future investment decisions.”
The project is part of the ETI’s HDV efficiency programme which has an aim to increase the efficiency of UK HDV’s – in land and marine vehicles by at least 30%.
To view a video of Project Manager Darryl Hylands explaining the RfP please click here.
The closing date for submission of proposals is 6 June 2014
To view the RfP Gas Well to Motion Modelling for HDV document please click here
To view the RfP Gas Well to Motion Modelling for HDV Intention to submit please click here.
To view the RfP Gas Well to Motion Modelling for HDV Due Diligence please click here.
To view the RfP Gas Well to Motion Modelling for HDV NDA please click here.