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NGV Research Presented at Ontario Energy Association’s Speaker Series

At the Ontario Energy Association’s (OEA) Speaker Series, Dr. Daniel Hoornweg of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), presented Exploring Alternative Transportation Options in Ontario: Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles. Hoornweg argued Ontario can save billions of dollars in fuel costs and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2050 if it addresses transportation issues and implements solutions that include increased reliance on natural gas and electric-powered vehicles.

The research study from UOIT led by Dr. Hoornweg was prepared as part of ongoing transportation work through the university’s Jeffrey S. Boyce Research Chair in Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel. The research takes an integrated retrospective view from 2050, and concludes that a long-term approach focusing on clean and affordable solutions is feasible with the use of electric-powered personal vehicles and natural gas-powered buses and heavy-duty trucks.

“Some private trucking firms and municipal bus fleets have already transitioned from diesel to liquefied natural gas as a transportation fuel,” says Dr. Hoornweg. “It is less expensive, burns cleaner and dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions.”

The OEA has also advocated that the adoption of LNG and CNG vehicles will significantly improve the emissions profile of Ontario’s transportation sector. For a downloadable copy of the full UOIT study and Dr. Hoornweg’s presentation, click on the links below: