Florida Alternative Transportation Fuel Resilience Plan

Caley Johnson, Jeff Cappellucci, Lauren Spath Luhring, Maria St. Louis-Sanchez, Fan Yang, Abby Brown, Austin Sipiora, Alexander Kolpakov, Xiaopeng Li, Qianwen Li, Sean White, John Gonzales, Erin Nobler, Eric Wood

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Hurricanes are increasing in frequency, intensity, duration, and are projected to continue increasing . Many counties and cities in Florida are developing resilience plans to help them minimize damage from hurricanes and accelerate recovery. The transportation portion of these plans tend to focus on bolstering road infrastructure, stockpiling diesel for strategic fleets, purchasing high-water vehicles, and placing evacuation shelters in safe areas. An Achilles heel of these plans is their dependence on diesel fuel, which is particularly vulnerable to hurricane-related disruptions since 90% of petroleum in Florida needs to be imported via maritime tanker . These tankers are restricted from accessing Florida ports before and during hurricanes because the risks of damage to the port facilities and tanker are too high. Therefore, transportation resilience can be fortified by diversifying the transportation fuels utilized in a hurricane.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages111
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-83795


  • alternative fuels
  • CNG
  • electric vehicles
  • EV
  • floods
  • fuel supplies
  • LNG
  • natural disasters
  • propane
  • resilience
  • resiliency
  • transportation


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