Fuel Diversification to Improve Transportation Resilience: A Backgrounder

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Transportation fuel (like most other necessities) can be made more resilient to natural disasters by improving the redundancy of its supply, increasing local storage, strategizing access to that storage, expediting resupply, and improving the efficiency at which that fuel is used for transportation purposes. Alternative fuels such as natural gas, propane, and electricity have very different sources and distribution, and therefore add resilience to the fuel supply through redundancy. However, it is important to examine the inter-dependencies of these fuels and timing that may present vulnerabilities during a hurricane. This workshop presented a variety of perspectives to assist in making Tampa Bay's transportation system more resilient through the strategic use of alternative fuels.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePresented at the Transportation Fuel Resilience in Tampa Bay Workshop, 25 March 2019, Tampa Bay, Florida

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5400-73743


  • alternative fuels
  • fuel diversification
  • fuel resilience
  • resiliency
  • Tampa Bay


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