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Letter Report on the Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, Phase 3 (2009)

Chapter: Attachment I Committee on Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, Phase 3

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Suggested Citation:"Attachment I Committee on Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, Phase 3." National Research Council. 2009. Letter Report on the Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, Phase 3. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12711.
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Attachment I Committee on Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, Phase 3 VERNON ROAN, Chair , University of Florida, Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering (retired), Gainesville DEBORAH L YNN BLEVISS, Independent Consultant, Falls Church, Virginia DA VID BODDE, Senior Fellow and Professor, Clemson University, South Carolina KA THRYN BULLOCK, President and Owner, Coolohm, Inc., Blue Bell, Pennsylvania HARRY COOK, NAE,1 Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois (retired) GLENN EISMAN, Principal Partner, Eisman Technology Consultants, LLC, Niskayuna, New Y ork W . ROBERT EPPERL Y , Consultant, Mountain View, California WILLIAM ERNST, Owner, EnerSysCon, Troy, New York DA VID FOSTER, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Engine Research Center GERALD GABRIELSE, NAS,2 Leverett Professor of Physics, Harvard University LINOS JACOVIDES, Director, Delphi Research Labs (retired), Grosse Point Farms, Michigan HAROLD H.C. KUNG, Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Director, Northwestern University Center for Catalysis and Surface Science, Evanston, Illinois CHRISTOPHER MAGEE, NAE, Professor, Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge CRAIG MARKS, NAE, Vice President, Technology and Productivity, AlliedSignal, Inc. (retired), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan GENE NEMANICH, Vice President, Chevron Hydrogen Systems (retired) BERNARD ROBERTSON, NAE, Senior Vice President, Engineering Technologies and Regulatory Affairs; and General Manager-Truck Operations, Chrysler LLC (retired), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan R. RHOADS STEPHENSON, Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (retired), La Cañada, California KA THLEEN TA YLOR, NAE, Director, Materials and Processes Laboratory, General Motors Corporation (retired), Fort Myers, Florida BRIJESH VY AS, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, LGS Innovations, Warren, New Jersey National Research Council Staff JAMES ZUCCHETTO, Director, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) LANITA JONES, Administrative Coordinator, BEES DANA CAINES, Financial Associate, BEES 1 NAE=member, National Academy of Engineering. 2 NAS=member, National Academy of Sciences. 16

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This letter report broadly reviews the strategy and structure of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, as requested by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Although the Obama Administration's focus on nearer-term technologies is on the right track, there remains a need for continued investment in longer-term, higher-risk, higher-payoff vehicle technologies that could be highly transformational with regard to reduced use of petroleum and reduced emissions. Such technologies include advanced batteries, technologies for hydrogen storage, and hydrogen/fuel cells. For researchers, contractors, and investors to be willing to make long-term commitments to these and other potentially important developing technologies, a consistent year-to-year level of support must be provided.

Other recommendations within this report include incorporating a broader-scope approach to better consider total emissions and the full environmental impact of using various fuels and technologies; providing temporary reductions in cost-share requirements to ease the burden on prospective researchers; and providing direct funding to struggling automotive companies to help keep important in-house research programs active. Further suggestions are included within the body of the report.

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