Title: Environmental life cycle analyses of transport systems

Authors: V.W. Adams

Addresses: Postgraduate Student, Faculty of Technology, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK

Abstract: The importance of fuel cells for future low emission transportation systems is well known, but in order to obtain a complete picture of the benefits there is a need to consider the environmental impact of such systems over their lifetime from manufacture to disposal. This paper presents the preliminary results of environmental life cycle analyses of fuel cell vehicle drives and other low pollution options, thus enabling a comparative assessment to be made.

Keywords: vehicle emissions; fuel cells; fuel consumption; global warming; hydrogen; life cycle analysis; LCA; transport systems; air pollution; environmental impact; environmental life cycle.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1996.061894

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1996 Vol.17 No.5/6, pp.718 - 724

Available online: 28 May 2014 *

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