Transport is essential to the strength of Australia’s economy and way of life, however domestic and international oil supplies are becoming increasingly constrained. At the same time, Australia has large natural gas resources with the potential to provide a cleaner source of fuel.
As fuel prices rise, so too are the environmental impacts of powering our transport. The transport sector is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Australia behind energy generation and agriculture.
To ensure long term security for our nation’s fuel supply, CSIRO is researching a number of complementary technologies for alternative routes to fuel production and powering transport that could lead the way to a sustainable future for road, rail, air and water transport.