Alternative Fuels and Powertrains

Automotive Alternative Powertrains and Fuels

  • Led a team in documenting the economics of alternative powertrains and fuels
  • Explored climate change and energy security issues
  • Constructed a total cost of ownership model for alternative powertrains
  • Demonstrated the impact of cost of ownership on diesel engine penetration
  • Documented the production and market economics of biofuels
  • Constructed a long-term profit maximization model for OPEC


  • Documented underlying causes for long term food price decline
  • Developed a model linking the supply/ demand balance for petroleum with the supply/ demand balance for agricultural products
  • Explored the impact of future petroleum prices on food prices ‒ and vice versa