The GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) model is a life-cycle analysis (LCA) model for examining the energy and environmental impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels. The model includes advanced vehicle technologies such as hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery-powered electric vehicles, and fuel-cell vehicles. Fuel production pathways include those from petroleum, biofuels (first, second, and third generation), hydrogen production pathways, and various electricity generation systems.
In this one-day workshop, the Argonne GREET team presented an overview of the GREET model development and structure of the model, and will conduct case simulations with GREET. The workshop was designed to help participants:
- Learn the basics of life-cycle analysis of energy systems
- Understand logics of the GREET model development
- Use the GREET model to generate LCA results for vehicle/fuel systems
- Pursue sustainability evaluation of new energy technologies