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Next-generation batteries

Clean hydrogen

Carbon neutral and carbon negative biofuels

Zero-emission trains

Transportation system analysis

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A new study by a team of scientists and policy analysts from across the nation suggests that there are multiple pathways to achieve this goal – but big commitments will need to be made, immediately.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s BEAM modeling tool offers unique and scalable transportation system simulation capabilities. Learn more at

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