Alternative Energy Sources for MoDOT

Global environmental challenges such as climate change and carbon emissions have raised concerns about current energy consumption and awareness of renewable and sustainable energy sources. Although a complete transformation from a fossil-fuel-dependent economy to a clean-energy is not a short-term reality, research and practices for alternative energy have drawn significant research attention in recent years, and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has long been committed to engaging in environmentally friendly innovative technologies and practices. To better address this commitment and deliver tangible "Environmentally Responsible" results, MoDOT aims to develop applicable strategies to implement alternative energy in various areas. Not only will these applications be environmentally friendly but, in some case, they may be technically and economically superior to traditional strategies. In that regard, the objective of this proposal is to investigate environmentally friendly alternative energy sources that could be used by MoDOT in various areas, and to develop applicable and sustainable strategies to implement those energy sources. Specifically, the project will conduct a thorough investigation of potential alternative energy sources that could be used by MoDOT, identify the various application areas in which the alternative energy may be appropriate, develop detailed and applicable strategies that will instruct the implementation of the selected energy sources based on appropriate technology feasibility analysis, as well as address technological issues and risk mitigation, perform appropriate cost-effectiveness and financial feasibility analysis as a function of electric utility rates and potential rate increases, as well as analyze various financing mechanism such as public-private partnerships, and deliver quarterly update reports and a final report as prescribed.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Grasman, Scott

  • Start Date: 20091201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101201
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463978
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014, 00029576
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:33PM