Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels Webinar 1: Sustainable Transportation Fuels — Anchoring Themes

May 29, 2015


Gary Dirks, Director, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation at Arizona State University and Director, ASU LightWorks®


Paul Bryan, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, UC Berkeley

Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor, International Security Program and Resource Security Program at New America Foundation

Kathryn Clay, Vice President, Policy Strategy at the American Gas Association

Mike Tamor, Executive Technical Leader, Ford Motor Company


This webinar creates context with four major anchoring themes relevant to the future of transportation energy and fuels for which there is currently limited horizontal knowledge integration at the interfaces among relevant stakeholders. Watch and listen to the entire webinar below.

After a brief introduction, this webinar introduces four anchoring themes to start the discussion and underpin subsequent conversations.

What actions will accelerate or impede the transition?

  • Given finite resources, what alternative fuels or fuel processes investments would be prudent to ensure the transition?
  • How do external global megatrends influence the investment decisions?
  • How can innovation be incentivized by policy to help accelerate the transition?
  • Is there a competitive advantage to leading this transition?

These themes will likely surface again in subsequent webinars.


The goal of this webinar is to start to build new conceptual frameworks and shared frames of reference.