The Future of Freight Part C: Implications for Alberta of Alternatives to Diesel

CESAR Scenarios: Volume 5, Issue 1
January 2020
By David Layzell, Nicole Belanger, Jessica Lof, Kyle McElheran, Madhav Narendran, Song Sit, Bastiaan Straatman

This report was published by the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR), a supporter of The Transition Accelerator.

As the third report in our ‘Future of Freight’ Series, this study explores Alberta’s potential to provide low or zero-emission alternatives to the fossil diesel that is currently made from Alberta oil in North America. Combining the insights generated from this study with those from the previous two reports positions hydrogen as an exciting new opportunity for Alberta to lead the transition to a net zero Canada, while re-energising its economy.

About the Authors

David Layzell, PhD

Transition Pathway Principal

David B. Layzell is an Energy Systems Architect with the Transition Accelerator, a Faculty Professor at the University of Calgary, and Director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research CESAR Initiative. Between 2008 and 2012, he was Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE), a cross-faculty, graduate research, and training institute at the University of Calgary. Before moving to Calgary, he was a Professor of Biology at Queen’s University cross appointments in Environmental Studies and the School of Public Policy), and Executive Director of BIOCAP Canada, a research foundation focused on biological solutions to climate change. While at Queen’s he cofounded a scientific instrumentation company called Qubit Systems Inc and was elected ‘Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) for his research contributions.


Cite as: Layzell DB, Lof J, McElheran K, Narendran M, Belanger N, Straatman B, Sit S. 2020. The Future of Freight Part C: Implications for Alberta of Alternatives to Diesel. CESAR Scenarios Vol 5, Issue 1: 1-58.