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Transportation

We’re transforming transportation to make it possible to move people and the goods that we depend on using significantly less oil—and emitting less carbon. We’re doing this by driving industry demand for more efficient shipping vessels, reducing carbon emissions from trucking fleets, working with airports to test and deploy sustainable aviation fuels, and transforming personal mobility in U.S. cities.

70%
%
oil consumed by U.S. transportation sector
25B
B
gallons of fuel consumed by U.S. heavy-duty vehicles in 2015
1B
B
tons of carbon emitted by the shipping industry each year
800M
M
metric tons of carbon emissions from the global aviation industry each year
WHY

Our communities and our planet are cooking in the exhaust of our cars, our planes, our freighters, and our big rigs.

HOW

Mobility Transformation

Implementing cost-effective oil- and emissions-free mobility to save money and oil, and drastically reduce carbon emissions

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Trucking Efficiency

Driving down the carbon footprint of getting people their everyday products by increasing efficiency in the trucking industry

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Shipping Efficiency

Increasing the demand for fuel-efficient vessels

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Sustainable Aviation

Reducing the aviation industry’s carbon footprint through the use of sustainable aviation fuels

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THE RMI DIFFERENCE

RMI is an independent, mission-driven third party, uniquely positioned to convene, align, and inspire the diverse stakeholders that can deliver our bold initiatives. Our convening power, including our ability to unite sometimes-disparate parties around common goals, is winning the trust of leading industry representatives and inspiring partnerships across the mobility, trucking, shipping, and aviation industries. We have also developed deep content knowledge on these industries and how they operate. Today, thousands of people representing hundreds of companies and organizations rely on our research and work.

FEATURES AND NEWS

Report

Door-to-Downtown, 2017

How Boulder, Colorado, tested the future of mobility. Boulder chose to take a bold step toward the future and improve access to downtown by adding to the “menu of mobility options” without building a single parking space or adding a single lane-mile.

Report

Peak Car Ownership, 2016

Personal vehicles have dominated the U.S. mobility system for nearly 100 years. But we are now in the formative stages of a powerful confluence of cultural, technological, and societal forces. It is possible that a new mobility system will emerge in the next few years that is superior to our existing system in almost every way. Read our report on what to expect and how to prepare for the mobility transformation.

PROJECT UPDATE

Shipping Efficiency Wins Business Green Award

Business Green presented its prestigious Energy Efficiency Project of the Year award to the landmark collaboration between shipowner Hammonia Reederei and charterer Intermarine, which was facilitated by a Carbon War Room grant.

PROJECT UPDATE

Seattle Airport Explores Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The Port of Seattle, SkyNRG, and Carbon War Room announced a groundbreaking partnership to investigate long-term financing mechanisms that could supply all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) with sustainable aviation fuels. Sea-Tac is the first airport in the world to initiate this step to provide an airport-wide sustainable aviation fuel supply for all routine airline operations.