June 14, 2019

Ridesourcing fleets (such as Lyft and Uber) present an opportunity for the rapid uptake of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), but adoption has largely been limited to small pilot projects. Lack of charging infrastructure presents a major barrier to scaling up, but...

June 14, 2019

In 2016, Emerging Futures, LLC was hired by Opus 12, Inc. to help them develop a NASA-sponsored concept for converting raw materials on Mars (carbon dioxide and water) into useful materials such as rocket propellant and, especially, plastic. The final result was a prel...

May 1, 2019

For our submission to the Mars Society’s 2019 Mars Colony Prize designing the first human settlement on Mars, Emerging Futures teamed up with Akhil Rao, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to develop a bold vision for the future of permanent human s...

October 29, 2018

Appearing today in Nature Materials, Emerging Futures CEO Jeffery Greenblatt joins three other co-authors from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Technical University of Munich to report on their development of an artificial photosynthesis system that genera...

October 7, 2018

Watch Emerging Futures CEO (and "Policy Modeling Superhero," according to Stanford Professor John Weyant) Jeffery Greenblatt, along with Portland General Electric Integrated Resource Planning Manager Elaine Hart, present their work from 2015 modeling pathways to long-t...

September 21, 2018

Emerging Futures' CEO Jeffery Greenblatt presents an update on the development of the ASTER modeling tool (Analysis of Space Technologies, Economics and Resources) at the NASA Ames Space Portal weekly Space Commercialization Teleconference on September 19, 2018. ASTER...

August 26, 2018

Earlier this month, NASA announced the unequivocal discovery of water ice in lunar polar regions in a PNAS article. This is exciting news, and confirms what was already tantalizing evidence from LCROSS and earlier measurements. However, the article does not speculate o...

June 21, 2018

Join Emerging Futures CEO Jeffery Greenblatt in a fun mock debate discussing the merits of autonomous vehicles (AVs): are they good or bad for the environment? Jeff and his debate partner, Stanford Research Scholar Ognen Stojanovski, argue that they are BAD for the env...

March 28, 2018

Shared automated electric vehicles (SAEVs) hold great promise to improve transportation access in urban centers while drastically reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. Using taxi trip data from New York City, Emerging Futures' Chief Scientist along...

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