NC is one of the top 5 states using biodiesel use In the Triangle, B20 use has increased 46% since 2001 to more than 1.5 million gallons NC Department of Transportation used 1.9 M gallons of B20 in 22 locations from 9/02-9/03 Military Bases (Camp Lejuene, Seymor Johnson & Cherry Point) 5 0,000 gallons of B20 annually
Transcript of "Biodiesel Fleet Use"
Fleet use of Biodiesel & Case Studies National Biodiesel Board Technician Outreach Program
Today’s Topics <ul><li>NREL/NBB B20 Bus Fleet Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>USPS Biodiesel </li></ul><ul><li>B20 Cummins 1000 hr. Durability Test </li></ul><ul><li>Health Effects in Keene, NH </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina Dept. of Transportation </li></ul>
NCDOT emissions studies <ul><li>A characterization study by NCDOT and NCSU using on-board diagnostic equipment on 8 dump trucks found an average decrease in NO of about 10% with B20 versus petroleum diesel. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ncdot.org/doh/preconstruct/tpb/research/download/2004-18FinalReport.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>A new DOT study is being conducted by NCSU’s Dr Chris Frey to analyze emissions from construction equipment Study will utilize the Montana Portable On-Board Real Time Emissions Recording System” manufactured by Clean Air Technologies International, Inc. and evaluate B20 and low sulfer diesel emission on graders, loaders and back hoes. Final results expected July 2007 </li></ul>
Who Uses Biodiesel in NC? <ul><li>State Agencies - NC Department of Transportation (DOT), the NC Zoo </li></ul><ul><li>Military -Camp Lejuene Marine Corps Base </li></ul><ul><li>Airport -RDU International Airport </li></ul><ul><li>Private Business - moving and construction companies </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital - Pitt County Memorial Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Public School Busses - Durham & Gaston County Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Universities - UNC-CH, Duke, and NC State </li></ul><ul><li>Local governments – over a dozen municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>Service stations 16 public stations selling B10-B99 blends w 3 more expected to open in coming weeks! </li></ul>