Alternative Fuels in Trucking - March 1998, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Newsletter)

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Although ethanol, a renewable energy source produced from feedstock crops, has more desirable emissions characteristics than conventional automotive fuels, it has rarely been tested in heavy-duty vehicles in high-percentage blends. However, an NREL/DOE study of three snowplow and road maintenance trucks (two fueled with E95--a 95%/5% blend of ethanol--and one with gasoline) in Minneapolisconcluded that, with some refinements in maintenance and repair and a likely reduction in prices, the use of ethanol in heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) could be a commercial success. For more details on this and other major developments in alternative fuels for HDVs, order your copy of Alternative Fuels in Trucking today.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1998

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-540-23718


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