Ethanol Heavy-Duty Truck Fleet Demonstration Project

NREL, Paul Norton (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This report presents the results of an ethanol heavy-duty truck demonstration project. The four trucks were equipped with specially modified Detroit Diesel Corporation engines and ran on E95 (95% ethanol and 5% light hydrocarbon denaturant). They were owned and operated by Archer Daniels Midland Trucking, Incorporated, and were used almost every day for deliveries to points in Illinois, Indiana,Iowa, and Missouri. As a result of this project, a considerable amount of data was recorded, for the first time, on the performance, durability, economics, and emissions of heavy-duty trucks running on ethanol.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages78
StatePublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, Springfield, Illinois

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-540-22110


  • alternative fuels
  • transportation fuels


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