Evaluating Alternative Fuels in Snowplow/Maintenance Vehicles and Identifying Barriers to Adoption – Phase I

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

PROJECT NUMBER

22-815, SPR-RE22(017)-8H-00

START DATE

09/01/22

END DATE

10/31/23

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Shauna Hallmark

Director, InTrans

Co-Principal Investigator
Theresa Litteral

Statewide MDST Facilitator, LTAP

About the research

The objective of this project is to conduct an independent evaluation of the impact of biodiesel on fuel economy and carbon reduction in the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) snowplow fleet. This includes an evaluation of fuel economy, maintenance, and driver/maintenance personnel concerns.

The team will coordinate with the Iowa DOT and monitor snowplow operations. Fuel use and snowplow maintenance using varying levels of both biodiesel and regular diesel will be monitored.

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