A Customizable Web-Based Emissions Calculator for Midwest Freight Carriers and Regional Planners

In previous National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) funded research, emissions calculation methodologies were developed to forecast freight-related emissions of criteria air pollution and greenhouse gases. While simple emission factors exist, these new methodologies are unique because they incorporate location-specific, speed-dependent data for freight transport. This data can be coupled to speed dependent emission factors to produce a much more rigorous emissions inventory that reflects location-specific driving conditions. Because fuel economy and combustion vary considerably with speed, these inventories should improve accuracy considerably if they can be properly customized. The goal of this work is to provide a web-based tool for easy estimation of fleet emissions using state-specific data, and also enable further customization to reflect driving conditions by individual fleet managers.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $41831.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 06-06

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    1415 Engineering Drive
    2205 EH Madison
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Principal Investigators:

    Meier, Paul

  • Start Date: 20120901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130530
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33125

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466466
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 06-06
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:17PM