Biodiesel Performance and Durability in a 2012 Off-Highway Engine

In FY08-FY09, National Biodiesel Board (NBB) will partner with a leading engine testing organization like Refuel, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), or original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) lab with one or several OEMs to develop a detailed scope of work for testing of biodiesel blends on a Off-Highway engine with active and passive diesel particle filters, and with 1) Nitrogen dioxide (NOx) absorber/catalyst and 2) NOx selective catalytic reduction systems. The testing will include emission control system optimization to explore the potential benefits and challenges resultant from the different fuel chemistry. It will include the transient and steady state operating cycles included in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for engine certification, and will examine the effects of biodiesel on all regulated emissions using this technology. Selected non-regulated exhaust species of interest will also be measured. System durability will be tested under the fleet evaluations portion of the program. A detailed final report for this task will be submitted and the results will be published as an Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) paper or equivalent peer reviewed article.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31297

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467605
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:35PM