Analysis of Vehicle Cycle Infrastructure Impacts of Biofuel Transition

The project initiated contacts with U.S. vehicle manufacturers to survey the "state of the industry" with regard to implementation of alternative fuel/propulsion technologies and to explore opportunities for future partnerships. The project gathered data from Ford, Harley-Davidson, Caterpillar, the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, GM & American Honda on their alternative fuel vehicles and roadmaps for future development. The project hosted the Volkswagen of America Dieselution: Clean Diesel Tour at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and were able to examine a number of new "clean diesel" vehicles planned for introduction into the U.S. market in 2008. The project gathered data from Volkswagen and are continuing discussions with Caterpillar about testing its new diesel engines with different biodiesel formulations. Caterpillar has indicated they may be willing to donate an engine.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Alternative Fuels and Lifecycle Engineering


  • English


  • 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

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Brighton, NY   
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31284

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467618
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:36PM