University of Alabama Biodiesel Hybrid Bus Research Program

The objectives of the Biodiesel Hybrid Bus Research Program at the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies are the following: 1) establish a biodiesel testing facility capable of making detailed measurements of engine performance, fuel economy, and pollutant emissions; 2) acquire a broad data set of performance and emissions of diesel engines fueled with conventional and biodiesel fuels at speed and load conditions typical of urban and suburban transit routes, either for a conventional diesel-only powertrain or for a diesel-electric motor hybrid electric powertrain; and 3) develop a detailed computational simulation of ahybrid electric powertrain that will allow the integration of the experimental data.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Chen, Roy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

      Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies
      125 Rose Administration Building
      Tuscaloosa, AL  USA  35487-0104
    • Principal Investigators:

      Midkiff, Clark

    • Start Date: 20061000
    • Actual Completion Date: 20071000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 12783

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01486718
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: AL-26-7006
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jul 16 2013 1:01AM