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Title: Using LNG as a Fuel in Heavy-Duty Tractors

Abstract

Recognizing the lack of operational data on alternative fuel heavy-truck trucks, NREL contracted with the Trucking Research Institute (TRI) in 1994 to obtain a cooperative agreement with Liquid Carbonic. The purpose of this agreement was to (1) purchase and operate liquid natural gas- (LNG-) powered heavy-duty tractor-trailers with prototype Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) Series 60 natural gas (S60G) engines in over-the-road commercial service applications; and (2) collect and provide operational data to DDC to facilitate the on-road prototype development of the engine and to NREL for the Alternative Fuels Data Center. The vehicles operated from August 1994 through April of 1997 and led to a commercially available, emissions-certified S60G in 1998. This report briefly documents the engine development, the operational characteristics of LNG, and the lessons learned during the project.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Liquid Carbonic, Inc., Willis, TX (United States); Trucking Research Institute, Alexandria, VA (United States); National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
10183
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR-540-24146
TRN: US200312%%143
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Supercedes report DE00010183
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 02 PETROLEUM; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; ENGINES; NATURAL GAS; FARM EQUIPMENT; SYNTHETIC FUELS; LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS; LNG; ALTERNATIVE FUELS; HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS; EMISSIONS

Citation Formats

None, None. Using LNG as a Fuel in Heavy-Duty Tractors. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/10183.
None, None. Using LNG as a Fuel in Heavy-Duty Tractors. United States. doi:10.2172/10183.
None, None. Mon . "Using LNG as a Fuel in Heavy-Duty Tractors". United States. doi:10.2172/10183. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10183.
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title = {Using LNG as a Fuel in Heavy-Duty Tractors},
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abstractNote = {Recognizing the lack of operational data on alternative fuel heavy-truck trucks, NREL contracted with the Trucking Research Institute (TRI) in 1994 to obtain a cooperative agreement with Liquid Carbonic. The purpose of this agreement was to (1) purchase and operate liquid natural gas- (LNG-) powered heavy-duty tractor-trailers with prototype Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) Series 60 natural gas (S60G) engines in over-the-road commercial service applications; and (2) collect and provide operational data to DDC to facilitate the on-road prototype development of the engine and to NREL for the Alternative Fuels Data Center. The vehicles operated from August 1994 through April of 1997 and led to a commercially available, emissions-certified S60G in 1998. This report briefly documents the engine development, the operational characteristics of LNG, and the lessons learned during the project.},
doi = {10.2172/10183},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
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