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Title: Raley's LNG Truck Fleet: Final Results

Abstract

Raley's, a large retail grocery company based in Northern California, began operating heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 1997, in cooperation with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD). The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT) sponsored a research project to collect and analyze data on the performance and operation costs of eight of Raley's LNG trucks in the field. Their performance was compared with that of three diesel trucks operating in comparable commercial service. The objective of the DOE research project, which was managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), was to provide transportation professionals with quantitative, unbiased information on the cost, maintenance, operational, and emissions characteristics of LNG as one alternative to conventional diesel fuel for heavy-duty trucking applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Battelle)
  2. (NREL)
  3. (West Virginia University)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (EE-33) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755355
Report Number(s):
NREL/BR-540-27678
TRN: AH200014%%19
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 02 PETROLEUM; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; DIESEL FUELS; LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS; DIESEL ENGINES; TRUCKS; FUEL CONSUMPTION; OPERATING COST; ENERGY EXPENSES; CALIFORNIA; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; LNG; ALTERNATIVE FUELS; ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES; HEAVY TRUCKS; RALEY'S; SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SMAQMD); OFFICE OF HEAVY VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES (OHVT); DIESEL FUEL; PERFORMANCE AND OPERATION COSTS; EMISSIONS

Citation Formats

Chandler, K., Norton, P., and Clark, N. Raley's LNG Truck Fleet: Final Results. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/755355.
Chandler, K., Norton, P., & Clark, N. Raley's LNG Truck Fleet: Final Results. United States. doi:10.2172/755355.
Chandler, K., Norton, P., and Clark, N. Wed . "Raley's LNG Truck Fleet: Final Results". United States. doi:10.2172/755355. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755355.
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title = {Raley's LNG Truck Fleet: Final Results},
author = {Chandler, K. and Norton, P. and Clark, N.},
abstractNote = {Raley's, a large retail grocery company based in Northern California, began operating heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 1997, in cooperation with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD). The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT) sponsored a research project to collect and analyze data on the performance and operation costs of eight of Raley's LNG trucks in the field. Their performance was compared with that of three diesel trucks operating in comparable commercial service. The objective of the DOE research project, which was managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), was to provide transportation professionals with quantitative, unbiased information on the cost, maintenance, operational, and emissions characteristics of LNG as one alternative to conventional diesel fuel for heavy-duty trucking applications.},
doi = {10.2172/755355},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}

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