About the research
The objective of this project is to conduct an independent evaluation of the impact of biodiesel on fuel economy and carbon reduction in the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) snowplow fleet. This includes an evaluation of fuel economy, maintenance, and driver/maintenance personnel concerns.
The team will coordinate with the Iowa DOT and monitor snowplow operations. Fuel use and snowplow maintenance using varying levels of both biodiesel and regular diesel will be monitored.