100% Biodiesel Vector Technology and Fuel Dispensing Solution — A CTECH live lab pilot project for the implementation and evaluation of the 100% biodiesel technology on identified equipment within Cornell’s fleet operations
Gao, H. Oliver
CTECH has partnered with a student project team to create a project that provided hands-on experience to student engineers in sustainable transportation. Optimus, Inc., CTECH, and the biofuels group from Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) met with Cornell Farm Services to identify three potential pieces of equipment within Cornell’s fleet operations which are ideal candidates for the implementation and evaluation of the 100% biodiesel technology, one of which was selected to serve as the pilot vehicle. Project Goals • Validate the Optimus biodiesel fuel system technology and the use of 100% biodiesel within Cornell’s operations assisting the University in achieving its “plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2035 through innovation, leadership, and campus excellence.” • Quantify the reduction in fleet greenhouse gas emissions for project vehicles (75%+ reduction projected) and perform an analysis of overall applicability of the technology to various other use cases on campus. • Facilitate reduced fleet fuel costs through utilization of domestically produced, renewable, low-carbon biodiesel. • Provide the students with direct engagement and real world experience by participating as project engineers on the biodiesel fuel system technology project development and deployment.
U.S. Department of Transportation 69A3551747119
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