Natural Gas as a Future Fuel for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

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In addition to their significant environmental impacts, medium-duty and heavy-duty (HD) vehicles are high volume fuel users. Development of such vehicles, which include transit buses, refuse trucks, and HD Class 6-8 trucks, that are fueled with natural gas is strategic to market introduction of natural gas vehicles (NGV). Over the past five years the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT) has funded technological developments in NGV systems to support the growth of this sector in the highly competitive transportation market. The goals are to minimize emissions associated with NGV use, to improve on the economies of ... continued below

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Litzke, Wai-Lin & Wegrzyn, James May 14, 2001.

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In addition to their significant environmental impacts, medium-duty and heavy-duty (HD) vehicles are high volume fuel users. Development of such vehicles, which include transit buses, refuse trucks, and HD Class 6-8 trucks, that are fueled with natural gas is strategic to market introduction of natural gas vehicles (NGV). Over the past five years the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT) has funded technological developments in NGV systems to support the growth of this sector in the highly competitive transportation market. The goals are to minimize emissions associated with NGV use, to improve on the economies of scale, and to continue supporting the testing and safety assessments of all new systems. This paper provides an overview of the status of major projects under a program supported by DOE/OHVT and managed by Brookhaven National Laboratory. The discussion focuses on the program's technical strategy in meeting specific goals proposed by the N GV industry and the government. Relevant projects include the development of low-cost fuel storage, fueling infrastructure, and HD vehicle applications.

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  • Government/Industry Meeting, Washington, DC (US), 05/14/2001--05/16/2001

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  • Report No.: SAE/TPS -2001-01-2067
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 771015
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc719578

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Litzke, Wai-Lin & Wegrzyn, James. Natural Gas as a Future Fuel for Heavy-Duty Vehicles, article, May 14, 2001; Warrendale, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc719578/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.