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Accession Number ADA564238
Title Biodiesel: Paving the Way for DoD's Renewable Future.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 40p
Personal Author D. M. Chavez
Abstract Demonstration of Biodiesel Blend Use in Ground Tactical Vehicles and Equipment (non-deployed). The objective is to demonstrate and validate the use of B20 in nondeployed ground tactical vehicles and equipment by addressing users concerns regarding the following: (1) Stability of the biodiesel, (2) Accelerated deterioration during high-temperature storage, (3) Vehicle operation and fuel properties in low temperatures, (4) Water affinity and microbial degradation, and (5) Material compatibility and solvency. The Tri- Service Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricant Working Group demonstrated biodiesel blend (B20) in non-deployed tactical vehicles and equipment for various operational schedules and climate conditions to address user concerns. Demonstration Sites: Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane, IN (Hot/Cold, Humid); 29 Palms, CA (Hot, Dry); Moody AFB, GA (Hot, Humid Climate), Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), CA (Mild Climate); and Marine Corps Base Hawaii (Hot, Humid Climate).
Keywords Acidity
Alternative fuels
B20 fuel
Biodiesel blends
Biodiesel fuels
Briefing charts
Diesel fuels
Environmental tests
Fuel stability
Ground vehicles
High humidity
High temperature
Joint oil analysis program oil test results
Low temperature
Military vehicles
Oxidation stability
Particulate content
Test and evaluation
Vehicle design bobtails
Vehicle operator observations

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 79D - Combat Vehicles
97K - Fuels
Corporate Author National Defense Center for Energy and Environment, Johnstown, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Briefing charts.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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