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Reducing Emissions in Trucks + Buses

Emissions are linked to fuel economy.  The worse the fuel economy, the higher the emissions.  Big trucks and buses consume the most fuel aTruck and Busnd have the highest emissions per mile

Diesel engine manufacturers are improving mpg on virtually all new trucks.  These trucks have lower emissions.  But what can be done to reduce emissions on all trucks and buses?

The most effective programs, we believe, should emphasize use of liquid fuel.  The liquid fuel than can be delivered and dispensed using the existing infrastructure.  Natural gas is a good fuel but requires expensive new delivery infrastructure and new fuel tanks.  As a result, most trucks/buses using natural gas drive in a defined area and refuel at the same location every night.

NozzleA more comprehensive and lower-cost approach is converting natural gas to liquid naphtha, which is what our gas-to-liquid process does. The high-quality naphtha can be used directly in diesel engines or combined with diesel fuel.  The result?  Emissions are lower.  Plus, the naphtha can be dispensed at all truck stops throughout the country.  Thus, most every diesel truck/bus can have lower emissions, not just new trucks/buses. 

 

 

Why 1 is 8x greater than 50!!

Which is more effective in reducing emissions?  Increasing fuel efficiency of a hybrid car from 50 to 100 mpg or increasing fuel efficiency of a refuse truck from 3 to 4 mpg.

Let's do the math.  Over 30,000 miles, how many gallons of fuel will each vehicle use?

Hybrid Car
  •  50 mpg   =  600 gallons

  • 100 mpg  =  300 gallons

  • Savings     =  300 gallons  

Refuse Truck                                      Refuse Truck

  • 3 mpg   = 10,000 gallons

  • 4 mpg   =   7,500 gallons

  • Savings =     2,500 gallons  

Now you know. Ask your friends.