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Iowa Department of Natural Resources Trails Program Biofuel Use

Executive Summary

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Trails Crew Biodiesel Pilot Project has completed the first phase of its mission by establishing used fryer oil collections, commissioning a production facility and implementing the fuel produced into its fleet. Over the course of the project 4,452 gallons of Biodiesel were used and 920 gallons remain available to use for a total of 5,372 gallons produced.

Funds provided under the CENSARA grant will enable the continued production of up to 2,000 gallons of Biodiesel per month. Much of the equipment utilized by the trails crew is over 20 years old so the use of B100 presents the most cost effective method of reducing emissions.

During the project 506 gallons of Biodiesel were used in a 1500KW peak load generator located directly upwind of a PM 2.5 non attainment area, illustrating the opportunity for specific point source control of emissions in sensitive areas. The use of Biodiesel at state parks shows a commitment to the environment that is best demonstrated by thoughtful attention to our vehicular activities. By exercising proactive adaptation to emerging air quality issues we can empower citizens to play an active role in environmental stewardship.

 

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