Fleet Management Information for Sweeping Professionals
Biodiesel's Impact on Public Fleet Operability and Economics
Biodiesel has many advantages and will soon be available nationwide. Make sure you make the right decisions about implementing biodiesel as a fleet fuel.
by Dr. Richard G. Nelson,
Editor's Note: In the fall of 2007, when this interview was conducted as a part of our APWA 2007 coverage, the availability and use of biodiesel as a fuel for sweepers was just starting to take hold.
WorldSweeper.com's audio interview with Richard G. Nelson will assist managers of sweeper and related fleets in making an informed evaluation of the technical and economic aspects of using biodiesel instead of, or as an adjunct to, conventional diesel fuel. In it, Nelson:
The audio interview also covers what needs to be done for using biodiesel, both to the vehicles and in storage tanks prior to storing biodiesel, so you can make the correct decisions about those aspects of biodiesel usage, as well.
Nelson also provided a PDF version of his APWA 2007 Powerpoint presentation on this topic for those who would like more written information.
The editor of WorldSweeper.com, Ranger Kidwell-Ross, has also written a book entitled 'The Rise of Biodiesel.' In its 90+ pages, 'The Rise of Biodiesel' provides an overview of the current state of biodiesel use and production around the U.S. and the world.
Dr. Richard Nelson is Director and Department Head of Engineering Extension at the Kansas State University College of Engineering. He may be reached via email sent to: rnelson @ksu.edu or by calling 785-532-4999.
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