Improving Air Quality by Using Biodiesel in Generators
Genset Testing at the School of Env. Studies

Darrick Zarling, dzarling@me.umn.edu
Photos taken 5/7/2003 - Courtesy of Dakota Electric
Testing conducted by the University of Minnesota - Center for Diesel Research

Field Demonstration Photos

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This field test compared the emissions, particulate and gaseous, from a 3406 Caterpillar engine operated on regular Diesel Fuel and on B20.
The B20 used was a blend of 20% Soy Diesel (soy methyl ester) and 80% of the same regular diesel used as a "baseline" for the testing.
Tests were conducted at two different intake air temperatures and two different loads.

Project Sponsors Include:
Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources
Minnesota Soybean Growers Association
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
Dakota Electric Association
Energy Alternatives
Great River Energy

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