Two Million Mile Haul testing fuel efficiency of biodiesel vs. diesel

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Let's see, two million minus 400,000 is ... carry the two ... 1.6 million. Alternately, eighty percent of the total. That's what we're dealing with with the current status of the Two Million Mile Haul being undertaken by groups like the Iowa Soybean Association, the National Renewable Energy Lab and the National Biodiesel Board. Over the course of those blue two million miles, the organizing groups are testing standard diesel fuel and biodiesel (B20) head-to-head to see which one performs better in terms of fuel efficiency and general performance. Thus far, B20 is performing at a level "comparable to that of petroleum diesel," according to a report on eTrucker. The interim results were announced in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show on Thursday.

The Two Million Mile Haul started in 2006 and should be finished before 2008 is up. Other partners in the test include Iowa Central Community College, Decker Truck Lines Inc., Caterpillar Inc., and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twenty semis running between Minneapolis and Chicago make up the test fleet.

[Source: eTrucker]

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