Evaluation of Ethanol Fuel Blends in EPA MOVES2014 Model

In this report, the methodology and prediction effects of the Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) model development are reviewed and evaluated in relation to the use of ethanol fuel blends. Particular attention is placed on “mid-level” ethanol fuel blends (containing between 10 and 30% ethanol). The report includes a review of relevant information from the literature, discussion of MOVES input requirements, algorithms, and output. General findings were derived from an evaluation of the predicted emissions by evaluating the sensitivity to adjustments of individual fuel property parameters within MOVES2014. Finally, a comparison of the differences in emissions predictions resulting from the use of “splashblended” ethanol fuel blends versus “match-blended” fuels is reported.

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    Wyle Laboratories

    3925 Lakeview Drive
    Cottonwood Shores, TX  United States  78657

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Renewable Fuels Association

    16024 Manchester Road, Suite 200
    Ellisville, MO  United States  63011
  • Authors:
    • Wayson, Roger L
    • Kim, Brian
    • Noel, George
  • Publication Date: 2016-1


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 121p

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  • Accession Number: 01671910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2018 9:27AM