REFUSE DERIVED FUEL TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS: A STUDY BY THE COUNTY OF MONROE - CITY OF ROCHESTER TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM

The Technology Transfer Program was requested to compare the two modes of transportation (truck or rail) available to Monroe County for delivering the Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to the RG&E Russell Station; and based on a thorough inspection of the impacts of each mode, conclude its investigation by submitting a recommendation. This was to be for the Resource Recovery Facility's full capacity of 2,000 tons per day of input. The study showed that fixed charges for rail transport would be about $7.83 per ton. Costs to the county for truck transport would be approximately $3.00 per ton. After a thorough study which encompassed technical data, environmental data, and economic data, the Transportational Analysis Committee unanimously recommended the truck transit mode. The overwhelming factor in drawing this conclusion was the difference in costs (truck vs. rail) to be borne by the citizens of the county of Monroe.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rochester Engineering Society, Incorporated

    55 Saint Paul Street
    Rochester, NY  United States  14604

    National Science Foundation

    Applied Science and Research Applications, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-770552
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ISP76-24661-A-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM