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NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY . Land Grant Institution Bio-fuels Efforts Multi-disciplined Crop/Plant Science Engineering Economics Transportation Business. About Us Established in 1967 ND Legislature Started with 2 Employees Now about 45 University Transportation Center

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North dakota state university
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Land Grant Institution

  • Bio-fuels Efforts

    • Multi-disciplined

    • Crop/Plant Science

    • Engineering

    • Economics

    • Transportation

    • Business


  • About Us

  • Established in 1967

    • ND Legislature

    • Started with 2 Employees

    • Now about 45

    • University Transportation Center

    • Several Programs


  • Centers

    • Biennial Strategic Transportation Analysis Center

    • Agricultural and Industrial Freight Center

    • Advanced Traffic Analysis Center (ATAC)

    • DOT Support Center (DOTSC)

    • Small Urban & Rural Transit Center (SURTC)

    • Transportation Learning Network (TLN)

    • Transportation Safety Systems Center (TSSC)

    • Rural Transportation Safety and Security Center (RTSSC)

    • Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC)


Economic and Environmental Implications of Alternative Fuel use and Regulations in the Mountain Plains Region

  • Includes the Following States

    • ND, SD, MT, CO, UT, WY

  • Analysis includes:

    • Benefit/cost analysis for switching from traditional to alternative fuels

    • Regional trends and key factors affecting alternative fuel usage

    • Impacts of alternative fuel policy and the effects on transportation sectors

    • Transit and municipal fleet case studies


Study of the highway impacts due to the location of ethanol facilities
Study of the Highway Impacts Due to the Location of Ethanol Facilities

  • Specifically focuses on the proposed Ethanol & Biodiesel plant at Spiritwood, ND – which will be part of the proposed Spiritwood Energy Park

    • 100 MGY Ethanol production

    • 35 MGY Biodiesel production

    • 50 Megawatt coal electric facility

  • Analysis includes:

    • Estimation of the corn basis change as a result of plant location

    • Estimation of changes in production due to basis change

    • Modeling commodity flow using a GIS/Cube network analysis

    • Estimation of the impacts of the incremental traffic on the state, federal, and county systems surrounding the proposed facility


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