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Blue Skyways Presentation. July 2008. How we work. Accomplishments. Partner Benefits. Our Mission. What you can do. Road Map. Our Destination. Improve quality of life. Reduce air pollution. Our Tools. Collaboration. Innovation. Our Focus. Energy. Fuels. Diesel Technology.

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Blue Skyways Presentation

July 2008


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How we work

Accomplishments

Partner Benefits

Our Mission

What you can do

Road Map


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Our Destination

Improve quality of life

Reduce air pollution


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Our Tools

Collaboration

Innovation


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Our Focus

Energy

Fuels

Diesel Technology


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Our Scope


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Regulatory

  • Voluntary

Our Link


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Our Partners


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What Fuels Our Work

  • Educating stakeholders

  • Developing partnerships

  • Leveraging resources

  • Implementing projects

  • Marketing results


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Benefits of Partnership

  • Gain knowledge & share technology

  • Funding opportunities

  • Quantifiable emission reductions

  • Potential financial savings

  • Positive environmental image

  • Cleaner Air


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Participation

Collaborative Activities

Development

Project implementation

Participant

Partner


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Blue Skyways Collaborative Task Force

Technical Committee

On-road

Air/Water/Rail

Energy

Non-road

Fuels

Outreach

Participating in the Collaborative


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Blue Skyways Partners

  • MidAmerican Energy Company (Urbandale, Iowa)

  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

  • McAninch (West Des Moines, IA)

  • H-E-B Grocery Company (San Antonio, Texas)

  • Peterbilt Motor Company (Denton, Texas)

  • Texas Transportation Institute (Texas A&M University)

  • Wal-Mart Corp. (Bentonville, Arkansas)

  • Missouri and Kansas USDA-NRCS

  • Show-Me Energy Coop (Centerview, MO)

  • Entegrity Wind Systems

  • Port of Houston Authority

  • O & S Trucking (Springfield, MO)


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Blue Skyways Communities

  • Omaha Metro Area Planning Agency

  • City of Richardson (TX)

  • Mid-America Regional Council (Kansas City, MO)

  • North Central Texas Council of Gov’ts (Dallas)

  • Capitol Area Council of Gov’ts (Austin, Texas)

  • City of Houston

  • East-West Gateway Council of Gov’ts (St. Louis)

  • City of Springfield (MO)

  • City of Gardner (KS)

  • Grace Hill Settlement House (St. Louis, MO)

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • III Corps & Fort Hood (TX)


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Partnering with the Collaborative

Project Highlights

City of Kirkwood, MO:Compressed Natural Gas Fleet

Grace Hill and St. Louis Association of Community Organizations:Idle Reduction Campaign in St. Louis Schools

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Lighting Retrofit

Omaha Public Schools: Bus Retrofits


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Benefits of Partnership

  • Knowledge building/technology sharing

  • Funding opportunities

  • Quantifiable emission reductions

  • Potential financial savings

  • Positive environmental image

  • Cleaner Air


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Funding Resources

  • Multi-pronged approach to funding:

  • Federal

  • Private

  • Innovative opportunities


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National

$34.4 Million (70%)

State

$14.8 Million (30%)

National Clean Diesel

Funding Assistance Prog. - $27.6 M

State Clean Diesel Grant Prog. - $14.8 M

State Base Matching Bonus

Clean Diesel Emerging Technologies Prog. - $3.4 M

National Clean Diesel Finance Prog. - $3.4 M

National Clean Diesel Program

Total $49.2 Million for 2008

$4.2 million to

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Blue Skyways Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

  • Eligible Entities

    • State and Local Governments

    • Non-Profit Organizations

  • Implementation Projects

    • EPA/CARB certified and/or verified retrofit equip.

    • Engine replacement, re-power, rebuild

    • Idle reduction technologies

    • Clean fuels

    • Finance program


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Blue Skyways Accomplishments

  • Collectively targeted $510 million dollars for emissions reduction projects

  • 154 Partners

  • 756 Projects

  • 12,214 Diesel Engine Retrofits


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Benefits of Partnership

  • Knowledge building/technology sharing

  • Funding opportunities

  • Quantifiable emission reductions

  • Potential financial savings

  • Positive environmental image

  • Cleaner Air


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Blue Skyways Accomplishments

$510 million leveraged equates:

  • 44,308 tons of air emission reductions (HC, NOx, PM)

  • 1.3 million tons of Greenhouse Gas (CO2) emission reductions

  • Approx. 36 million gallons in fuel savings


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Project Example

  • McAninch Corporation

  • Replaced ~50 Tier 0 Engines

  • Use ULSD w/ 7% Biodiesel

  • No Idle Policy

  • More…


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McAninch Accomplishments

  • 340 tons of air emission reductions

  • 200 tons of CO2 emission reductions

  • 330 thousand gallons in fuel savings

Only four projects equates to:


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Benefits of Partnership

  • Knowledge building/technology sharing

  • Funding opportunities

  • Quantifiable emission reductions

  • Potential financial savings

  • Positive environmental image

  • Cleaner Air


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Pro Environmental Image

  • Media events for projects and partners

  • Blue Skyways website

  • Project savings and emission reduction tracking tools

  • Participant and partner collaboration


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Benefits of Partnership

  • Knowledge building/technology sharing

  • Funding opportunities

  • Pro environmental image

Cleaner Air


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Diesel Exhaust and Health

Exposure to diesel exhaust can:

  • Cause lung damage

  • Trigger respiratory problems

  • Exacerbate asthma and existing allergies

  • Be linked to premature mortality

  • Be linked to other acute and chronic health effects


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Diesel Exhaust and the Environment

Contributes to:

  • Ozone formation (smog)

  • Acid Rain

  • Haze


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Diesel Exhaust Emissions

  • Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

  • Particulate Matter ≤2.5 micrometers (PM2.5)

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

  • Toxics


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Our Impact on Health and Environment

  • Blue Skyways States

  • 51 million people

  • Pop. w/in 10 miles of…

    • Interstate ~38.7 million

    • Rail line ~49.6 million

    • Major water ports ~4.4

    • million

    • Major airports ~16.3

    • million


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Our Impact on Health and Environment

Estimated Average Daily Truck Traffic

1998

2020


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On-Road

  • Public Fleets

  • Over-the-Road Trucks

  • School Buses


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Non-Road

  • Construction Equipment

  • Farm Equipment

  • Generators & Pumps


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Air - Water - Rail Ports

  • Port Equipment

  • Marine Vessels

  • Locomotives


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Fuels

  • Biofuels

  • Alternative Fuels

  • Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel

  • Fueling Stations


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Energy

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Geothermal

  • Landfill & Ag Methane

  • Green Building

  • Wind

  • Solar


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I’m Interested, But…

Where Do I Start?


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Idle Reduction

Increase idle reduction policies


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Retrofit, Rebuild, Replace and Repower

Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)

The 4 R's

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)


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Fuels

Natural Gas

Switch To Cleaner Fuels


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Fuel Efficiency

  • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)

  • Bunk Heater

  • Auto Tire Inflation

  • Single-Wide Tires

  • Radial vs. Fabric Tires

  • Preventative Maintenance

  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • Aerodynamics


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Fuel Efficiency - Example

  • Aluminum Wheel Sets & Single-Wide Tires

    • $3000

  • Auto Tire Inflation

    • $900

  • EPA Smartway Calculator Estimate:

  • One side dump tractor/trailer unit

  • 15,000 gallons fuel/year

  • $4.00/gallon

  • PAYBACK – less than 2 years


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Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

  • Utilize GIS-based renewable energy resources maps

  • Try building “green” using LEED certification

  • Consider waste-to-energy sources

And many more!


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Join Us

  • Contact a Blue Skyways Coordinator

  • Participate in a subcommittee

  • Become a partner

    • Identify a project

    • Submit an application


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Contact Us

Alan Banwart, Non-road and Fuels(913) 551-7819

Amy Bhesania, On-road and Air/Water/Rail(913) 551-7147

Jim Yarbrough, Energy(214) 665-7232

www.blueskyways.org


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