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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
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About Us
  • Established in 1967
    • ND Legislature
    • Started with 2 Employees
    • Now about 45
    • University Transportation Center
    • Several Programs
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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)
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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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