DOE Releases Updated Fleet Footprint Calculator Tool

The Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, with the expertise of Argonne National Laboratory, has released Version 2012 of the GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator. This is based on Argonne’s Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) fuel-cycle model and is used to measure the petroleum displacement and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment. The calculator is available online as well as on an Excel spreadsheet. Click here for more information.

Fleet managers can quickly insert their data to generate petroleum use and GHG emissions on a well-to-wheels (WTW) basis. A WTW analysis can be divided into two stages: well-to-pump (WTP) and pump-to-wheels (PTW). The WTP stage starts with the fuel feedstock recovery, followed by fuel production, and ends with the fuel available at the pump, while the PTW stage represents the vehicle’s operation activities. It is important to examine transportation fuels and technologies on a WTW basis in order to properly compare alternatives, as activities upstream of vehicle operation can use significant amounts of energy and subsequently produce a large amount of emissions.

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