Flint Hills Resources, LP, CCD15010 Fuel with HiteC4121 Additive
This report reviews the performance of the CCD15010 diesel fuel formulation, containing the additive HiTEC4121, submitted for testing by Flint Hills Resources, LP (FHR). Environmental technology verification (ETV) testing of this technology was conducted October 18-27, 2006, during a series of tests by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), under contract with the Air Pollution Control Technology Verification Center (APCT Center). The APCT Center is operated by RTI International (RTI)† in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ETV Program. The objective of the APCT Center and the ETV Program is to verify, with high-quality data, the performance of air pollution control technologies, including those designed to control air emissions from diesel engines. With the assistance of a technical panel of experts assembled for the purpose, RTI has established an air pollution control technology program area specifically to evaluate the performance of alternative fuels, additives, emulsions, and lubricants as control technologies for mobile diesel engines. Based on the activities of this technical panel, the Generic Verification Protocol for Determination of Emissions Reductions Obtained by Use of Alternative or Reformulated Liquid Fuels, Fuel Additives, Fuel Emulsions, and Lubricants for Highway and Nonroad Use Diesel Engines and Light Duty Gasoline Engines and Vehicles1 was developed. This protocol was chosen as the best guide to verify the immediate performance effects of the CCD15010 fuel formulation with HiTEC4121 additive. To determine these effects, emissions results from a highway heavy-duty diesel engine using ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel were compared to emissions results obtained operating the same engine under the same conditions but with the CCD15010 fuel formulation containing the HiTEC4121 additive. The specific test/quality assurance (QA) plan addendum for the ETV test of the technology submitted by FHR was developed and approved in August 2006.2 The goal of the test was to measure the emissions control performance of the CCD15010 fuel formulation with HiTEC4121 additive and its emissions reduction relative to the same engine using ULSD fuel.