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IKEA: 90% Diesel/10% HVO Blend Case Study

IKEA: 90% Diesel/10% HVO Blend Case Study Overview

This case study, provided by IKEA, highlights how 10% HVO diesel blend performed in the context of a 2-month test carried out in China with container trucks.

Part 1: Baseline Fleet and Technology

This section describes the characteristics of the existing technology in the fleet (i.e. prior to the test). This provides information on the fleet characteristics, duty cycle details, and region of operation for the technology being tested.

Company Name IKEA - Transport Partner

Vehicle Type Container truck

Refueling Onsite

Average Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) 74,565 miles (120,000 kilometers)

Hours of Operation 2,500

Average Load 17 tons

Maximum Load 26 tons

Length of Haul 12 miles

Return to Base? Yes

Country China

City or Region Shanghai, Yangzi Delta

Lifespan 10 years


Part 2: Technology and Test Purpose

This section describes the type of technology tested and primary reasons behind the test.

Test Purpose Customer requirements, sustainability, innovation


Part 3: Test Parameters

This section describes the actual parameters used to test the new sustainable technology, including number of vehicles tested, testing timeline, additional training and infrastructure requirements, etc.

Sample Size 49 trucks

Test Start Date October 14, 2016

Test End Date December 9, 2016

Average Load Tested 22 tons

Maximum Load Tested 30 tons

Testing Barriers (optional) How to fuel the truck.
The acceptance of drivers.


Part 4: Supporting Services

This section describes the additional supporting services needed for the sustainable technology tested, including details on fuel type, infrastructure requirements, and personnel training.

Fuel Type Diesel Blend

Feedstock 90% D975 / 10% HVO

ASTM Name and Type Wholesaler of oil in Shanghai. HVO is from one chemical plant in nearby city

Level of Readily Available Infrastructure Low

New/Special Infrastructure Requirements Mobile fueling truck shall come to base and standby

Special Training Requirements Awareness training to driver


Part 5: Operational Performance

This section describes the key metrics used to measure operational performance of the alternative fuel or technology, benchmarked against the current technology used in the fleet.

Additional Benefits for Fleet None

Additional Challenges for Fleet How to collect testing date accurately


Part 7: Conclusions

Will You Include this Technology in Your Fleet? Yes

Additional Comments It helps to cut emission.

Would You Recommend this Technology for Other Fleets or Applications? Yes



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