Alternative Fuels Project


The alternative fuel grant is awarded to the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) of the University of Toledo by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) and Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA). Dr. Ashok Kumar is the co-principal investigator for this grant. The air pollution research group in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toledo is working on determining the environmental impact of alternative fuels. The research group would like to express their sincere gratitude to the TARTA management and the employees for their continued interest and involvement in this work. The views expressed on this site are those of the investigator's.

Welcome ! This site provides information on the alternative fuel project going on in the University of Toledo by the Civil Engineering department.

TARTA Research Group Biodiesel Project Theses and Publications




Abhilash Vijayan

Akhil Kadiyala

Ravikanth Garimella

Vinay Kumar Nerella

Kaushik Shandilya

Dinesh Somuri

Srikar Velagapudi

Venkata Siva Prasad Bollineni


Reports (pdf format)

2007 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report

CART Report

CART Supplementary Report


Indoor Air Quality Study

Exhaust Study



Links to DATA Collected

For comments and suggestions about this site, send e-mail to:

Ashok Kumar, Ph.D.

Web Master: 

Akhil Kadiyala