Monday, July 23, 2007

Final Mileage

The final mileage for the trip was 13,815 miles, completed on only 14.696 gallons of petroleum diesel fuel.

This means we completed the trip on about 97.6% biofuels (2.4% petroleum fuels).

I tried making a map on Google maps containing a point for each place we stopped overnight or more, but there is a limit on how many points you can put on a single map (I found the limit at Los Angeles). So, here is part 1 of the final trip map (Madison, WI to Los Angeles, CA):

And here is part 2 (Los Angeles, CA to Indianapolis, IN):

Google Maps' total for the trip (this number doesn't include all the in-city and exploration driving) was 10,025 miles. This means we drove about 3,790 miles above and beyond the basic trip requirements.

I did a little math based on the numbers on this EPA web page, and I've figured that we prevented the release of 6.5 tons of CO2 from petroleum sources into the air (or about 585 gallons of petroleum diesel).

A note on this number: I didn't include the amount of petroleum used in making and transporting the VegOil and biodiesel. But, I also didn't include the petroleum used in making and transporting the petroelum diesel I would have used otherwise. I purposefully ignored this level of detail.

1 comment:

  1. How was the stretch across Kansas? As painful as I said it would be?