METHANE AND METHANOL AS SOURCES OF ENERGY. A STUDY OF ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY

METHAN UND METHANOL ALS ENERGIETRAEGER. WIRTSCHAFTLICHKEITSSTUDIE

VEHICLE ENGINES FUELLED BY NATURAL GAS AND METHANOL ARE CHARACTERISED BY BETTER QUALITY EXHAUSTS. A DISADVANTAGE IS THE STORAGE OF THE NATURAL GAS, SINCE IT MUST BE KEPT IN LIQUID FORM IN THE VEHICLE. THE FIRST URBAN BUSES HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED WITH NATURAL GAS ENGINES, BUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATURAL GAS DRIVEN CAR IS STILL AT THE TESTING STAGE. BOTH THE DIESEL ENGINE AND THE OTTO ENGINE CAN BE USED WITH NATURAL GAS. METHANOL HAS GENERALLY BEEN TESTED WITH OTTO ENGINES. TRANSPORT COSTS (TANKERS) AND COSTS OF TURNING THE GAS INTO LIQUID ARE DEALT WITH IN DETAIL.

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  • Accession Number: 01289252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 1:41AM