FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR THE USE OF METHANOL AS MOTOR FUEL

ZUKUNFTSAUSSICHTEN FUER METHANOL ALS SYNTHETISCHER KRAFTSTOFF UND BRENNSTOFF

THE COSTS OF PRODUCING METHANOL FROM COAL AND THE PROSPECTS OF COMPETING WITH CONVENTIONAL MOTOR FUELS ARE EXAMINED. THE USE OF METHANOL AS FUEL MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINES FRIENDLY TO THE ENVIRONMENT. BUT THESE ADVANTAGES ARE OFFSET BY SOME DRAWBACKS, FOR INSTANCE LOWER ENERGY CONTENT, POOR COLD STARTING CHARACTERISTICS, AND THE DANGER OF SEPARATION OF A WATERY PHASE FROM METHANOL/PETROL MIXTURES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MOIST AIR. WHILE THE USE OF METHYL FUEL IS DETERMINED BY PRICE, THE USE OF METHANOL REQUIRES THE SOLUTION OF A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS BEFORE THE EXTENSIVE NETWORK OF FILLING STATIONS CAN BE EVEN PARTIALLY CONVERTED TO METHANOL SUPPLY.

  • Authors:
    • REMMETS, T
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01300348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:48AM