Alternate fuels for motor vehicles

The provision of liquid fuels will be a major problem within the next five years and warrants significant energies of municipality engineers being directed to this area. There is a need for local government to take action and to give a lead in the area of alternative fuels. The rural municipalities need to give particular lead as they have a valuable option which unless rigorously promoted, will not reach its proper level in the rating of substitute for liquid based fuels. The vulnerability of the rural areas has been discussed above and because of this, rural areas should take the lead in the development of alternative energy sources, particularly ethanol. The technology for the use of many substitutes such as LPG and CNG (compressed natural gas) is available in the world and does not present any great problems of a technical nature. The main problem associated with the use of these substitutes, particularly LPG, is the suspicion that government and other vested interest groups may increase the price rapidly after the commercial commitment to convert has been made. However by appropriate representation, prior to conversion, this problem can be avoided.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01438762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:50PM