A DISCUSSION PAPER ON SHALE OIL AND COAL LIQUIDS AND THEIR USE AS TRANSPORTATION FUELS

An attempt is made to answer the question: Why are liquid fuels from coal and shale important to transportation? Other questions considered here relate to the accelerated shale oil and coal liquids program, investments by U.S. energy companies in shale oil and coal liquids production, opposition to accelerated production, alternatives to the accelerated commercial program, the status of production technologies, lead times and cost of commercial units, environmental problems, impact of commercialization of sparsely populated Western States, cost estimates for fuel from coal and from oil shale, suitability of shale oil and coal liquids for transport fuels, and the finished fuels synthesized from shale and coal. The use of coal liquids and shale oil in various engines and transportation modes is discussed, and the factors important to a transition to alternative energy sources for transportation are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    Automotive Transportation Center
    West Lafayette, Indiana,   USA  47907
  • Publication Date: 1979-9-15

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM