Methane as vehicle fuel: a well-to-wheel study (METDRIV)

The overall objective of this comparative systems study is to analyse and describe, from a well-to-wheel (WTW) perspective, the energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) and cost performance of existing and potential, new, methane-based vehicle systems solutions. Both thermal gasification (TG) systems using forest residues, anaerobic digestion (AD) systems using organic waste and residues, and natural gas (NG) systems are included, as well as different upgrading technologies and distribution systems including compressed and liquefied methane, gas grids and containers transported by trucks etc. The end-use technologies included are light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles using spark-ignited (SI) otto engines and dual-fuel (DF) diesel engines. The reference systems consist of gasoline-fuelled, light-duty vehicles and diesel-fuelled, heavy-duty vehicles. The GHG calculations are based on the methodology stated in the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED), and the methodology recommended in the ISO standard of life cycle assessment.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 66
  • Serial:
    • f3 report
    • Issue Number: 2016:06
    • Publisher: f3 the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels, Sweden

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 10:27AM