Automotive manufacturers need information on refinery energy use and economics to identify the engine(s) that achieve maximum vehicle miles from limited petroleum resources. To provide this information, we modeled a modern refinery producing varying amounts of automotive diesel fuel and producing gasolines covering a wide range in octane quality. When engine effects are considered, 7 to 8% more vehicle miles per barrel of crude could be achieved with gasoline having an Antiknock Index of 88-90 RM/2 and with maximum use of diesel vehicles.

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  • Accession Number: 00319750
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800225, HS-028 948
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1985 12:00AM