Southwest Research Institute has been working since August 1978 on a research program funded by Department of Energy, FRA and AAR to investigate use of alternative fuels for medium-speed diesel engines. In the face of increasing cost and possible supply problems for specification fuels, the program seeks to (1) identify problems associated with operation on a broad range of fuels and to develop solutions to these problems; (2) identify problems of conversion of existing engines to use of alternative fuels; and (3) disseminate the information so that all concerned might take advantage of it. Among options being studied are off-specification fuels, hybrid fuels, broad-cut fuels, alcohols, petroleum gases, and dual-fuel operation.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-9-8

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 53
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  • Accession Number: 00322537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM