WHAT WILL POWER FUTURE NON-HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION?

Exxon researchers have completed a study for the Dept. of Energy to identify alternate fuels and prime movers which should be of most interest for each mode of non-highway transportation from the present to the year 2000 and beyond. Eighteen different alternative fuels were considered and represented by three different resource bases. Methane and hydrogen in both gaseous and liquified form were considered as well as electricity as an energy carrier. Initially, synthetic fuels are likely to be commingled with petroleum products since they may be refined in existing facilities. Engines used in non-highway transportation generally last 20 years or more and thus fuels similar to current products will be needed for the next 20 to 30 years.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 82-87
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 87
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM