METHANOL FROM COAL: PROSPECTS AND PERFORMANCE AS A FUEL AND AS A FEEDSTOCK

The purpose of this report is to provide some background information for determining a role for methanol in a U.S. synfuel strategy. To that end and as instructed by the National Alcohol Fuels Commission, ICF compared methanol from coal with other, selected coal-based synthetic liquids as fuels for automobiles and electric utilities. In addition, methanol from coal is considered as a substitute for the methanol from natural gas now used by the petrochemical industry. In this first section, the plantgate product cost estimates used throughout the report are presented and explained. Each of the next three sections consider one of the energy uses studied herein: automobile fuels; fuels for electric utilities; and petrochemical feedstocks. A final section outlines the remainder of the report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ICF Consulting

    9300 Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031-1207

    National Alcohol Fuels Commission

    412 First Street, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20003
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

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  • Pagination: 204 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAFC-80-23
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM