EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR URBAN MASS TRANSIT BUSES. FINAL REPORT DECEMBER 80-AUGUST 83

The objective of this study was to identify a fuel that can be used as an alternative to diesel fuel in transit buses. From a thorough examination of all available fuels, six were selected for detailed study. The fuels were: ammonia, ethanol, hydrogen, methanol, natural gas, and propane. The detailed analysis included economic, operational and technical feasibility evaluations. Methanol was selected as the best alternative fuel to diesel. Included in the report is a demonstration plan to test and evaluate the operation of methanol-fueled buses in northern (cold climate) cities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Port Authority of Allegheny County

    Beaver and Island Avenues
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15233

    Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    Transportation Consulting Division, 4330 East-West Highway
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20814
  • Publication Date: 1983-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 111 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM