This project is the culmination of a federal technological support program for the use of alcohol fuels as an option to replace petroleum-based fuels in highway transportation. The activity bridges the gap between the establishment of a sound engineering data base and routine use of neat methanol fuel in conventional fleet vehicle operations. For the past several years, a number of alcohol fuels research and development projects were sponsored and managed by the Alternative Fuels Utilization Program (AFUP) Office of the Department of Energy (DOE). As the work has progressed toward commercialization, the role of government technical support has diminished while industrial involvement has increased. Success in this culminating project will be achieved when DOE can withdraw from project management, and fleet operations using methanol fuel can be perpetuated without such involvement. The State of California and the business community (e.g., Bank of America) have laid the groundwork in their respective sectors, and federal operations will further demonstrate the role that can be played by methanol vehicles in assuring motorist mobility in the future. in the future.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Office of Vehicle and Engine Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1985-4

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  • Pagination: 32 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00451645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/CE-0126
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:12PM