NEAT METHANOL AS A FUEL FOR COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINES IN TRANSIT BUS OPERATION
Methanol has emerged as the most likely alternate to petroleum fuels. The primary reasons are abundant feedstocks, simple production technology, and potential cost competitiveness. Detroit Diesel has demonstrated that the two-stroke compression ignition enginer is capable of auto-igniting pure methanol when the engine is at normal operating temperatures. This methanol engine has performance and brake thermal efficiency levels similar to the total suspended particulates in the major urban areas of the US. Although numerous questions remain to be answered before a US methanol economy becomes a reality, Detroit Diesel is doing the research and development required now to insure that methanol engines are available when needed.
- From Automotive Technology Development Contractor Coordination Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 13 November 1983.
Detroit Diesel AllisonP.O. Box 894
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 46206
- Bennethum, J E
- Publication Date: 1984-3
- Pagination: p. 391-398
- TRT Terms: Alternate fuels; Buses; Diesel engines; Energy resources; Exhaust gases; Methanol; Two stroke cycle engines; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus design; Fuel sources
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Highways; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00451202
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-831142
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM