ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR TRANSPORTATION APPLICATIONS

In the area of fuels for transportation, there is movement away from a nearly monolithic fuel structure to a multi-layered structure with a number of fuels finding their particular niche. During the next 15 to 20 years, this diversification should continue with the result being a system far more efficient than the current one. Design of vehicles, cost of fuel, and fuel availability will change to reflect this trend. Although gasoline-alcohol blends will dominate the transportation fuel sector, propane, natural gas, and straight alcohol fuels will each have a market in the future. The only fuel that will not be used to a significant extent will be hydrogen. (Author)

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 31-33
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 123
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00456176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM