CURRENT STATUS OF ALTERNATIVE AUTOMOTIVE POWER SYSTEMS AND FUELS. VOLUME III. ALTERNATIVE NONPETROLEUM-BASED FUELS

Available data are presented on possible alternative automotive fuels not derived from petroleum but obtainable from domestic resources. The fuels are characterized, their suitability for automotive use is examined, and the current status and projected status are discussed for each fuel. Detailed information is given on: (1) synthetic gasoline and distillate hydrocarbons; (2) methanol and methanol-gasoline blends; (3) methane (natural gas and synthetic natural gas); (4) propane and butane; (5) ethanol and ethanol-gasoline blends; (6) hydrogen; (7) ammonia; (8) hydrazine; and (9) fuels reformed on-board conventional gasoline engine-powered automobiles. Overviews of general energy supply and demand trends and of energy resources for transportation in the U. S. are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Corporation

    2350 East El Sequdo Boulevard
    El Sequndo, CA  USA  90245
  • Authors:
    • Lapedes, D E
    • HINTON, M G
    • MELTZER, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 380 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: 68-01-0417
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1977 12:00AM