ASSESSMENT OF COSTS AND BENEFITS OF FLEXIBLE AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL USE IN THE US TRANSPORTATION SECTOR. TECHNICAL REPORT FIVE, COSTS OF METHANOL PRODUCTION FROM BIOMASS
In 1988 the Department of Energy (DOE) undertook a comprehensive technical analysis of a flexible-fuel transportation system in the United States. During the next two decades, alternative fuels such as alcohol (methanol or ethanol), compressed natural gas (CNG), and electricity could become practical alternatives to oil-based fuels in the US transportation sector. The DOE Alternative Fuels Assessment is aimed directly at questions of energy security and fuel availability. To keep interested parties informed about the progress of the DOE Alternative Fuels Assessment, the Department periodically publishes reports dealing with particular aspects of this complex study. This report provides an analysis of the expected costs to produce methanol from biomass feedstock.
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- Publication Date: 1990-12
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Alternate fuels; Analysis; Biomass; Compressed natural gas; Costs; Electricity; Methanol; Technology assessment; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Transportation systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Technical analysis
- Subject Areas: Transportation (General); Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00615954
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/PE-0097P
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM