REPORT ON THE USE OF METHANOL IN LARGE ENGINES IN CANADA: PROJECT MILE REPORT

The methanol in large engines (MILE) project was initiated in 1984 as a long-term trial of methanol fuelled compression-ignition engines in trucks and buses, operating in regular fleet service across Canada. Each of the four participating fleets had two identical methanol vehicles, matched against two similiar diesel vehicles. This report covers project activities up to October 1989, at which point the methanol vehicles had covered almost 1 million km in regular revenue-earning fleet operations and were scheduled to continue until December 1990. This report provides information on the background to the project and its objectives; technical data on the fleet vehicles, their conversion to methanol fuel, fleet refuelling and data collection; operational performance data on the fleets in Manitoba and B.C.; details on emissions and emission testing and on fuel formulation; an analysis of life cycle costs and benefits; and the barriers to the commercialization of methanol.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sypher:Mueller International Incorporated

    1355 Bank Street, 5th Floor
    Ottawa, ONo,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Pagination: 173 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM