HYDROGEN-RICH AUTOMOTIVE FUELS: FUTURE COST AND SUPPLY PROJECTIONS

The long-range outlook is for sharp increases in automotive fuel prices, particularly in relation to diminishing fossil (oil, coal) resources. The future costs of carbon-rich fuels are predicted to be four times current prices by 1990 or earlier when they will begin to be supplanted by hydrogen-rich fuels, such as propane and methane. About 50 years hence, hydrogen-rich fuel costs will have escalated ten - to twentyfold, at which time cryogenic hydrogen or methane will become the most economic fuel for transportation vehicles. /AUTHOR/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 934-940

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  • Accession Number: 00095352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM