CHALLENGES FOR TRADITIONAL FUELS

This paper considers the scope for limiting emissions from the fuels traditionally used in the field of transport: compressed natural gas, liquified petroleum gas, gasoline and diesel. Factors to be taken into consideration in formulating environmental policy are discussed. Existing European policy on emissions and its implications for the future are outlined. The literature on fuel effects in the abatement of emissions is then reviewed. The effects on regulated and non- regulated emissions and on photochemical oxidants are considered. The applicability of these findings to Europe is assessed. An assessment is made of the most important fuel parameters and the implications for traditional fuels. It is suggested that fuel quality will have to be improved in all cases. Sulphur content in particular will have to be reduced. For the covering abstract see IRRD 862007.

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    INSTITUTE OF ENERGY

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  • Authors:
    • VAN BECKHOVEN, L C
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00662209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-902597-41-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM