THE CASE FOR ALTERNATIVES

This paper discusses the relative merits of alternative fuels for transport purposes including hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), electricity, liquified petroleum gas (LPG), methanol and ethanol. The author first considers the success of conventional fuels. An assessment is then made of the alternatives including their production, availability, emissions, current level of use, refuelling requirements, storage, vehicle conversion requirements, hazardous properties and limitations. Electricity, CNG and LPG are considered the most likely alternatives and discussed in most detail. CNG is considered a particularly viable alternative due to its wide availability, low carbon dioxide emission and growing supply infrastructure. For the covering abstract see IRRD 862007.

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  • Authors:
    • HENDERSON, N
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00662212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-902597-41-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM