ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION: A FEASIBILITY STUDY. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The objectives of this study were to identify and characterize potentially feasible alternative fuels, to assess their economic and technical practicality and to recommend the most promising fuels for three specific time frames. A model for energy supply and demand by market sectors was devised, and cost estimates were made. It was concluded that alternative automotive fuels from domestic sources can alleviate petroleum imports. Coal, oil shale, and fissionable nuclear fuels are adequate resources, while the preferred fuels are gasoline and hydrocarbon distillates, methanol, and hydrogen. An executive summary of this study is presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Gas Technology

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  • Authors:
    • Pangborn, J
    • GILLIS, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: 68-01-2111
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM