TECHNICAL AND ECONOMICAL ASPECTS OF METHANOL AS AN AUTOMOTIVE FUEL
The results of basic test series conducted on a single- cylinder engine are used to establish the reasons that advocate the introduction of methanol or methanol-gasoline blends as alternative fuel for motor-vehilce operation: lower exhaust emission concentrations, improved energy utilization, higher engine output, and improved knock- resistance. Fuel and energy consumption data are submitted for four vehicle concepts operated on methanol fuels, to establish data on the economic aspects of methanol-operated vehicles. It is apparent that the utilization of the anti-knock effects of methanol can lead to competitive gasoline-methanol blend vehicle operation at the present coast of gasoline and methanol. Vehicle operation of pure methanol would offer economic advantages over gasoline operation if gasoline is derived from coal.
- Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, June 7-10, 1976, St Louis, Missouri.
Transport and Road Research LaboratoryOld Wokingham Road
Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire, England
- Koening, A
- Lee, W
- BERNHARDT, W
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Antiknock compounds; Blends; Economic factors; Engine knock; Fuel consumption; Gasoline; Methanol; Motor fuels; Pollutants
- Old TRIS Terms: Emission rates
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00141013
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760545
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM