COMBINING VEHICLE EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE BIOFUELS TO REDUCE LIGHT VEHICLE OIL USE AND CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

The continuing dependence of the U.S. transportation sector on petroleum with its accompanying economic and environmental costs motivates an ongoing search for ways to reduce gasoline consumption by light duty vehicles, which account for over half of the sector's energy use. A technology based strategy for reducing gasoline consumption involves raising vehicle efficiency and substituting non-petroleum fuels. This paper examines two complementary approaches for pursuing this strategy: improving car and light truck fuel economy by refining conventional vehicle designs and utilizing ethanol made from cellulosic biomass with emerging low net carbon production processes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

    1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 801
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • DeCicco, J
    • Lynd, L
  • Publication Date: 1996-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T961
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1996 12:00AM