This report is intended to serve as a cenvenient reference tool for transit managers and other fleet managers on the properties of alternative (vehicle) fuels. The report contains information on a variety of fuel properties for a number of alternative fuels that are under consideration for transit bus fleets. Properties of conventional fuels are included for comparison purposes. The data is presented on charts/tables that profile the following fuels: hydrogen, compressed natural gas, propane gas, methanol, ethanol, biodiesel, gasoline and diesel. For each fuel, key properties are listed under the following categories: physical properties, chemical composition, combustion properties, energy content, energy comparison, and health properties. The accompanying literature reference and glossary provide additional information in terms of the origin, derivation, and meaning of the data in the tables.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Federal Transit Administration

    Advanced Public Transportation Systems Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1994-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 2 1996 12:00AM