FUTURE EMISSION LEVELS WHEN USING ALTERNATIVE FUELS

MILJOEPOTENTIALEN HOS DE ALTERNATIVA DRIVMEDLEN BIOGAS, ETANOL, METANOL, NATURGAS, RAPSMETYLESTER OCH DIMETYLETER

The aim of the project is to estimate the future emission levels when using alternative fuels, as a contribution to the Committee for Evaluation of Alternative Automotive Fuels (organised by the Swedish Ministry of Environment). The method used for the project was to use today's knowledge about the emission levels and the emission control technology as a base for the estimation of what additional potential there is to decrease the emissions from new developments in vehicles and the emission control technology. The results of the analysis and the estimations show that there are positive developments in all types of vehicles and alternative fuels. However, there will be a difference between the different fuel alternatives depending on chemical and physical differences between the different fuels. There will also be difference in the possibilities of the different fuels to capture a market which will have certain impact on the willingness and the economic possibilities for the car manufacturers to invest in the development needed to reach low emission levels. (A)

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    KOMMUNIKATIONSFORSKNINGSBEREDNINGEN

    BOX 5706
    STOCKHOLM,   Sweden  S-114 97
  • Authors:
    • EGEBAECK, K-E
    • WESTERHOLM, R
  • Publication Date: 1997

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 39p+a p.
  • Serial:
    • KFB-MEDDELANDE
    • Issue Number: 1997:4
    • Publisher: KOMMUNIKATIONSFORSKNINGSBEREDNINGEN
    • ISSN: 1401-1271

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00768548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1999 12:00AM