METHANOL AS AUTOMOTIVE FUEL. PART I. STRAIGHT METHANOL

A study of methanol as an automotive fuel was conducted using a single-cylinder research engine, a 4-cylinder 122-CID (2,000 cc) engine, and an 8-cylinder 350-CID engine. Results showed that when using methanol as fuel, the single-cylinder engine could operate leaner than the multicylinder engines. This difference is attributable to air-fuel mixture mal-distribution associated with the multicylinder engines. Steady-state fuel economy and emissions data are presented and discussed. Results indicate that fuel economy (on an energy input basis) using methanol fuel is about 5 percent improved as compared to gasoline fuel economy and with substantially lower nitrogen oxides emissions for methanol. (ERA citation 02:026918)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Automotive engineering congress and exposition, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America (USA), 24 Feb 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines

    Washington, DC  USA 

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gleming, R D
    • Chamberlain, T W
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM