METHANOL AS AN AUTOMOTIVE FUEL: WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON METHANOL-GASOLINE BLENDS

This report reviews the available information on methanol as related to its potential use as an automotive fuel. Information gaps critical to assessment and future decisions are delineated and suggestions made for necessary R&D efforts. In this context, methanol is characterized and the results of various studies on methanol and methanol-gasoline blends, throughout the Untied States and elsewhere, are presented and compared. These studies encompass fuels and their use and effects in engines and vehicles. Cost information, although limited, is given as available. The report also describes and summarizes methanol production processes; their promise and expansion possibilities in relation to potential requirements. Various raw material sources are considered in the light of future production potential needs.

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    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Landman, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: OS514/R7508
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-77-31 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM