The energy crisis of 1973 led to the initiation of work on finding substitutes for crude oil products. A liquid substitute for petrol is required, and methanol appears best for this purpose. Its low energy content is a disadvantage, but its low emission levels and elimination of lead are an advantage. If a 20/80 methanol/petrol mixture is used, about 1 million cubic M methanol will be needed annually. Present annual production in western Europe is 3 M tons. The Swedish methanol development corporation has been formed to investigate the feasibility of using methanol as a motor fuel in Sweden, the object being to make Sweden independent of imported oil. /TRRL/

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    Ingenioersvetenskapsakademien (IVA)

    Grev Turegatan 14, Box 5073
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Vendil, D
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: p. 7-9

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  • Accession Number: 00164353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 91 7082 109 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 195 Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM