The article discusses the development of methanol production and its use in road transport propulsion applications. Although previously used as a gasoline extender and substitute, methanol can now meet engine performance and exhaust emission requirements. Present techniques allow methanol to be produced from a variety of materials not necessarily dependant on supplies of crude oil. For an engine of given capacity the use of methanol, or a petrol/methanol blend, can give increased power, improved fuel consumption, longer engine life and, lower exhaust emission. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Petroleum

    61 New Cavendish Street
    London W1M 8AR,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HALL, M
    • Harrison, G
  • Publication Date: 1977-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 11-12
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168127
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM