METHANOL FUEL MODIFICATION FOR HIGHWAY VEHICLE USE

A description is given of a project to identify all significant problems associated with using methanol or methanol/ gasoline blends in present highway vehicles, to identify and evaluate all potentially practical solutions by way of fuel modification, and to make appropriate recommendations for further study and performance testing. ERDA has identified methanol as one of the logical candidate fuels for the period beyond 1985. The project aims at the transition period, or an emergency situation in which it is desired to use methanol in existing vehicles, either neat or in blends with gasoline. However, when its results are combined with those of the complementary project on engine modification, guidance will be provided for further research towards the mutual adaptation process. Because the contract started only last month, the report is devoted more to plans than to accomplishments. (ERA citation 02:049136)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ERDA contractor's coordination meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America (USA), 17 Oct 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Union Oil Company of California

    13707 South Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90061

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-04-3683
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM