The current status of the technology(ies) of alcohol utilization in highway transportation is reviewed. Methanol, ethanol, and certain of their derivatives are treated. The results of engine, vehicle, and fuels testing are summarized. The topics of exhaust emissions, performance, and fuel economy, vehicle drive-ability, fuel systems materials compatibility, engine and vehicle design, fuels characterization, and environmental considerations are discussed in depth, based upon the most recent data available at the time of this writing. The status of the technology at the time of the last comprehensive surveys (1974) is summarized and discussed in greater detail in an appendix to this report. Significant advances made since that time are delineated, as are remaining information gaps and areas in which more extensive investigation is still needed. An appendix is provided which describes the salient properties of selected alcohols and alcohol-derived fuels. (ERA citation 03:052982)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mueller Associates, Incorporated

    1900 Sulphur Spring Road
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21227

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Pagination: 159 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00186442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EC-77-X-01-2923
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM