BIOMASS-BASED ALCOHOL FUELS: THE NEAR-TERM POTENTIAL FOR USE WITH GASOLINE

This report serves as an introduction to the requirements and prospects for a nationwide alcohol-gasoline fuel system based on alcohols derived from biomass resources. Technological and economic factors of the production and use of biomass-based methanol and ethanol fuels are evaluated relative to achieving 5 or 10 percent alcohol-gasoline blends by 1990. It is concluded the maximum attainable is a nationwide 5 percent methanol or ethanol-gasoline system replacing gasoline by 1990. Relative to existing gasoline systems, costs of alcohol-gasoline systems will be other industrial areas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From National Ridesharing Conference; Baltimore, Maryland September 18, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Company, Inc

    200 West Vine Street
    Lexington, KY  United States  40507

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Park, W
    • Price, G
    • Salo, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EG-77-C-01-4101
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM