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.
- From National Ridesharing Conference; Baltimore, Maryland September 18, 1978.
Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Company, Inc200 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY USA 40507
Department of Energy1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC USA 20585
- Park, W
- Price, G
- Salo, D
- Publication Date: 1978-8
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Biomass; Blends; Costs; Economic factors; Economics; Energy conversion; Ethanol; Feasibility analysis; Forecasting; Fuel systems; Gasoline; Methanol; Motor fuels; Syntheses; Synthesis (Chemistry); Technology assessment
- Old TRIS Terms: Bioconversion; Thermochemical processes
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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