Automotive, truck, and stationary engines consume about 15 quads of gasoline and diesel fuel every year. This can be reduced by improving the efficiency of these engines and by switching to modified or alternate fuels, thus conserving petroleum resources. A five-year program has been formulated to accelerate the development of the technology used in engine design to achieve these goals. The plan calls for a coordinated program involving DOE/Fossil Fuel Utilization, universities, DOE laboratories, private research organizations, and the engine manufacturing industry. The elements of this plan are identified in the FY1978 and FY1979 budgets. Full implementation of the proposed plan is contingent upon obtaining sufficient FY1980 budget resources. The program plan is complementary to existing programs in the DOE/TEC, DOD, and DOT, and is coordinated with those efforts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Highway Vehicle Systems Contractors' Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 17 October 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:


    ALBUQUERQUE, NM  United States 

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Robinson, C W
    • Keeton, S C
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-781050-1
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM