METHANOL/GASOLENE BLENDS AS A MOTOR FUEL FOR NEW ZEALAND

Studies to date show that the use of methanol/gasoline blends in the New Zealand transport sector could be feasible, both economically and technically. Problems associated with the blends such as phase separation, vapour lock and corrosion have been investigated and are all amenable to solution. Tests indicate that, for blends of from 10 to 20% methanol, the blends should perform as well as premium motor gasoline in terms of power and fuel economy. The blends could provide a very efficient use of maui gas which may save considerable overseas spending on crude oil imports and also have possible benefits in reducing pollution from emissions of carbon monoxide and lead. /Author/TRRL/

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    Technical Publications Limited

    C.P.O. 3047
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Graham, E E
    • Judd, B T
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 180-183
  • Serial:
    • NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 89
    • Publisher: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
    • ISSN: 0028-808X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM