DOE programs in alternative fuels utilization for highway vehicles emphasize a shift to non-petroleum-derived transportation fuels. Some of the primary sources being considered are coal, oil shale, and biomass. The resultant synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels may or may not be identical to those derived from petroleum; the alcohols and hydrogen are certainly quite different. The paper briefly reviews a number of environmental issues that have arisen in the alternative fuels utilization program. Some concerns are probably real; others are only rumored or feared. Some of the various projects that have been undertaken to resolve these issues are described. The accomplishments of these programs to data are emphasized (in some ways some of these fuels may be superior to existing fuels) and needs for further work are identified.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Environmental Control Symposium, Washington, DC, 28 Nov 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, C J
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-25

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  • Pagination: 16 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00198154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-781109-22
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM