Investigators at General Motors Research laboratories see alternative-sourced gasoline and diesel fuel as optimum responses to the dwindling supply of low-cost petroleum Their studies indicate that this country's coal and oil shale can be exploited to maintain a mobile society -- but energy supply leadtimes invoke a critical need for current action. Their studies began with a look at world petroleum reserves, as well as this country's other available energy resources. Researchers computed depletion times within several scenarios of growth, and energy conservation rates for each of the alternative fuels. They also examined cost estimates, both in terms of fuel pricing and investment required for development of a wide variety of hydrocarbon alternatives.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 50-54
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 86
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM