MTBE BEING EVALUATED AS ALTERNATIVE FUEL COMPONENT

Methyl tertiary butyl ether, currently used in Europe as an octane enhancer, is being explored as a possible transitional fuel on the road to a non-petroleum-based future. Its chief advantage over other alternative fuel components is its octane-boosting experience giving a broader data base from which to predict the impact of greater ether levels in automotive fuels. Researchers at Suntech, Inc., have begun a DOE-sponsored study of etherified fuels. Their objective is to generate cost and use data so that ether compounds can be compared to other coal-based transportation-fuel options.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 64-67
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 86
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM