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|Main Title||Feasibility Study of Alternative Fuels for Automotive Transportation. Volume II. Technical Section.|
|Author||Kant, F. H. ; Cahn, R. P. ; Cunningham, A. R. ; Farmer, M. H. ; Herbst., W. ;|
|CORP Author||Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Linden, N.J.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Mich. Alternative Automotive Power Systems Div.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-01-2112; EPA-460/3-74-009-b;|
|Stock Number||PB-235 582|
|Additional Subjects||Automotive fuels ; Substitutes ; Coal ; Oil shale ; Gasoline ; Distillates ; Crude oil ; Cost estimates ; Performance evaluation ; Feasibility ; Safety ; Toxicity ; Quality assurance ; Reliability ; Environmental impacts ; Distribution systems ; Methyl alcohol ; Forecasting ; Transportation ; Coal liquefaction ; Synthetic fuels|
This study identifies feasible and practical alternatives to automotive fuels derived from petroleum for the 1975-2000 time period. The alternative fuels are liquids derived from domestic coal and oil shale -- specifically, gasolines, distillates, and methanol. Fuels were screened on the basis of economic, technical, and performance criteria, with consideration given to the way in which each fuel could be brought into general use. Consideration was given to the environmental impact of producing and using the fuels. Feasible and practical alternative automotive fuels were identified and gasoline-type and distillate-type fuels from oil shale together with gasoline-type, distillate-type, and methanol fuels from coal were evaluated in detail. Safety, toxicity, reliability, compatibility with different engines, and convenience of use were considered.