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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Technology for Reduction of CO2 Emissions from the Transportation Sector.|
|Author||Borgwardt., R. H. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution abatement ; Carbon dioxide ; Exhaust emissions ; Alternate fuels ; Mobile pollutant sources ; Methanol fuels ; Energy source development ; Biomass ; Cost analysis ; Motor vehicles ; Alcohol fuels ; Hydrocarb process|
The paper gives results of a preliminary assessment of the Hydrocarb Process which indicates that substantially more fuel energy can be produced--and at lower cost--than other current options for mitigating carbon dioxide (CO2) from mobile sources. The incremental cost of eliminating net CO2 emissions is estimated at $0.05 per gallon (3.78 liters) of gasoline displaced by methanol. About 80% reduction should be achievable at no incremental cost. It is concluded that, by sequestering byproduct carbon and replacing petroleum fuels with biomass-derived methanol, the Hydrocarb process can nullify the net effect of CO2 emissions from motor vehicles.