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Main Title Preliminary perspective on pure methanol fuel for transportation.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Emission Control Technology Div.
Publisher Office of Mobile Sources, Emission Control Technology Division,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-460/3-83-003
Stock Number PB83-180232
OCLC Number 35399660
Subjects Methanol as fuel.
Additional Subjects Methyl alcohol ; Motor vehicles ; Fuels ; Exhaust emissions ; Economic analysis ; Fuel consumption ; Technology ; Performance evaluation ; Sources ; Biomass ; Manufacturing
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-460/3-83-003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/01/2001
ELCD  EPA-460/3-83-003 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 06/21/2017
NTIS  PB83-180232 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 89 pages ; 28 cm
This report examines the relative advantages and disadvantages of the use of pure methanol fuel in motor vehicles designed for its use over conventional fuels. This report specifically addresses the use of pure or neat methanol it does not address methanol gasoline blends for use in existing automobiles. Five basic issues are discussed: (1) The availability of raw materials for methanol production such as coal, natural gas, wood, biomass, municipal waste and peat. (2) The relative availability of technology and environmental effects of producing methanol and conventional fuels from non-petroleum domestic feedstocks. (3) The practicality of distributing a new fuel for use in motor vehicles. (4) The exhaust emissions and fuel efficiency of motor vehicles operating on pure methanol fuel relative to those of conventional vehicles. (5) The economics of producing, distributing and using methanol as a motor vehicle fuel.
"September 1982." "EPA 450/3-83-003"--Cover.