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Title: Methanol as an automobile fuel

Abstract

With the price of gasoline at the refinery gate and methanol at the plant as they appear in the present market, methanol cannot compete with gasoline as an automotive fuel. The price of methanol would have to drop considerably relative to that of gasoline, or the price of gasoline would have to rise considerably relative to that of methanol, before methanol fuel would become an attractive alternative to gasoline. Under certain combinations of plant prices for methanol and gasoline, a preferred strategy would be use methanol as an intermediate chemical and convert it into gasoline rather than to use it directly as an automotive fuel.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
RAND Corp., Santa Monica, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6202499
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6202499
Report Number(s):
P-6303
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; AUTOMOTIVE FUELS; METHANOL; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; COST; USES; ALCOHOLS; FUELS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS 330800* -- Emission Control-- Alternative Fuels; 090200 -- Alcohol Fuels-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Dole, S.H. Methanol as an automobile fuel. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Dole, S.H. Methanol as an automobile fuel. United States.
Dole, S.H. Thu . "Methanol as an automobile fuel". United States.
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abstractNote = {With the price of gasoline at the refinery gate and methanol at the plant as they appear in the present market, methanol cannot compete with gasoline as an automotive fuel. The price of methanol would have to drop considerably relative to that of gasoline, or the price of gasoline would have to rise considerably relative to that of methanol, before methanol fuel would become an attractive alternative to gasoline. Under certain combinations of plant prices for methanol and gasoline, a preferred strategy would be use methanol as an intermediate chemical and convert it into gasoline rather than to use it directly as an automotive fuel.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
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