Alternate Fuels and Alternate Prime Movers in Non - Highway Transportation 790957

At some point in the future, the transportation system will have to start to use non-petroleum fuels. One area of the transportation system that is critical is the non-highway (marine, railroad, pipeline and aircraft) since it accounts for about 80% of the freight-ton miles moved in the U.S. With the long-life times of the engines used in this area, and the time it takes to introduce a new prime mover or new fuel, it is important to consider the use of alternate fuels now. This paper covers the factors considered in evaluating alternate fuels and prime movers for non-highway transportation and presents a future outlook on possible fuels and prime movers.


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