1986-10-01

Methanol as a Fuel for Commercial Vehicles 861581

Two possibilities for using methanol in heavy-duty, engines are discussed: 1. If the engine is modified according to the fuel properties pure methanol can be used as fuel for a spark ignition methanol-gas engine. 2. When the fuel is adapted to meet, the requirements of the engine additized methanol serves as a fuel for an only slightly modified direct-injection diesel engine.The comparison takes into, consideration fuel cost, convertibility of vehicles already in use, operational safety, and; reliability, requirements regarding fuel production and distribution, conventional fuel/alternative fuel reversibility, and environmental aspects.It can be concluded that both systems appear to be suitable in certain-heavy-duty engine applications.

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