Perspectives for the Utilization of Renewable Fuels in Latin America 911709
This paper gives a broad view over the state-of-the-art in the field of alternative sources of energy for automotive vehicles, mainly those sources whose generation, storage and tansportation are made in a renewable way.
Whenever possible, focus is made on the specific aspects concerned to the technological, environmental and economical situation of Latin America.
The renewable fuels discussed are ethanol, methanol, vegetable oils, biogas, hydrogen and chemical batteries. Direct forms of convention of solar energy into electricity are also discussed.