Fuels to Drive Our Future

Fuels to Drive Our Future

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The American love affair with the automobile is powered by gasoline and diesel fuel, both produced from petroleum. But experts are turning more of their attention to alternative sources of liquid transportation fuels, as concerns mount about U.S. dependence on foreign oil, falling domestic oil production, and the environment. This book explores the potential for producing liquid transportation fuels by enhanced oil recovery from existing reservoirs, and processing resources such as coal, oil shale, tar sands, natural gas, and other promising approaches. Fuels to Drive Our Future draws together relevant geological, technical, economic, and environmental factors and recommends specific directions for U.S. research and development efforts on alternative fuel sources. Of special interest is the book's benchmark cost analysis comparing several major alternative fuel production processes. This volume will be of special interest to executives and engineers in the automotive and fuel industries, policymakers, environmental and alternative fuel specialists, energy economists, and researchers.For these fuels this additional capital cost was translated to an equivalent per- mile additional operating cost, where the ... cost. For this calculation it was assumed that a typical car was driven 15, 000 miles per year over the course of 7 years.

Title:Fuels to Drive Our Future
Author:Energy Engineering Board, Committee on Production Technologies for Liquid Transportation Fuels, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1990-01-01


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