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What are the future fungible transportation fuels?

02.01.2011  |  Stockle, M.,  Foster Wheeler, Reading, Berkshire, UK

Alternatives hold promises to decrease dependence on crude oil, but they also uncover other challenges in distribution and engine use

Keywords: [clean fuels] [biofuels] [alternative fuels] [ethanol] [biodiesel] [bioethanol] [naphtha]

The drive to reduce carbon emissions has resulted in the development of a number of alternatives to diesel and gasoline for transport fuels. One of the key factors influencing how readily these fuels could be adopted is the level of infrastructure investment required and how readily these fuels can make use of the existing distribution systems. Based upon recent studies, there are a number of these alternative fuels, and this article will summarize the advantages and challenges of each alternative, paying particular attention to how readily these fuels can be used within the existing infrastructure and fleet.

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