March 2002

Misc

In search of the perfect clean-fuel options

Leaders of the global automotive industry often refer to fuel-cellvehicles as the "Holy Grail" of propulsion technology. Thepetrochemical industry's quest is finding a hydrogen-carrier fuelto fill thi..

Dolan, G. A., Methanol Institute

Leaders of the global automotive industry often refer to fuel-cell vehicles as the "Holy Grail" of propulsion technology. The petrochemical industry's quest is finding a hydrogen-carrier fuel to fill this grail. Crusaders are now marching on several distinct fronts, looking at gaseous and liquefied hydrogen, methanol, ethanol and "clean" gasoline. While the ultimate prize may be several years or several decades away, it has been dubbed the Freedom CAR (Cooperative Automotive Research) by the Bush Administration. Freedom CAR. At the January 2002 Detroit Auto Show, U.S. Energy Secretary, Spencer Abraham, announced the formation of a new public-private partnership to "fund resea

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