International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Engineering Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

Alternate Fuel Vehicle Technology

Amey Phatale [5]

Abstract: This paper explores alternative fuels for vehicles beyond battery-electric options, focusing on biofuels, hydrogen, natural gas, and hybrid vehicles. Biofuels, derived from living organisms, offer a renewable energy source that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable energy solutions. Discussions include global interest in biofuels, bioethanol as a transportation fuel, production sources, the bioethanol economy, and limitations on bioethanol production. Hydrogen presents a compelling alternative to fossil fuels due to its versatility and potential to be produced from various resources. The paper covers hydrogen trends, production, distribution, storage, fuel cells, and the transition towards a hydrogen-based economy. Additionally, natural gas, abundant and cleaner than fossil fuels, is emerging as a promising alternative for vehicles. The section on natural gas vehicles (NGVs) discusses the market, benefits, reserves, limitations, and infrastructure challenges associated with NGVs. Finally, the paper compares hybrid vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), highlighting their propulsion systems, energy sources, electricity generation, and energy savings. The conclusion emphasizes that alternative fuels represent a sustainable future for the transportation sector, albeit with significant challenges such as infrastructure development and cost competitiveness. Continued research and development efforts are crucial to address these challenges and promote the widespread adoption of alternative fuels for vehicles.

Keywords: Alternate Vehicle Fuels, Alternate Fuels, Alternate Transportation of Fuels, Sustainable Vehicle Fuels, Bioethanol Fuel, Hydrogen Fuel, Natural Gas vehicle, Compressed Natural Gas vehicle, CNG, Hybrid Vehicles, Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles, HEV, PHEV

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,

Pages: 2009 - 2015

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