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Methanol and Ethanol Vehicle Incentives Act of 1985

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Methanol and Ethanol Vehicle Incentives Act of 1985

report (to accompany S. 1097).

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Methanol as fuel -- United States.,
  • Alcohol as fuel -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Motor vehicles -- United States -- Fuel consumption.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesReport / 99th Congress, 1st session, Senate -- 99-128.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17802242M

    In the long run, methanol should be used in its pure form, as M, because of its superior environmental benefits. Taking today's methanol price of 40 to 45 cents per gallon and adding 20 to 22 cents per gallon for distribution, retail markup, and fuel taxes (slightly lower than for M85 because an M vehicle will require more gallons to travel the same mileage) yields a current M When ethanol is added into gasoline, vapor pressure increases with blending ratios of %, but then gradually declines (Figure 1). With ethanol content of some %, vapor pressure is at the same level as for gasoline without oxygenates (Environment Australia , Furey ).

    Full text of "Methanol and Alternative Fuels Promotion Act of hearing before the Subcommittee on the Consumer of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, first session, on S. Novem " See other formats. MOBILE SOURCE ALTERNATIVE FUEL TECHNOLOGIES A SUMMARY OF METHANOL, ETHANOL, CNG, LNG, LPG, HYDROGEN, DIMETHYL ETHER, BIODIESEL, FISCHER TROPSCH, ELECTRIC, HYBRID-ELECTRIC, AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES Prepared for Environmental Protection Agency Office of Mobile Sources - Fuels and Energy Division M Street, SW Washington, DC .

    Another roadblock to the wider adoption of ethanol for use as a motor fuel is engine compatibility. Many automobile engines are not able to process high levels of ethanol. The maximum blend percentage that is acceptable for all vehicles is E10 (10% ethanol blended with 90% gasoline). E10 is found at most fuel retail pumps in the U.S. 80% of. The fleet of flexible-fuel vehicles in the United States is the second largest in the world after Brazil, and there were more than 20 million 85 flex-fuel vehicles registered in the country by the end of Despite the growing fleet of E85 flex-fuel vehicles, actual use of ethanol fuel is limited due to the lack of E85 refueling infrastructure and also because many American flex-fuel car.


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Methanol and Ethanol Vehicle Incentives Act of 1985 by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Methanol and Ethanol Vehicle Incentives Act of report (to accompany S. [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.].

Methanol. Methanol (CH 3 OH), also known as wood alcohol, is considered an alternative fuel under the Energy Policy Act of As an engine fuel, methanol has chemical and physical fuel properties similar to ol use in vehicles has declined dramatically since the early s, and automakers no longer manufacture methanol vehicles in the United States.

For the purpose of these incentives, alternative fuels include natural gas, propane, biofuel, biodiesel, methanol, ethanol, and electricity.

Electric vehicles must have at least four wheels, be used primarily on-road, be able to attain a minimum speed of 55 miles per hour, have a minimum battery capacity of four kilowatt-hours, and be capable. Ethanol Uses. The most common use of manufactured ethanol is as a vehicle fuel for internal-combustion engines.

Most gasoline available in the U.S. is blended with Methanol and Ethanol Vehicle Incentives Act of 1985 book percent ethanol. 1. Introduction. While US interest in fuel ethanol has grown since the oil crises of the s, its use in gasoline blends accounted for only percent of total fuel use in motor vehicles in Although ethanol (i.e., ethyl alcohol) has the advantage of being derived from domestic resources, its use for fuel has often been criticized as technically, economically and environmentally.

Since that time, The Energy Independence and Security Act of signed by President Bush requires renewable fuel usage to increase to 36 billion gallons annually by (Renewable Fuels Association, b). The new RFS which currently guides national ethanol policy states that only 15 billion gallons of production should be produced from.

vehicles and filling stations for blends of methanol from M3 to M85 have been deployed. It has not become a substantial fuel in the US because of its introduction in a period of rapidly falling petroleum price which eliminates the economic incentive, and of the absence of a strong methanol advocacy.

Methanol has been displaced by ethanol as. The industrial scale production of ultra-low carbon intensity renewable methanol is already underway in Iceland, Netherlands, and Canada.

For example, in Iceland, Carbon Recycling International is capturing and reacting CO2 from geothermal power generation with renewable hydrogen produced via electrolysis into renewable methanol. In the Netherlands, BioMCN converts biogas into advanced second. 10% ethanol blends to five cents of the nine cent tax on gasoline.

Inthe Tax Reform Act9 raised the ethanol exemption to six cents per gallon. Inthe Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act10 decreased the ethanol tax incentive from six cents to five cents and extended the incentive to “President Clinton and I will strongly and.

Ethanol use is widespread, and more than 98% of gasoline in the U.S. contains some ethanol. The most common blend of ethanol is E10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline). Ethanol is also available as E85 (or flex fuel)—a high-level ethanol blend containing 51% to 83% ethanol, depending on geography and season—for use in flexible fuel vehicles.

Methanol | CH3OH or CH4O | CID - structure, chemical names, physical and chemical properties, classification, patents, literature, biological activities, safety.

(a) In general. Under section (b)(2), the tax imposed upon the sale or use of motor fuels under section (a) does not apply to the sale or use of qualified methanol or ethanol fuel.

(b) Qualified methanol or ethanol fuel defined. For purposes of section (b)(2) and this section, qualified methanol or ethanol fuel is liquid motor fuel, 85% of the volume of which consists of alcohol.

Ethanol addition to commercial gasoline was first allowed by EPA under the ^Gasohol Waiver _ that became effective on Decem That waiver permitted up to 10 % by volume ethyl alcohol (ethanol).

Ethanol for use as a transportation fuel has been steadily growing since the s. The U.S. Across the world, methanol is emerging as a clean, sustainable transportation fuel of the future.

Methanol can be blended with gasoline in low-quantities and used in existing road vehicles, or it can be used in high-proportion blends such as M85 in flex-fuel vehicles or M in dedicated methanol-fueled vehicles. The vehicle technology was already developed as well, since the methanol equivalent of E85 – M85 – had already been proven to be practical in the California methanol fuel trial in the s and s; in reality, gasoline-ethanol flex-fuel capability was developed and fully proven first for methanol.

32 alcohol consists of ethanol at varying concentrations spiked with a denaturing agent, which renders the 33 resulting ethanol mixture unfit for consumption as a beverage (Merck, ).

The main denaturing agent 34 has traditionally been 10 percent methanol; other typical additives include isopropyl alcohol. A flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) or dual-fuel vehicle (colloquially called a flex-fuel vehicle) is an alternative fuel vehicle with an internal combustion engine designed to run on more than one fuel, usually gasoline blended with either ethanol or methanol fuel, and both fuels are stored in the same common flex-fuel engines are capable of burning any proportion of the resulting blend.

The non-ideal behaviour of alcohol/gasoline mixtures (i.e. not obeying Raoult’s law) is thought to be caused by hydrogen bonding where four alcohol molecules link together to form a ‘quasi-super-molecule’ known as a cyclic tetramer (Furey, ). In the case of methanol, these cyclic tetramers have an effective molecular mass of (four.

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the potential use of methanol as an alternative fuel for motor found that methanol has attracted interest as an alternative fuel because it is a relatively clean, high-octane fossil fuel. Research is now underway in several areas, including more efficient production from new and existing sources, and necessary vehicle modifications.

Under the Alternative Motor Fuels Act (AMFA), vehicles that run on ethanol, methanol, or natural gas get extra credits in the calculation of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE). This paper uses hedonic techniques to examine the effect of production of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs) on the implicit price of fuel economy.

Palcan’s methanol fuel cell technology is being widely used in buses, cold chain logistics, and other transportation vehicles. The company – in conjunction with Dongfeng – has produced China’s first 30KW methanol reformed fuel cell vehicle. Methanol fuel cells also provide an important range extender for electric vehicles.Methanol occurs as a flammable, mobile, colorless liquid that is miscible with water.

(3) Methanol has a slightly alcoholic odor when pure and a repulsive, pungent odor when in its crude form; it is difficult to smell methanol in the air at less than 2, parts per million (ppm) (2, mg/m 3).

(1,2) The vapor pressure for methanol is 92 torr.22 included methanol, ethanol, and isopropanol. 23 Characterization of Petitioned Substance 24 25 Composition of the Substance: 26 The exact composition of industrial alcoholic substances generally depends on the ethanol concentration, 27 purity, and the addition of any denaturing agents.

Absolute alcohol refers to pure ethanol containing only.