Evaluating alternative fuels for light-duty applications

Nils-Olof Nylund, Maija Lappi

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    The Technical Research Centre of Finland has carried out tests evaluating the emission performance (regulated and unregulated) of alternative fuels for light-duty applications for the International Energy Agency (IEA). Several technologies were tested under varying environmental conditions using the same methodology.

    Altogether 14 light-duty vehicles on gasoline, diesel, alcohol and gaseous fuels were tested, and the number of test combinations (vehicles/fuels/temperatures) was 143.

    The differences between all fuel alternatives using three-way catalyst (TWC) technology (and also diesel) are rather limited. However, when temperature is lowered and also unregulated emissions are considered, the situation changes somewhat. The gaseous fuels come out as winners giving by far the lowest overall emissions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAlternative fuels
    Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and developments
    Place of PublicationWarrendale
    PublisherSociety of Automotive Engineers SAE
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7680-0067-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Fall Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition - Tulsa, OK, United States
    Duration: 13 Oct 199716 Oct 1997

    Publication series

    SeriesSAE Special Publication
    SeriesSAE Technical Paper Series


    ConferenceInternational Fall Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityTulsa, OK


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