Session D40: SPS Undergraduate Research and Outreach II

2:30 PM–5:30 PM, Monday, March 10, 2008
Morial Convention Center Room: 232

Sponsoring Units: SPS DBP
Chair: Gary White, Society of Physics Students/ American Institute of Physics

Abstract ID: BAPS.2008.MAR.D40.11

Abstract: D40.00011 : Current State of Research of Alternate Fuel Sources for Passenger Vehicles

4:30 PM–4:42 PM

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  Lee Massey
    (University of Wisconsin at River Falls)

The purpose of this project is to report on the current state of research in the field of alternate fuel sources for passenger vehicles. Because the number of alternate fuel options is very large, this study focuses on selected bio-fuels and briefly describes a couple of the most popular non-bio and non-renewable alternatives. The fuel and energy sources studied are compared using well-to-wheel and well-to-tank net energy balances. Data also includes relative production capabilities by volume in terms of current fossil fuels. Qualitative data includes production methods and transportability.

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