Why I think Methanol would be the best fuel for the future

Essay by NotoriousUmarSmallsHigh School, 12th grade May 2004

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Why I think Methanol would be the best fuel for the future

I have been asked to find out which fuel would be best to replace petrol in a motor vehicle.

The fuel that i think would be best to replace petrol in a motor vehicle is Methanol, there are many reasons for this and i have a listed them below.

Methanol is a liquid fuel made from natural gas or reneawable biomass resources it is predoninantly produced by steam reforming of natural gas to dcreate a sythesis gas, which is then dfed into a reactor vessel in the presence of a catalyst to produce methanol and water vapour.

There is clearly a race on for the fuel for the future, i think Methanol is the leading cadidate and think that it should be used in future motor vehicles, even now people and and countries are using Methanol for example formula 1 racing drivers are using Methanol rather than petrol as it is less volatile and less likly to explode in a collision.

Even developed countries such as Part of the USA and Germany who are known for quality cars such as Bmw and Mercedes. They have started to use Metanol altougth mixted with petrol.

Methanol burns cleanly in car engines and its combustion is more comlete than that of petrol so emmisions are reduced especially that of carbon dioxide. Methanol has a high octane number and its uses require only small changes to engine and petrol pump design.

Why Methanol?

A number of fuels are in contension to be the fuel of choice for the future of vehicles such as pure Hydrogen, gas, Ethanol, Metane and many more. But the fuel which as the greatest support from the automotive industrie is methanol. The advantage with Methanol is that it...