Clean Automotive Technology
Alternative Fuels Research
EPA researches and evaluates the feasibility of running vehicles on non-petroleum fuels, such as alcohol fuels. The use of alternative fuels can potentially lower emissions of criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases, and reduce America’s dependence on imported oil.
EPA's research into alternative transportation fuels, such as ethanol and methanol, explores their potential for use as cost-effective, sustainable fuels that achieve both low emissions and high fuel economy. This research consists of engine and vehicle development and testing to develop high-performing, economical alternatives to conventional gasoline and diesel engines.
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Technical Papers and Presentations:
- Sustainable Technology Choices for Alternative Fuels Presentation (PDF) (18 pp, 621K, September 2005, reviewed April 2012)
- Sustainable Technology Choices for Alternative Fuels Commentary (PDF) (10 pp, 134K, Reviewed April 2012)
- SAE Paper 2002-01-2743: High Efficiency and Low Emissions from a Port-Injected Engine with Neat Alcohol Fuels (PDF) © 2002 SAE International. (7 pp, 168K, reviewed April 2012) This paper is published on this Web site with permission from SAE International. As a user of this Web site, you are permitted to view this paper on-line, download this PDF file, and print one copy at no cost for your use only. The downloaded PDF file and printout of this SAE paper may not be copied, distributed, or forwarded to others or for the use of others.
For additional information please visit: Alternative Fuel Conversions page.