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Cryogenic Fuel Systems for Motor Vehicles

  • J. J. Hibl
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 21)

Abstract

Alternative fuels for motor vehicles are needed to help satisfy the nation’s enormous appetite for transportation fuels. Cryogenic liquids—liquefied natural gas and liquid hydrogen—are candidate fuels. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is attractive for the near term, while hydrogen is projected to be “the fuel of the future.” Both cryogens offer important advantages over other fuels now in use or being considered. Both are low-polluting and have a high energy content per unit weight. Some data on pollution levels and combustion engine performance for these fuels have already been reported in the literature [1–6].

Keywords

Solenoid Valve Liquid Hydrogen Dual Fuel Support Concept Flow Control System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Hibl
    • 1
  1. 1.Beech Aircraft CorporationBoulderUSA

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