Project Idea

Ok, so basically the idea is to write/present a paper on possible alternative fuels for automotive use. The paper will consist of a basic introduction to alternative fuels such as:

  • Ethanol
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas
  • Bio-diesel
  • Electric
  • Hydrogen

From there I will go into depth about how each works, what its strengths and weaknesses are and (hopefully) conduct a gedanken/fermi problem to estimate the viability of applying an alternative fuel to a fleet of vehicles such as those operated by OWU, a fleet of taxis, a police department and finally nationwide. The possibility of a system of these alternative fuels (such as a biodiesel-electric hybrid) will also be looked at.

Sources can be found here, here, and here.

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