Alternate Fuels for Automobiles

Document Type : Primary Research paper


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nehru Institute of Technology, Kaliyapuram, Coimbatore 6411 05, Tamilnadu, India


World fuel consumption has been steadily increasing for a variety of reasons,
which include enhancements in quality of life, population increase, industrialization, rapid
economic growth of developing countries, increased transportation of and goods, etc. The
entire surface transport of India is based on petroleum fuel, but its availability is of
growing concern. The production of domestic crude has been declining and the transport
system has been increasingly dependent on imported crude oil to meet its needs. Fuel costs
are rising at record highs around the world. Scientist and entrepreneurs are searching for
solutions that will ease the pain at the gas pump. The price of petroleum and diesel are
more expensive than ever and with no sign of any relief in sight people are now paying
almost double what they were just two short years ago. Many people are obviously
concerned and unsure about what they should do in the future. People can’t afford to
continue paying these prices and higher as well as the direct cost it also has on goods in the
supermarket. Most people, especially those with families, still need a vehicle for regular
day to day tasks and if not that, even just for emergencies. As a solution for this problem
Scientists are developing alternative fuels that can help not only the environment, but also
the consumer’s checkbook. The new alternative fuels offer advantages in so many ways
that people are really starting to take a look at these as an option over paying astronomical
gasoline prices.


Volume 12, Issue 1
International virtual conference on Newer Trends and Innovation in Nanotechnology Materials Science . Science and Technology
March 2021
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