"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


Volume 12, Issue 1
International virtual conference on Newer Trends and Innovation in Nanotechnology Materials Science . Science and Technology
March 2021
Pages 758-764