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, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 38–45 | Cite as

Liquefied Natural Gas in Mobile Machines

  • Linus Weberbeck
  • Danilo Engelmann
  • Isabelle Ays
  • Marcus Geimer

Liquefied natural gas offers many advantages in long-distance truck. At KIT has now examined whether this alternative fuel is also of benefits in mobile equipment. In addition to the characteristics of the fuel, the production as well as the possible tank and combustion processes were analysed. These concrete potentials regarding consumption, and emissions are identified and evaluated for all types of machines.


In autumn 2015, 188 countries of the world submitted climate plans to the United Nations. These plans contain milestones to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, also called CO2e, and to prevent global warming [1]. The goal defined by the European Union is to reduce the greenhouse gas emission level of 1990 by 40 % until 2030. Another objective pursued by the European Union is emission reduction by 30 % from 2005 to 2030 [2].

The finite resources of fossil fuels which will not cover the world’s energy consumption in the long term and the ambitious objectives of the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linus Weberbeck
    • 1
  • Danilo Engelmann
    • 1
  • Isabelle Ays
    • 1
  • Marcus Geimer
    • 1
  1. 1.the Institute of Vehicle System Technology of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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