Fuel for the Future

  • Patrick McGeer
  • Enoch Durbin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Urgency for Multi-National Alternative Fuels Program

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xv-xv
    2. Patrick L. McGeer, Enoch J. Durbin
      Pages 1-15
  3. Availability of Alternative Fuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Thomas Gold
      Pages 45-58
    3. Michael J. Antal Jr.
      Pages 59-69
    4. R. O. McElroy
      Pages 71-80
  4. Technological Adaptions for Alternative Fuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Enoch J. Durbin
      Pages 83-99
    3. Gerard J. Born, Enoch J. Durbin
      Pages 101-112
    4. G. A. Karim
      Pages 113-129
    5. Robert T. Axworthy
      Pages 131-138
  5. Commercial Experience with Alternative Fuel Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. W. C. Dunning
      Pages 141-156
    3. Lloyd G. Brown
      Pages 157-172
    4. J. Judd Buchanan
      Pages 173-181
    5. Velio Bellini
      Pages 183-192
    6. John E. Wright
      Pages 193-206
  6. Some National Programs for Alternative Fuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Peter J. Graham
      Pages 209-221
    3. Gustavo Bonvecchiato, Pietro Magistris
      Pages 223-244
    4. Munenobu Tanaka
      Pages 245-252
    5. Jouke van der Weide
      Pages 253-266
    6. G. Pischinger, R. Siekmann
      Pages 267-290
    7. Ray Perrault
      Pages 297-301
    8. Robert McClelland
      Pages 303-310
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-334

About this book


In September of 1981, a world conference on alternative fuels enti tled "Methane - Fuel for the Future" was held at Delta I s River Inn in Vancouver, British Columbia. Approximately 500 registrants from over a dozen countries attended the two day meeting. There were 20 invited papers which form the basis of this volume. The conference itself was inspired by the "energy crisis". This crisis was not seen in terms of any real shortage of oil in the -near term, although an end to conventional oil could be seen on the horizon. Rather, it was perceived as an artificial crisis, precipitated by OPEC, but one which required urgent and effective solutions. Not everyone will agree that urgent action is required to meet the "energy crisis". Indeed, as this volume goes to press, the media are advising that a global glut of oil exists and that price reductions will inevitably ensue. The OPEC production rate has slipped from 31 million barrels a day shortly before the 1973 oil embargo, to a current rate of less than 20 million barrels a day. The non-Communist world now depends upon OPEC for less than half of its oil requirements versus 70 per cent only a decade ago.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick McGeer
    • 1
  • Enoch Durbin
    • 2
  1. 1.Canada
  2. 2.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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