Actually you can take that same engine and run it on a lot of different things. Coal gas was big in the hills of West Virginia in the 80's. It was actually less expensive to make gasoline out of than anyone now admits. They said at the time it only costed an extra 10 cents per gallon to make. But since GM would not honor their warranty on cars that used that type of gasoline then it got pushed out.
Moonshiners where I grew up at used moonshine a lot in their cars. Most people where I am now think that corn whiskey will burn up your motor since it burns hotter, but if you mix it with some Wesson Oil, it doesn't hurt them any worse than running oil made petrol. I have seen an old chevy 350 engine torn apart after 200,000 miles of running on moonshine and veggie oil and it was extremely clean inside. They only rebuilt it to get more power out of it.
Diesel engines will run on lots of things, used motor oil, corn oil, used peanut oil. Not much to change to make that happen either. A line from the heater coil needs to be introduced to a larger fuel filter to heat up the veggie oils and a way to keep the oil liquid in the tank, and thats all you need.
As far as the internal combustion engine goes it can use a lot more than gasoline. Or even more than fossil fuels. However, it is still polluting even if it is burning pure moonshine. True it is colorless and no smoke but there is still carbon being burnt. The Koreans have a neat idea with magnets. Using rare earth magnets to produce engines that run on the pull/push of the magnets, it is the torque they are not getting down. So having that as the primary power for the cars propulsion is not going to happen anytime soon. But to make a generator out of it, Where there is no sudden jerks, and everything is steady. Then charge the batteries for an EV. Now you would have a car with no air pollutants.
CTC coal group.
· 1 decade ago