WIT Press


PROSPECTS FOR THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND ENERGY BY ROAD TRANSPORT IN RUSSIA

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR190191

Volume

236

Pages

11

Page Range

193 - 203

Published

2019

Size

548 kb

Author(s)

ALLA GOLUBEVA, ELENA MAGARIL

Abstract

Road transport is one of the main consumers of petroleum products and sources of air pollution. In the conditions of Russia’s fast-growing vehicle fleet, it is necessary to develop and implement effective measures to reduce the consumption of scarce oil fuels and stimulate the use of alternative eco-friendly fuels. The aim of this work is to assess the prospects for the use of alternative fuels and energy by cars in Russia. This paper outlines the main ways of reducing the gasoline and diesel fuel consumption by road transport, including the use of the motor fuel alternative types. As the most promising direction of alternative energy development in the road transport sector regarding Russia’s conditions, a transition to gas-cylinder fuel is proposed. This study presents the main problems of road transport gasification and the ways to solve them. The effective actions in the selected fields will reduce the consumption of scarce fuel and energy resources and enable improvement of the environmental situation in megalopolises.

Keywords

alternative fuels and energy, motor transport, liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, traditional motor fuel, transport gasification