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Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance. Towards Zero Carbon Transportation. Edition No. 2. Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy

  • Book
  • July 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5446556

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance: Towards Zero Carbon Transportation, Second Edition provides a comprehensive view of key developments in advanced fuels and vehicle technologies to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the automotive sector. Sections consider the role of alternative fuels such as electricity, alcohol and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as advanced additives and oils in environmentally sustainable transport. Other topics explored include methods of revising engine and vehicle design to improve environmental performance and fuel economy and developments in electric and hybrid vehicle technologies.

This reference will provide professionals, engineers and researchers of alternative fuels with an understanding of the latest clean technologies which will help them to advance the field. Those working in environmental and mechanical engineering will benefit from the detailed analysis of the technologies covered, as will fuel suppliers and energy producers seeking to improve the efficiency, sustainability and accessibility of their work.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2.  The role of alternative and renewable liquid fuels in environmentally sustainable transport of internal combustion engines: key challenges and blending technologies 3. Using alternative and renewable liquid fuels to improve the environmental performance of internal combustion engines: key challenges and blending technologies 4. Alternative and renewable gaseous fuels to improve vehicle environmental performance 5. Electricity as energy vectors for transportation vehicles 6. Hydrogen as an energy vector for transportation 7. Advanced engine oils to improve performance of modern internal combustion engines 8. Advanced fuel additives for modern internal combustion engines 9. Internal combustion engine cycles and concepts 10. Heavy-duty vehicles and powertrains: Technologies and systems that enable 'zero' air quality and greenhouse gas emissions with enhanced levels of efficiency 11. Heavy duty vehicles and powertrains: Future internal combustion engine systems and technologies 12. Conventional and Advanced internal combustion engine materials 13. Advanced transmission technologies to improve vehicle performance 14. Sustainable design and manufacture of lightweight vehicle structures 15. Improved vehicle rolling resistance and aerodynamics 16. Mechanical and electrical flywheel hybrid technology to store energy in vehicles 17. Hydraulic and pneumatic hybrid powertrains for improved fuel economy in vehicles 18. Integration and performance of regenerative braking and energy recovery technologies in vehicles 19. Battery technology for CO2 reduction 20. Lithium-ion Cells, Batteries and Other Emerging Storage Technologies 21. Conventional fuel / hybrid electric vehicles 22. Pure electric vehicles 23. Fuel- cell (hydrogen) electric hybrid vehicles 24. Autonomous vehicles / Self-driving cars / Intelligent Transport Systems and their role in reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions


Richard Folkson Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. Richard Folkson is Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor for Innovation and Design and Deputy President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Steve Sapsford Chair, Powertrain Systems and Fuels Group, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK. Professor Steve Sapsford BSc (Hons), CEng FIMechE is a former director at Ricardo and is currently the chair of the Powertrain Systems and Fuels Group at the IMechE. He is an expert in the field of vehicle propulsions systems with special interest in life-cycle analysis and sustainable fuels. Steve is a Visiting Professor at the University of Cardiff and an Industrial Advisor at the University of Nottingham.