[clug] OT: Forking to LNG for cars
michael at james.st
Fri Oct 24 02:33:05 GMT 2008
On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:03:25 pm Sam Couter wrote:
> Ian Bardsley <ifb777 at tpg.com.au> wrote:
> > why can't they subsidise conversion to Natural Gas
> > and the mechanism to refill from domestic gas points.
> Drifting off-topic, but...
> Hydrocarbon fuels for motor vehicles must be liquid
> to achieve a useful energy density.
> It's much harder to liquify and store methane (natural gas, LNG)
> than propane (LPG). It takes more energy to do
> and storage pressures are higher
> which makes tanks heavier and more expensive.
Mark Smith the gasfitter ran a trial of town gas as fuel.
A van that pumped itself up from the gas line overnight.
Worked fine for some years, don't know if a report came out of it...
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