U.S. Consumption of Alternative Road Fuels Growing

Alternative fuel consumption is growing in the U.S., but the volume is minimal compared to traditional petroleum-based fuels.According a 1997 Energy Information Administration survey,1 the total volume of alternative fuels consumed in vehicles, however, still accounts for only about 0.2% of total fuel consumption.Energy Information Agency (EIA) forecasts show a steady growth in both alternative fuels and petroleum-based fuels. Population growth and increased travel account for the steady increase.2The largest barriers to market entry for alternative fuels are cost competitiveness and existing infrastructure. Other outstanding issues for alternative fuels include power, fuel range, reliabi...

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