A study of the economics of alcohol-gasoline blend production

Mak F.K. (1985) A study of the economics of alcohol-gasoline blend production. Energy, 10 9: 1061-1073. doi:10.1016/0360-5442(85)90131-8

Author Mak F.K.
Title A study of the economics of alcohol-gasoline blend production
Journal name Energy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-5442
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0360-5442(85)90131-8
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 9
Start page 1061
End page 1073
Total pages 13
Language eng
Subject 2100 Energy
2102 Curatorial and Related Studies
2103 Historical Studies
2104 Nuclear Energy and Engineering
2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Abstract We show how to determine the value of methanol and ethanol as gasoline additives in the liquid-fuel market, where the alcohol-gasoline blends compete with unleaded clear gasolines. It is found that the clear gasolines are cheaper to produce than the alcohol blends of equivalent octane under the same refinery constraints. The results are based on the use of a combined model of the oil-refining and transportation sectors with optimised refinery operation and transport fleet. In the context of the national lead phaseout program, optimisation provided a viable route to producing the unleaded gasoline without recourse to alcohol-blending, while investment in heavy-end processing and isomerisation capacity increases the economic advantage of this route.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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