Alternative Fuels for Vehicles
This online engineering PDH course presents an overview of six alternative fuels used for vehicles: biodiesel, electricity, ethanol blended with gasoline, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. In each case a description is given of the physical properties of the fuel, its source (what it is produced from), its environmental advantages and disadvantages, its effectiveness as a power source for a vehicle, its current availability (including its distribution system), and any characteristic problems which are unique to it.
This course document consists of concise, easy-to-read fact sheets distributed by the Alternative Fuels and
This 2 PDH online course is intended primarily for civil, mechanical, industrial and transportation engineers, and would be of particular interest to engineers serving on governmental planning boards or concerned with maintaining fleet operations for a private company or for the military.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding how biodiesel is used as a vehicle fuel
- Learning about hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles
- Learning about flexible fuel vehicles (ethanol and gasoline)
- Understanding how hydrogen fuel cells are used to power a vehicle
- Understanding how natural gas is used as a vehicle fuel
- Understanding how propane is used as a vehicle fuel
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Alternative Fuels for Vehicles" which is based on a compilation of six fact sheets distributed by the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center of the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U. S. Department of Energy: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/index.html.
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