ALTERNATE ENERGY SOURCES FOR CI ENGINES: A FOCUS ON NIGERIA
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Energy Technology & Management Conference ETMCon, University of Ibadan.
The supply of energy through sources that have been adjudged not to be amenable to cleanliness and supportive of emission control, which are also finite, necessitates the search for alternative sources of energy. This becomes particularly important for transportation, specifically Internal Combustion Engines. It is also applicable to developing countries like Nigeria, which have the desire to develop technologically and would benefit from alternative technological paths to ensure the development, deployment and utilization of environmentally friendly technological products. Nigeria, a country rich in oil resources, would benefit from proper study and development of alternative products, specifically Compressed Natural Gas, which she has in abundance. CNG has shown a variety of capacities and adaptability, which makes it suitable to address endemic problems such as emissions, energy efficiency and thrift of conventional fuels like Gasoline and Diesel. It then becomes imperative that the pace of development and deployment of CNG consuming engines be fast-tracked. In this research, we hope to facilitate this process by comparing alternative power units, CNG units with conventional gasoline units. And also we hope that by employing the design principles and other factors that have made gasoline vehicles dominant in the passenger vehicle market, we shall arrive at an efficient and reliable CNG powered solution for passenger vehicles.
Energy, Engines, Emissions, CNG, Gasoline