TITLE

Can Biofuels Help Reduce Rising Mine Fleet Operating Costs?

AUTHOR(S)
Carter, Russell A.
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Engineering & Mining Journal (00958948);Mar2006, Vol. 207 Issue 2, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article emphasizes the significance of biofuels on the mining operating costs. Biofuels was seen to be a resolution to the adverse effect of rising cost of parts and consumables such like the conventional fuel. Among the benefits offered by biofuel include safety, odor, compatible usage, and compatible with conventional engine technology. On the other hand, the drawbacks of biodiesel fuel include faster degradation than petrodiesel, its has a milder support from the public, and it has less engine power.
ACCESSION #
20093203

 

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