EGEE 439
Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources

2.6 Summary and Final Tasks


This lesson was a very brief overview - there are entire classes based on this one lecture. In this lesson, we discussed the different transportation engines for vehicles, the fuels used for these vehicles, and how the fuels are produced from a refinery. Gasoline is the lighter fuel used in typical automobile engines, while diesel fuel is used in Diesel engines. Diesel engines get better fuel mileage than gasoline engines - gasoline is lighter than diesel. Here in the US, the primary fuel produced is gasoline (~45-50%).

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 2 tasks!

You have reached the end of Lesson 2! Double-check the Road Map on the Lesson 2 Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 3.


If there is anything in the lesson materials that you would like to comment on, or don't quite understand, please post your thoughts and/or questions to our Throughout the Course Questions discussion forum in Canvas. I will check that discussion forum daily to respond. Remember that while you are there, you should also feel free to post your own responses if you are able to help out a classmate.