Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 4, 1973 · Page 11
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 11

Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, June 4, 1973
Page 11
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Raw Material Plentiful ••—' - - .— — Methyl Alcohol Alternative To Gasoline for Vehicles GalesburgR^gister-Mgil, Gplesbujrg,111. , Mfad*Y ,2 m^AMlJA By PRESTON McGftAW DALLAS (UPI) - Two chemical engineers looking for solutions to the energy crisis believe the nation's automobiles and trucks could be run on methyl alcohol made from an almost unlimited U.S. reserve of coal and lignite. Energy World Methyl alcohol is a clear liquid that used to be called wood alcohol, when it was made from wood. It now is made largely of natural gas- gas is in short .supply—and is used in drag races, where drivers want to increase their horsepower and get a . quick burst of speed. So far, methyl alcohol has hardly been considered as a substitute for gasoline, Why haven't other energy experts looked at it? Not Added Up "I don't think they have put two and two together yet," Dr. Richard R. Davison said in an interview. "I don't think people have realized we can have our cake and eat it too. We don't have to make any great economic sacrifice to get it, either." Dr. Davison and Dr. W. D. Harris of the Texas A&M University chemical engineer- 'Country Jim' Wyman 20 8 17 25 18 26 24 29 23 . 27 21 28 32 12 26 16 37 22 40 34 33 32 39 38 36 WGIL-FM COUNTRY SURVEY TW TUU Arilii , I COME EARLY MORNING —Don Wllllami RAVISHING RUBY —Tom T. Hall RIDE ME DOWN EASY —Bobby Bar* KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS —Tammy Wynatie DIRTY OLD MAN —George Hamilton IV DON'T FIGHT THE FEELINGS OF LOVE —Charley Pride YELLOW RIBBON —Johnny Carver IF I NEEDED YOU —Doc St Merle Walton SEND ME NO ROSES —Tommy Overilreei LOVE IS THE FOUNDATION —LorelJa Lynn CHILDREN —Johnny Caah THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA —Vickl Lawrence —Dolly Partem —Susan Raye —Mel TUlis —Bobby G. Rice —Buck Owens —Waylon Jennings Tompall it The Glasen —Freddie Hart —Sandy Posey —The Kendalls THE LONESOMEST LONESOME —Pat Daisy WHAT ABOUT ME —Anne Murray MR. TING-A-LING (STEEL GUITAR MAN) —George Morgan MOM, CAN I BRING HOME A FRIEND —Linda Cassady & Urel Albert GIVE A LITTLE TAKE A LITTLE —Barbara Mandrell TOP OF THE WORLD —Lynn Anderson KEEP OUT OF MY DREAMS —Dorsey Burnetle A GOOD LOVE IS LIKE A GOOD SONG —Bob Lumen I MISS YOU MOST WHEN YOU'RE HERE —Samml Smith COUNTRY YODEL —Red Boughton It The Golden Rockets EASILY PERSUADED —Kitty Wells MR. LOVEMAKER —Johnny Paycheck I WON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN ., ... —Ray Hanlon SLIPPIN' AWAY —Jean Shepard BRING IT ON HOME TO YOUR WOMAN —Joe Stampley LOUISIANA WOMAN, MISSISSIPPI MAN —Conway & Lorella TOUCH THE MORNING —Don Gibson YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE —Donna Fargo 13 14 IS 16 17 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 TRAVELIN' MAN CHEATING GAME THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU YOU GIVE ME YOU AIN'T IT AMAZING GRACIE WE HAD IT ALL CHARLIE TRIP TO HEAVEN DON'T YOU AND ME 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 PICK HITS OF WEEK FROM WGIL-FM IF TEARDROPS WERE PENNIES —Porter & Dolly KEEP, ON LOVING ME — Jamey Ryan FEATURED ALBUM FROM STEREO 95 RONNIE DOVE —Ronnie Dove Ihg department made a study of methyl alcohol or methanol and came up with surprising conclusions. They found it has a higher octane rating than premium gasoline and probably could be sold cheaper. Compression ratios of automobiles using it could be raised, giving the automobiles more power. Methanol can even be mixed with water In certain amounts | without lowering efficiency or performance. Not Insurmountable There are drawbacks, tout none insurmountable. One drawback is that methanol is hard to start in cold weather. Davison thinks this problem could be solved with carburetor or manifold heating, or an additive, to increase volatility. Another methanol problem is toxic vapors. Davison said that higher latent heat characteristics of alcohol reduce vaporization and also of toxic fuems. Carburetors in present automobiles would have to be changed but Davison does not believe this would present much of a problem. "We have enough coal to last well into the 21st Century," Davison said. "Conversion facilities could be located near coal beds. "Methanol can foe made from coal at a cost of SV2 to lGVz cents a gallon. Regular gasoline now is about 14 cents at the refinery and premium is around 15 cents. "Theoretically, mileage is 55 per cent of what you get with gasoline. But if you took emission control devices off, this should rise to 60 per cent. So, at these prices, methaflol already competes with premium gasoline." One drawback to using coal in its natural state as a source of energy is that so much of it has a high sulphur content. Sulphur when burned is one of the worst pollutants. Davison said this is no problem in making methanol of coal. "In the process of reacting the coal and steam together most of the sulphur can be converted to hydrogen sulphide. This can be scrubbed out before the methyl alcohol is made. JIM WYMAN Gets You Rollin' with Country Music Come Early Morning Gold Hoards The amount of gold hoarded by ancient civilizations probably totaled not much more than the output of the Witwatersrand district of South Africa in a single year. 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