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1675. KASHIMA, S. Synthetic Methanol as a Fuel Substitute. Jour. Fuel Soc. Japan, vol. 15, 1936, pp. 57-59.
From the results of practical tests it is concluded that it is possible to use MeOH as a fuel for gasoline engines if the fuel:air ratio is increased. Since MeOH has a low calorific value, best results in lowering the fuel consumption are obtained by blending about 50% of benzol or gasoline with it. Compared with gasoline, the merits of MeOH are its high antiknock property and low freezing point, and its disadvantages are its high heat of vaporization and low calorific value.