Alternative Fuel Types


Engineers who need to keep up with new technologies being developed in the LT industry.



Good working knowledge of engine principles.



  • After attending the programme, the engineer will have a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative fuel systems and the operational effects in the LT Industry.



  1. LPG
  2. LNG
  3. CNG
  4. Bio-alcohol and ethanol
  5. Bio-diesel
  6. Hydrogen
  7. Ammonia green

Comparisons, analysis and evaluation of using alternative fuels:

  • Identify the benefits of dual fuel systems
  • Analyse the benefits of a selection of alternative fuel with regards to economic advantages and environmental benefits
  • Analyse the effects on engine power and consumption for a selection of alternative fuel in comparison to conventional internal combustion engine
  • Compare the conversion process for each alternative fuel, its benefits and storage solutions- to include costs, mileage or running hours, break even figures and annual mileage or operational hours
  • Explore and analyse the relevant design features for alternative fuel with regards to engine design and specific materials required for engine component manufacture.
  • Analyse the vehicle design features required to accommodate alternative fuel conversions and their effects

Electric Vehicle design and infrastructure:

  • Need for Electric/ Hybrid vehicles
  • Types of Electric/ Hybrid vehicle including, Battery electric vehicle, ICE/ electric hybrid, fuelled electric vehicle, solar powered vehicle, super capacitors
  • Electric/ Hybrid vehicle safety precautions including power down and deactivation, risk assessment
  • Operation of electric motors to drive vehicles

Energy storage systems including; nickel metal hydride, lithium Ion, High voltage batteries, ultras capacitors and variable regulation lead acid (VRLA), AGM:

  • Parallel and series hybrid design features including the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Regenerative braking systems Modes of hybrid operation
  • Hydrogen fuel cell operation
  • Electric vehicle national charging infrastructure including fast charge systems
  • Legislation around the recycling and disposal of Electric and Hybrid batteries
  • Hydrogen fuel cell operation

Safety precautions to include:

  • Restrictions relating to legislation when working on or around High voltage vehicles
  • Power down and deactivation



2 days


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