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
  • 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
  • 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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