A Changing Landscape For Petroleum And Internal Combustion Engines
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Dr.Gautam Kalghatgi, FREng, FSAE, FIMechE, CEng joined Saudi Aramco in October 2010 after 31 years with Shell Research in U.K. He has over a hundred external publications on combustion, fuels and engine research and is the author of a book, "Fuel/Engine Interactions". He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, SAE and I.Mech.E. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London and has been adjunct/part-time/visiting Professor at KTH, Stockholm/ Technical University, Eindhoven/ Sheffield University. He is on the editorial boards of International Journal of Engine Research, Journal of Automobile Engineering and Journal of Fuels and Lubricants (SAE).

He has a B.Tech. from I.I.T. Bombay (1972) and Ph.D. from Bristol University (1975) in Aeronautical Engineering. From 1975-1979, he did post-doctoral research in turbulent combustion at Southampton University.

                       

A Changing Landscape For Petroleum And Internal Combustion Engines

The existing transport system, built around internal combustion engines powered by petroleum-derived liquid fuels, meets an essential need and supports a large number of jobs. The demand for transport energy is very large, at around 105 Terawatt hours (TWh) of liquid fuel energy each day, and is growing; for comparison, in 2016, for the whole year, the consumption of wind and solar energy together amounted to 1292 TWh. Dismantling such a system abruptly, say by banning the production of internal...

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