Liquified Fuel, Types, and Uses
Liquified Fuels, Types, and Uses
As their name suggests, liquified fuels are fuels that can be used in liquid form. Most of the liquified fuels are fossil fuels which means they are non-renewable resources. However, researchers and experts are trying to discover and manufacture fuels that can be obtained from renewable energy resources, and ammonia is one of them. Liquified fuels like diesel, petrol, and kerosene oil are among some of the most important energy resources because they are playing a vital role in almost every field of life. In this blog, we have explained some of the most important fuels that are being used in form of liquid.
Diesel is one of the most widely used, and most important types of fuel. It is being used to run trucks and heavy construction machines. It is derived from biomass and crude oil. Diesel is being used to move trucks that carry items, we consume on daily basis. People travel in large buses that require diesel to move.
Just like diesel, petrol is also the most widely used fuel for transport. This fuel is being used to run light and medium vehicles like cars, motorbikes, vans, SUVs, etc. Petrol and diesel are derived from mineral oil but the separation and refining processes can be a little complex. Diesel can be refined easily as compared to gasoline. But, it contains more pollutants that need to be removed to reduce emissions.
Kerosene is a type of liquified fuel that has several uses. Kerosene is being used as fuel for lamps and as a cleaning agent. However, aviation kerosene is being used to fly large jets. Moreover, kerosene is also being used for cooking purposes. Just like petrol and diesel, the source of kerosene is crude oil.
Liquified Petroleum Gas, also known as LPG, is a term that is used to describe two natural gas liquids. These two liquids are propane and butane. These two liquid gases are chemically very similar, but, they are a bit different from each other which makes them suitable for some specific tasks. LPG is a flammable gas that is used in homes for different purposes. It can be used in cars as fuel as well. Moreover, they can also be used in industrial, agricultural, and manufacturing fields.
According to experts, ammonia can be used as fuel. As it is a carbon-free molecule, burning ammonia will result in zero emission of carbon. Another advantage of ammonia fuel is that it can be manufactured using renewable resources like biomass, solar energy, and wind. According to a report by the International Energy Agency that was published in 2021, by 2015, over 30 percent of transport fuels should be hydrogen-based, to hit the goal of zero-emission.
Liquified fuels that we are using on daily basis emit large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. This is damaging our environment and even causing climate change. Most of the fuels that we are using are constantly depleting which can result in a serious energy crisis in the future.