Alternative fuels are any materials or substances - outside of conventional fossil fuels - that can be used as a fuel. Conventional fuels include petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, and kerosene), nuclear (uranium and thorium) and artificial radioisotopes (fuels made in nuclear reactors). Alternative fuels are also known as non-conventional or advanced fuels and a few examples are listed below:







Corken’s sliding vane (Coro-Vane) pumps, regenerative turbine (Coro-Flo) pumps and reciprocating gas compressors assist with the development (process) or load/unload of alternative fuels every day. Consumers, corporations and municipalities around the world are using Corken’s regenerative turbine pumps and reciprocating gas compressors to fuel their vehicles with autogas (LPG) and compressed natural gas. Corken’s sliding vane pumps are used in the process and distribution of biodiesel and ethanol. After the fuels have been processed, they are ready for bulk distribution. The fuels must be loaded into a transport vehicle and unloaded at their next point of consumption. Tank car unloading and tank trucks are commonly used for bulk distribution. Other applications include biogas also known as landfill gas. Corken’s horizontal reciprocating gas compressors are used to recover the methane that builds up from the decomposing organic materials in landfills. Often times the methane gas is to power an on-site generator that provides electricity for the landfill facilities.

For more information on Corken’s compression and pumping solutions for the alternative fuels market, click on one of the links below:

Alternative Fuels Equipment