Carpool Chats

Zander Capozzola, lead deputy editor of U.S. refined products and biofuels with Argus Media, provides insight on the current biofuels market (as of May 8, 2020) and what the future  might hold.

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Biomass-Based Diesel: A Market and Performance Analysis

Biomass-Based Diesel: A Market and Performance Analysis is a comprehensive overview of the current U.S. biomass-based diesel (biodiesel and renewable diesel) market, including supply, elasticity of demand, distribution, blending patterns, performance & efficiency characteristics.


Read executive summary here.
Mexico's Energy Reform: Impact of Mexico's Deregulation and Liberalization of the Fuels Market
This report analyzes the impact of the recently implemented Energy Reform on the country’s present and future fuel demand, distribution and retail infrastructure, regulatory programs and composition of the vehicles market as well as the impact on U.S. market dynamics.
Read executive summary here.
Retailing Biofuels: A Guide to Reading Applicable Federal Regulations
This report compiles all of the federal regulations and third party standards applicable to storing and selling biofuels, including those mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The report will assist retailers and other interested stakeholders keep up with new liquid fuel offerings by serving as the single resource needed to navigate applicable federal regulations, liability concerns, penalties for non-compliance and compliance options.
Literature Review Summary - Supercharged: The Environmental Impact of Electric Vehicles
The electric vehicle (EV) has earned a reputation for being eco-friendly, but tailpipe emissions capture just a snapshot of their complete environmental impact. The Fuels Institute undertook a literature review to assess how the lifecycle of an EV impacts the environment as compared to that of the internaI combustion engine (ICE) vehicle.
IMO 2020 Literature Review
A summary of more than 30 reports evaluating the impact of the International Maritime’s rule lowering marine sulfur limits to 0.5% mass/mass, effective January 1, 2020. 
Analysis of the Potential for Increasing Octane in the U.S. Fuel Supply
A white paper written by the Fuels Institute discussing findings from the Fuels Institute’s Octane report in the context of research done by Co-Optima, USCAR and evolving policy discussions relative to high-octane fuel.