A forum for Fuels Institute contributors involved in the medium and heavy duty sector to discuss the unique challenges the market faces with respect to decarbonization and recommend specific research projects to address those challenges.

The Fuels Institute is known for bringing together transportation stakeholders to deliver objective, balanced research and analysis concerning fuels, vehicles and consumers. Because of our non-advocacy approach, we are a trusted source in the industry to tackle challenges facing the market in a collaborative way.

The decarbonization of medium and heavy duty vehicles has emerged as a subject of great interest in the transportation industry. The requirements and approach are very different than for light duty vehicles and so warrant dedicated research, discussion and collaboration. As a result, we have created the Medium-Heavy Duty Vehicle (MHDV) Committee to work with the many stakeholders across this sector to to discuss the unique challenges and pressing questions facing this market and recommend research to the Fuels Institute Board of Advisors to commission. Any contributor to the Fuels Institute is welcome to join at no added cost. The Committee will have separate meetings and communications to drive discussion and shape research in this space.

For more information on the MHDV Committee, contact Amanda Appelbaum .

Research


The Easiest and Hardest Commercial Vehicles to Decarbonize

Our first report looks at the top five and bottom five applications for MHDV decarbonization as a function of technology readiness and quantifies each market’s impact on the overall U.S. MHDV market and contribution to U.S. MHDV GHG emissions.
Read executive summary here.
Diesel Fuel Sampling Study: An Evaluation of Diesel Fuel Sold and Consumed in the U.S. Market

The Fuels Institute’s Diesel Fuel Quality Council commissioned a fuel quality study to better understand the condition of diesel fuel sold and consumed in the U.S., and specifically, to evaluate diesel fuel for specific properties that may affect engine operations and/or contribute to tank corrosion and product contamination. 
Diesel Fuel Loading and Delivery

An easy to read, step-by-step manual that walks diesel fuel distributors through practical solutions to address fuel quality and avoid costly contamination problems.

Diesel Storage Tanks: Industry Practices to Minimize Degradation and Improve Fuel Quality

“Diesel Storage Tanks: Industry Practices to Minimize Degradation and Improve Fuel Quality,” is an easy to read, step-by-step manual that walks storage tank operators through practical solutions and best practices to avoid costly equipment degradation and improve the quality of fuel delivered into vehicles.


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