Our fact-based research is not designed to support pre-determined outcomes – it is designed to use facts to answer questions about the transportation energy market. The research is collaboratively peer reviewed by our Board of Advisors and/or Councils to ensure it presents objective analysis and is relied upon by decision makers in the transportation industry and government to help them reach more informed decisions.
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Oversight Summary and Recommendations
With $7.5 billion on its way for ZEV infrastructure, the Fuels Institute Electric Vehicle Council provides you with a summary of the programs (NEVI Formula Program and Corridor Charging Grant Program) to help you navigate your way to financial support. We also are actively participating with the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology Office and Office of Electricity, who have developed a working group to assess the many gaps in industry and public education which exist today.
Assessment of Biofuels Policy: Effectiveness of Emissions Reductions
There are 270 million vehicles currently on the road that operate on liquid fuels. To reduce carbon emissions from these vehicles, the best strategy is to reduce carbon in the fuels that power them. Biofuels can reduce transportation carbon emissions, but how we most effectively capitalize on this potential is challenging. This white paper explores the carbon benefits to using biofuels. It looks at fuel ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and gasoline, hydrogen and R80B20, plus evaluating the policies that affect these fuels, the availability of feedstocks to expand their market share and the vehicle and infrastructure capabilities of accommodating such an expansion.
The Case for Developing an ESG Plan
Increasing demands from investors and the public make ESG pursuits a timely consideration.
The Fuels Institute is a nonprofit dedicated toward studying transportation-energy. Research topics are chosen by our Board of Advisors and voted on by our Board of Directors. These Boards are made up of a diverse cross-section of the transportation-energy industry to ensure our work from conception to publication is fair, unbiased and collective.
Request for Proposals
- Review of the Literature on Environmental and Energy Lifecycle Analyses of Electric and Internal Combustion Vehicles
Please contact Amanda Appelbaum, Director of Research, for more information.
How to Bid on an RFP
The Fuels Institute (FI) welcomes bids from any and all types of researchers, whether we have worked with you in the past or not. We highly encourage researchers to reach out with questions or for clarification throughout the process.
The proposal must include all the elements contained in the project scope of the RFP, but FI is always open to and interested in any other elements that the researcher believes should be included to adequately address the topic at hand.
Once proposals are received, they are reviewed by FI staff and then sent to FI Board of Advisors (BOA) for review. The Board of Advisors then convenes to discuss and vote on the proposals. At or prior to this meeting, researchers may be called on to give short presentations of their proposals and/or to answer any questions the BOA may have regarding the proposals.
Next, the BOA makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors (BOD) regarding the proposals. The BOD then votes, and FI enters into contract negotiations with the winning firm. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Amanda Appelbaum, Director of Research, for more information.
Support our Research
The Research Fund empowers the Board of Advisors to focus on the most important topics and answer the most relevant questions with the knowledge that funding is not a concern. Supporting the Research Fund of the Fuels Institute will ensure that the organization continues contributing balanced and objective analyses of the critical issues facing the transportation energy sector.
Learn more about the Research Fund (PDF)