Research

All research publications of the Fuels Institute will represent the work product of the Fuels Institute alone, and will not be presented as reflecting the individual positions of any member of the Board of Advisors, the associated Task Group, or any organization helping to fund the research.

Assessment of the U.S. Fuel Distribution Network

The U.S. lays claim to one of the largest and most complex fuel-supply chains in the world. This report evaluates this supply chain, how it works and what limitations/weaknesses exist at each point to accommodate diverse fuel specifications and achieving higher rates of biofuels penetration.

Date: December 01, 2016

2016 Fuels Institute Case Competition - Future of Transportation

University case competition featuring the complete submissions by students from UC Berkeley, Duke, Morgan State, Clemson and University of Colorado at Boulder.

Date: June 19, 2016

Shared Travel: Revolution or Evolution?

An In-Depth Fleet Analysis of Shared Urban Mobility.

Date: April 18, 2016

GHG Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles Powered by Natural Gas

A new paper written by Carnegie Mellon University examines the environmental benefits of light-duty vehicles using natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Date: October 01, 2015

GHG Emissions from Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles Powered by Natural Gas

A new paper written by Carnegie Mellon University examines the environmental benefits of medium and heavy-duty vehicles using natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Date: August 01, 2015

2015 University Case Competition

First-ever student case competition featuring the complete submissions by students from the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University and University of Texas at Dallas.

Date: July 01, 2015

Fuel Prices and Auto Sales

A new study examines the widespread notion that retail fuel prices have a direct correlation on consumer vehicle purchasing behavior. By analyzing the relationship between vehicle sales and retail fuel prices over the past five years, we aim to better understand how consumers are making their decisions.

Date: July 01, 2015

Driver Demographics – The American Population’s Effect on Vehicle Travel and Fuel Demand

An analysis of the historic growth and stabilization of vehicle-miles traveled, through a demographic examination of drivers and driver behavior.

Date: December 01, 2014

E85 - A Market Performance Analysis and Forecast

E85 is subject to the fuel specification standard used by ASTM which applies to fuel blends that contain 51% - 83% ethanol. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) uses an average ethanol concentration of 74% for its evaluations.

Date: November 01, 2014

An Assessment of the Diesel Fuel Market: Demand, Supply, Trade and Key Drivers

Developed by the PIRA Energy Group, this report was commissioned by the Fuels Institute to analyze domestic diesel fuel demand, production capacity, international demand and trade balances, as well as the various programs and requirements that might affect overall diesel demand.

Date: October 01, 2014