For almost a decade, Fuels Institute has built meaningful and strong industry relationships across all aspects of the transportation industry. Since we are non-partisan and do not take a particular position on any subject, we enjoy the respect of many policyholders and government agencies who rely on our research to help inform them about technology, possible solutions and other valuable insights so they can make sound policy decisions. Plus, we provide journalists with the information they need to help communicate with general consumers.
Delivering fuel to customers requires an enormous commitment – the largest one that fuel retailers make every year for their business. Our research helps retailers make the optimal infrastructure and supply investments for their customers, whether it’s gasoline, diesel, or EV charging equipment.
Fuel producers are facing major oil production and distribution questions as the trend toward decarbonization continues. Producers are looking for ways to be part of the solution, and our research details what solutions are available.
With new technologies that can facilitate net-zero carbon emissions, biofuels could be an important part of decarbonization efforts. Our research follows the biofuels industry closely and details what innovations could be coming from biofuels producers.
Policy Makers & Regulators / Congress
Through laws and acts of Congress, policy makers at the national, state, and local levels all have a big say in how the U.S. will manage the transition to net-zero carbon emissions efforts. Our research provides policymakers with objective, data-driven research that can help develop more effective policies.
Vehicle manufacturers must balance consumer demands and carbon emission mandates, putting them in a challenging spot. How can OEMs strike this balance? Our reports provide a clear roadmap for manufacturers navigating an uncertain fuel future.
Consumer Advocates / Journalists
Consumer advocates and journalists, as information disseminators, are important stakeholders for spreading our data-first, solutions-first message. Whether it’s a quick quote or a lengthier interview, we assist journalists with detailed information and industry education.
For fleet operators, fuels costs are a primary operating expense and factor heavily into total cost of ownership (TCO). The changing landscape of fuel production is relevant to fleet operators and their ability to forecast costs. Our research details what vehicle and fuel technologies are available and in development, so fleet operators can make long-term budgeting decisions.
As the nature of fuel production and consumption changes, so will our infrastructure needs. As a result, community and city planners will need to account for emerging fuel technologies, such as reserving infrastructure for EV charging stations. Our reports provide insight into the challenges and decisions related to station installation.
Charging Station Service Providers
Determining what EV chargers to place and where to place them is just the beginning. These stations will also need to be maintained by service providers even as the charging grid grows along with consumer demand. Our research goes into great detail regarding charging station maintenance, and how service providers could perform it efficiently.
Unsurprisingly, utility companies have significant questions to answer in the face of changing fuel sources. Chief among them is how utilities are to distribute power for charging at the retail level. Our research provides answers, so utility companies can satisfy environmental compliance while delivering power.
Carbon emission regulations have raised the bar for fuel refiners, as new regulations require lower emissions for all fuel grades. How can fuel refineries contribute to decarbonization, and what renewable upstream solutions are available? Our research considers both in depth.
The Fuels Institute also studies consumer demand, consumer behavior, and consumer education, as it’s the consumer who ultimately dictates the pace of fuel transition. Our consumer research provides critical insight into what consumers want and are willing to tolerate, giving manufacturers and government stakeholders the easiest solutions to implement at the market level.