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.
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.
Date: March 25, 2020
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.
Date: January 24, 2020
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.
Date: November 12, 2019
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.
Date: October 29, 2019
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.
Date: April 11, 2019
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.
Date: March 21, 2019
This report presents an understanding of the options for and feasibility of transitioning the market to a national high-octane fuel to enable more fuel-efficient vehicle technologies.
Date: March 21, 2019
A comprehensive review of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) to provide insight into the success and challenges of the program.
Date: February 22, 2019
Fuels Institute’s 2018 Case Competition submissions of the winning team, two semi-finalists and two honorable mentions.
Date: December 03, 2018
An analysis of vehicle sales by segment (truck, small car, SUV, etc.) and powertrain (gasoline, diesel, hybrid, electric) in relation to the volatility of fuel prices over the years. The report also compares how the purchase price and fuel efficiency of each vehicle affects consumer purchasing decisions.
Date: July 30, 2018