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World-Wide Fuels Charter

ACEA, Alliance, EMA, JAMA, September 2006 (pdf)

The fourth edition of the World-Wide Fuels Charter—a document listing specifications of gasoline and diesel automotive fuels that have been established by motor vehicle manufacturers to harmonize fuel quality worldwide in accordance with the needs of vehicle and emission control technologies.
Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply

ORNL, April 2005 (pdf)

A joint feasibility study for the US Departments of Agriculture and Energy analyzes biomass resources for the production of transportation fuels and other forms of energy.
Comparative Assessment of Fuel Cell Cars

MIT, February 2003 (pdf)

The report (MIT LFEE 2003-001 RP) is an updated MIT assessment of technologies for new passenger cars that could be developed and commercialized by the year 2020.
World-Wide Fuels Charter

ACEA, Alliance, EMA, JAMA, December 2002 (pdf)

The World-Wide Fuels Charter lists specifications of gasoline and diesel automotive fuels that have been established by motor vehicle manufacturers to harmonize fuel quality worldwide in accordance with the needs of vehicle and emission control technologies.
Well-to-wheel efficiency for alternative fuels from natural gas or biomass

Ecotraffic R&D3 AB, October 2001

A report prepared for the Swedish National Road Administration. Diesel hybrids and fuel cell hybrids score high in this comprehensive comparison of energy efficiency for a number of fuels and powertrain configurations.
Comparison of Transport Fuels

CSIRO Australia, October 2001

Life-cycle emissions analysis of alternative fuels for heavy vehicles, a final report (EV45A/2/F3C) to the Australian Greenhouse Office.
Well-to-Wheel Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Advanced Fuel/Vehicle Systems - North American Analysis: Vol. 1: Executive Summary | Vol. 2: Advanced Fuel/Vehicle Systems | Vol. 3: Transportation Fuels | Appendix A | Appendix B

Argonne National Laboratory, June 2001

A study by General Motors Corporation and Argonne, comparing “well-to-wheel” energy efficiency and emissions of several light-duty vehicle powertrain concepts.
Consultation on the Need to Reduce to Sulphur Content of Petrol and Diesel Fuels Below 50 ppm: - A Policy Makers Summary

EC, DG Environment. November 2000 (pdf)

A summary of comments on reducing the sulfur content in fuels received by the EC from stakeholders.
ULS Gasoline and Diesel Refining Study

EC, DG Environment. November 17, 2000 (pdf)

A Purvin & Gertz study provides an analysis of investment requirements and operational changes required to move from 50 ppm sulfur gasoline and diesel to 10 ppm gasoline and diesel in the EU.
On the Road in 2020: A Life-cycle Analysis of New Automobile Technologies

MIT, October 2000 (pdf)

The report (MIT EL 00-003) assesses technologies for new passenger cars that could be developed and commercialized by the year 2020.
U.S. Petroleum Refining: Assuring the Adequacy and Affordability of Cleaner Fuels

National Petroleum Council. June 20, 2000 (pdf)

The executive summary of an NPC report examining the impact of government fuel sulfur and gasoline MTBE regulations on the U.S. fuel refining and distribution industry.
Diesel Fuels Technical Review

Chevron, 1998

An online primer on diesel fuel, its performance, properties, refining and testing, as well as on diesel engines and diesel emission regulations.

Web Sites

NREL’s Fuel Property Database

US Department of Energy/NREL

A database including data on various physical, chemical, operational and environmental, safety, and health fuel properties. The data result from tests conducted according to standard test methods (ASTM).
Oil Properties Database

Environment Canada

Data on various physical-chemical properties that will determine the environmental behaviour and effects of spilled crude oils and petroleum products.
US: Diesel fuel regulation page

U.S. EPA

U.S. regulations on diesel fuels, fuel additives, etc.
California: Diesel Fuel Program

California ARB

California diesel fuel regulations page.
Fuel Economy Site

U.S. DOE

Fuel economy rating of cars and trucks and related information.
EC Diesel

BP Amoco

Web site devoted to EC Diesel, a clean grade of diesel fuel developed by ARCO, and EC Diesel demonstration program launched in 1999 in California.

Mailing Lists

Dangerous Goods List Server

Environmental Petroleum Systems, Australia

A forum for exchanging information on gasoline, petroleum & dangerous goods storage and handling. Issues include UG and AG tanks, pipework, fuel management, testing and leakage systems.