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Future of Fuels

A vision of commercial road freight fueled by low-carbon sustainable technology

Future of Fuels Overview


Introduction


Commercial freight transportation is at the cusp of a transition. Energy supply is changing with new fuels entering the market, increased cost volatility, and questions about the impacts of fuel. Yet low-carbon energy for commercial freight is in short supply and technological barriers to their adoption are daunting. Furthermore, mixed and competing claims obscure clarity on the sustainability of fuel choices. Credible, fuel-neutral analysis and solutions are needed to drive transition sustainably.



Mission


Our mission is to drive a sustainable transition to low-carbon commercial road freight with new tools, convenings, and partnerships. We do this as a business-to-business, cross value-chain, fuel-neutral group focused on lifecycle energy sustainability.



Our Accomplishments




How We Work


  • Development and use of Fuel Sustainability Tool
  • Monthly member calls
  • Two forums with influential stakeholders per year
  • One in-person full group meeting per year


Why Join?


We are a business-to-business initiative working with our member companies to increase availability of low-carbon fuels. Our members:

  1. ​Accelerate low-carbon development through partnerships that encourage adoption
  2. Shape tools and research that improve the sustainability of all fuels
  3. Influence public dialogue and understanding to increase buy-in from key stakeholders

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Solutions

Fuel Sustainability Tool

Today, there is more information, and more people are expecting, vehicles and fleets to run on cleaner, more sustainable fuels—but which fuels are clean? And what makes them sustainable? Our Fuel Sustainability Tool simplifies sustainability for fleet owners and provides credible, comparable data for fleet planning and fuel purchasing.

Register below to download the Fuel Tool (Excel format) and Reference documenation.

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Sustainable Fuel Buyers’ Principles

Buyers, regulators, and the public want freight that is simultaneously more economical, more exible, and more sustainable. Globally, freight drives economic development and contributes to 7 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet joint objectives of economic growth and emissions reductions, operators will need to leverage a diverse, often confusing, set of existing and emerging solutions.

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Future of Fuels Companies

  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Chevron
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Neste Corporation
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Westport Innovations
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • Adam Brandt, Stanford University
  • Ben Ratner, EDF
  • Bret Strogen, U.S. Department of Defense – AAAS Fellow
  • Caley Johnson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Jeremy Martin, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Kevin Fingerman, Humboldt University
  • Ned Harvey, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Stephanie Searle, International Council on Clean Transportation
  • Soledad Mills, Equitable Origin
  • Rosa Dominguez-Faus, UC Davis
  • Sonia Yeh, UC Davis
  • Tali Trigg, International Energy Agency
  • SUSTAINABLE FUEL BUYERS' PRINCIPLES SIGNATORIES
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • HP Inc.
  • IKEA Group
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Meet the Team for Future of Fuels

Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Senior Vice President

San Francisco


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San Francisco


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Contact the Future of Fuels team with any questions.

Our Insights on Future of Fuels

Future of Fuels

Blog

The Future Looks Clean: New Sustainable Fuel Buyers’ Principles

This new set of principles from our Future of Fuels initiative provides a robust framework for the road freight system to accelerate the transition to low-carbon, sustainable fuels.

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Future of Fuels

Blog

Setting Your Own Direction for a Clean-Fuel Commercial Fleet

Developed by BSR's Future of Fuels, the tool provides the missing answers for several important decisions that fleet owners regularly make.

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Future of Fuels

Reports

Future of Fuels Sustainability Briefs

BSR’s Future of Fuels helps companies understand the impacts of commercial transportation fuel and how they can work together to create a system that is sustainable, resilient, and affordable.

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Future of Fuels

Reports

Transitioning to Low-Carbon Fuel: A Business Guide for Sustainable Trucking in North America

BSR's Future of Fuels initiative has produced a guide that outlines strategies for companies to accelerate the transition to climate-friendly fuels while improving the sustainability impacts of all fuels.

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