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Future of Fuels

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

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.

Our 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

More Information

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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Future of Fuels Companies

  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • 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

Our Insights

on Climate Change

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

Blog

The Time for Action on Clean Fuels Is Now. Here’s How.

A new tool from BSR's Future of Fuels helps companies assess the sustainability of fuels for trucking and suggests actions for how to switch to low-carbon options.

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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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Meet the Team

Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Senior Vice President

San Francisco


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Contact the Future of Fuels team with any questions.