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Annex 28: Information Service and AMF Website

 

Purpose, Objectives, and Key Question

The purpose of Annex 28 is to collate information in the field of advanced motor fuels and make it available to a targeted audience of experts in a concise manner.


Activities

  • Review relevant sources of news on advanced motor fuels, vehicles, and energy and environmental issues in general. News articles are provided by experts in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
  • Publish three electronic newsletters per year (on average) on the AMF TCP website, and use an email alert system to disseminate information about the latest issues (Figure 1).
  • Prepare an Alternative Fuels Information System that provides concise information on alternative fuels and their use for transport. The system covers information on the performance of cars, effects of fuels on exhaust emissions, and compatibility of fuels with the needs of the transportation infrastructure (Figure 2).
  • Update the AMF TCP website to provide information on issues related to transportation fuels, especially those associated with the work being done under the AMF TCP. The website, in addition to providing public information, has a special password-protected area that is used for

         

Fig. 1    AMF TCP Newsletters Published in 2017
 

Fig. 2    Screenshot of the Fuel Information System

 

storing and distributing internal information for Delegates, Alternates, and Operating Agents on various topics (e.g., strategies, proposals, decisions, and Executive Committee meetings of the AMF TCP).


Key Findings

The AMF website and newsletters provide a wealth of information on transportation fuels to experts and interested laypersons.

The website covers background information on the AMF TCP and its participants, access to all AMF publications, details on AMF projects (annexes), and information on fuels and their use in vehicles.

  • Delegates to the AMF Executive Committee and Operating Agents of AMF annexes are listed on the website with full contact details and portraits.
  • AMF projects are briefly described and — where available — final reports and brief key messages are presented. Project descriptions and reports date back to the beginning of AMF in 1984.
  • Other publications include AMF annual reports, country reports, newsletters, and brochures.
  • Information on specific fuel topics can be found either by searching in the Fuel Information System or by identifying a relevant project (annex) and checking the related report. Knowledge gained through AMF projects is frequently added to the Fuel Information System, which thus serves as a reference book for experts and laypersons alike.

Newsletters typically are around 12 pages and are provided electronically (subscription is possible via the website). Topics covered are:

  • Demonstration/Implementation/Markets
  • Policy/Legislation/Mandates/Standards
  • Spotlights on Aviation, Shipping, and Asia
  • IEA and IEA-AMF News
  • Publications
  • Events


Publications

In 2017, three electronic newsletters were published on the AMF TCP website: one each in May, September, and December.

The Alternative Fuels Information System is available on the AMF TCP website.

The AMF TCP website is updated frequently with information from Annexes and Executive Committee meetings.
 

Project Duration

January 28, 2004–Continuous

Participants

   Task Sharing

   Cost Sharing

 

None

All contracting parties: Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States

Total Budget

€50,000 ($60,913 US) for 2017

€50,000 ($60,913 US) for 2018

Operating Agent

Dina Bacovsky

BIOENERGY 2020+

Email: dina.bacovsky@bioenergy2020.eu