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Fuel comparisons


Fuel comparisons


Within the IEA-AMF, a number of Tasks devote in different concepts of advanced fuels and engine technologies as presented in the fuel-specific Chapters (short list in Table 1). Broader scope of work has covered, for example, fuel comparisons, standardisation issues, measurement methods and dissemination of information. This work within the IEA-AMF is introduced in Tables 2 and 3.

Table 1. IEA-AMF work on advanced motor fuels. Details in the fuel-specific Chapters (comparisons and general issues in Tables 2 and 3).

Gasoline blending:

Diesel blending:



Task 56 (methanol)
Task 54 (ethanol, methanol, butanol)
Task 52, Part V (ethanol, methanol)
Task 44 (ethanol, methanol)
Task 35-2 (ethanol, butanol)
Task 35-1 (ethanol)
Task 1 (methanol)

Task 57 
Task 52 Part IV (paraffins)
Task 45 (paraffins)
Task 38 (paraffins, esters)
Task 37 (paraffins, esters)
Task 34-1 (paraffins, esters)
Task 31 (paraffins)
Task 30 (paraffins, esters)
Task 13 (esters)
Task 10 (esters)

Task 57 (Trucks)
Task 55 (On-road)
Task 51 (Slip)
Task 39 (HD)
Task 37 (Buses) 
Task 22 (Cars) 
Task 6 (General)

Task 22
Task 5 


Fuel ethers:
Task 25

Task 57 (ED95)
Task 46 (ED95, MD95)
Task 35-1 (ethanol)
Task 10 (ethanol emulsion)
Task 1 (methanol)


Task 47
Task 20
Task 14

Synthetic gasoline:
Task 31

Task 26
Task 18



Table 2. IEA-AMF work on comparisons of advanced motor fuels in different transport sectors.
Fuels for cars Fuels for HD vehicles Non-road fuels Marine fuels Aviation fuels Lubricants


Task 43 Performance Evaluation of Passenger Car Fuel and Powerplant Options, report (key messages)

Task 22 Particulate Emissions at Moderate and Cold Temperatures Using Different Fuels, report

Task 12 Particulate Emissions from Alternative Fuelled Vehicles, report

Task 5 Performance evaluation of Alternative Fuel/Engine Concepts, report

Task 57 Heavy Duty Vehicles Evaluation

Task 53-2 Sustainable Bus Systems (Phase 2)

Task 53-1: Sustainable Bus Systems (Phase 1) Report and key messages

Task 49 COMVEC – Fuel and Technology Alternatives for Commercial Vehicles, report (key messages)

Task 37 Fuel and Technology Alternatives for Buses, report

Task 17 Real Impact of New Technologies for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Task 8 Heavy-duty Vehicles on Alternative Fuels

Task 52, Part IV

Task 50 Fuel and Technology Alternatives in Non-Road Engines, report (key messages)

Task 33 Particle Emissions of 2-S Scooters, report

Task 25 Fuel Effects on Emission from Non-Road Engines, report

Task 60

The Progress of
Advanced Marine Fuels


Task 41 Alternative Fuels for Marine Applications, report

Task 63

Aviation Fuels

Task 16 Biodegradable Lubricants
-Diesel, report
-Gasoline, report


Table 3. IEA-AMF general work on advanced motor fuels.
Life cycle analysis, efficiency Cross-sector evaluations Significance of emissions, methods Driving cycles Strategies, outlooks

Task 53 Sustainable Bus Systems (key messages)

Task 52 Fuels for efficiency (key messages)

Task 48 Value Proposition Study on Natural Gas Pathways for Road Vehicles (key messages)

Task 40 Life Cycle Analysis of Transportation Fuel Pathways, report

Task 19 New Fuels for New Engines

Air quality implications of transport biofuel consumption (special report)

“Country reports” - status of advanced motor fuels (reports)

Task 27 Standardization of Alternative Fuels
-Phase 1, report
-Phase 2, report

Task 42 Toxicity of Exhaust Gases and Particles from IC-Engines – International Activities Survey, report

Task 36 Measurement technologies for Emissions from Ethanol Fuelled Vehicles, report

Task 7 Comparison of Relative Environmental Impacts of Alternative and Conventional Fuels, report

Task 55 Real Driving Emissions and Fuel Consumption

Task 29 Evaluation of duty-cycles for Heavy-Duty Urban Vehicles, report

Task 3 Diesel Field Trials and Diesel Field Trials Analyses

Task 59 Lessons Learned from Alternative Fuels Experience

Task 58 The Role of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels in Decarbonising the Transport Sector in 2030 and beyond

Task 28 Status and outlook for biofuels, other alternative fuels and new vehicles, report

Task 21 Deployment Strategies for Hybrid, Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, report

Task 15 Implementation Barriers of Alternative Fuels, report

Task 11 Forecasting Tools for Alternative Fuels and Related Infrastructure

Fuel production:

  • Task 34-2 Algae as a Feedstock for Biofuels, report
  • Production of Alcohols and Other Oxygenates from Fossil Fuels and Renewables

Information Services: