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Task 28


Information Service and AMF Website

Purpose, Objectives, and Key Question

The purpose of Task 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. In addition to providing public information, the website has a password-protected area for storing and distributing internal information for Delegates, Alternates, and Task Managers on various topics (e.g., strategies, proposals, decisions, and Executive Committee meetings of the AMF TCP).
  • Since 2020, additional activities also include distributing news on social media. Follow AMF TCP on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Fig. 1.     Overview of AMF Work on Advanced Motor Fuels

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 Tasks, and information on fuels and their use in vehicles.

  • Delegates to the AMF Executive Committee and Task Managers of AMF Tasks are listed on the website with full contact details and portraits.
  • AMF Tasks 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 (see figure above) or by identifying a relevant Task and checking the related report. Knowledge gained through AMF Tasks 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:

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

The use of social media such as Twitter and LinkedIn is relatively new for AMF. Currently, every week one item is posted both on Twitter and LinkedIn. Items focus on statements from AMF Task reports and Task key messages, and they also promote the AMF newsletter.


In 2022, the AMF TCP published one electronic newsletter, posted it to the AMF TCP website, and distributed it through the national networks of the AMF Delegates.

The Alternative Fuels Information System is available on the AMF TCP website. The AMF TCP website is updated frequently with information from Tasks and Executive Committee meetings.


Project Duration

January 28, 2004 – Continuous


   Task Sharing

   Cost Sharing



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

Total Budget

EUR 55,000 (USD 61,000) for 2022

Task Manager

Dina Bacovsky

BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH