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Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF) is one of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) transportation related Implementing Agreements. Information on IEA’s structure for energy technology related R&D and IEA’s Technology Agreements can be found at www.iea.org.
Transportation in itself is a function with significant impacts on energy, emissions and even on economy. The share of energy used in transportation is high, ranging typically from some 20 to 30 % of the total energy consumption. The share of harmful emissions from the transport sector is in general even higher than its share of energy usage.
The transport sector is facing many challenges. Today this sector is practically totally dependent on crude oil derived fuels. The number of vehicles around the world is increasing rapidly, and so are the environmental impacts and the use of energy in transport. Whereas many other sectors of society have been able to stabilise or cut CO2 emissions, transport related CO2 emissions tend to be increasing both in relative and absolute terms.
At the same time new possibilities are opening up. The array of options is widening, not closing in. This is true for both fuel and vehicle technology options. We are closer than ever to a wide-scale use of alternative fuels. Today we have biofuels and natural gas on the agenda, for tomorrow there might be synfuels and even hydrogen. We already have hybrid and natural gas vehicles in the market, as well as the first experimental series of fuel cell vehicles. At the same time, the internal combustion engine is improving, with features like direct injection, flexible engine controls and new combustion systems.
AMF provides an international platform for co-operation to promote cleaner and more energy efficient fuels and vehicle technologies. AMF welcomes interested parties to make contact and to become members of the AMF family.
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