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Special Reports


Special Reports

From time to time, AMF issues special reports on hot topics. These are usually elaborated by just one of the AMF experts with the purpose of addressing an upcoming question efficiently, without the need to set up a project.

So far, AMF has issued the following reports:

40 Years of AMF

IEA’s Technology Collaboration Programme on Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF) celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2024. This is the motivation to compile a document summarising the evolvement, activities and achievements of AMF. Starting as “Alcohol and Alcohol Blends as Motor Fuels”, evolving through “Alternative Motor Fuels” to becoming “Advanced Motor Fuels”, while keeping its original acronym, AMF takes a comprehensive approach towards clean, sustainable and energy efficient  transport. Starting with activities related to fuels for road vehicles, AMF now also covers non-road mobile machinery, shipping and aviation, with the focus moving towards those modes of transportation, which are difficult to electrify.

The author of this short history of AMF is Dr. Nils-Olof Nylund, Senior Advisor at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Dr. Nylund is well familiar with AMF, as he was the Finnish Delegate to AMF from 1990-2020, and in addition, served the Committee as Chair or Vice Chair for some 20 years. 

Have a closer look at AMF TCPs work and its development over the last 40 years!

Air quality implications of transport biofuel consumption

Nils-Olof Nylund and Päivi Aakko-Saksa (both VTT) and Pharoah Le Feuvre (IEA) have jointly prepared this special report. It was published as a subsection on air pollutant emissions from biofuels and fossil fuels of the IEA’s renewable energy market report ‘Renewables 2018.’

The text is based on knowledge gained through AMF work and on information displayed in the Fuel Info section of the AMF website.

Ammonia Application in IC Engines

This report was prepared by Jarl N Klüssmann, Ludvig R Ekknud, Anders Ivarsson, and Jesper Schramm (all DTU Mechanical Engineering). The purpose of this report is to compile the investigations of ammonia as an engine fuel that have been carried out so far, and to conclude from the reported issues about the perspectives for the future application of ammonia.

Status and outlook for biofuels, other alternative fuels and new vehicles

This report was prepared by Nils-Olof Nylund, Päivi Aakko-Saksa and Kai Sipilä. This outlook report reviews the current situation for energy supply, motor fuels and vehicle technology, and summarizes projections into the future. The focus is on alternative fuels and new vehicle technologies. The time perspective of this report extends to 2030.

Outlook on standardization of alternative vehicle fuels

This report is produced under the framework of the International Energy Agency’s Implementing Agreement on Advanced Motor Fuels (IEA/AMF) and its information Task 28. The report is IEA/AMF's latest contribution to the knowledge about standards and the ongoing work on standardization of alternative fuels and has been prepared by Björn Rehnlund (Atrax Energi AB, Sweden).