NATSO Show Features Fuels Study for Trucking


During The NATSO Show, leaders from the National Petroleum Council’s study on Future Transportation Fuels will provide an overview of the study's findings and present publicly for the first time an in-depth review of the future of fuels for the heavy-duty trucking industry. This two-year study, entitled “Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future,” developed a comprehensive viewpoint on the future of alternative fuels, including natural gas, plug-in electric power, hydrogen, biodiesel, and gasoline and ethanol blends.

Responding to a request from the U.S. Secretary of Energy, the National Petroleum Council undertook the study with a team made up of over 300 leading academics, engineering experts and executives in the vehicles and fuels industries. The result is a long-term view of transportation fuel use in the U.S., combining the full breadth of alternative-fuel options alongside traditional diesel and gasoline.

The presentation, which will take place at The NATSO Show in Savannah, Ga., will answer: 

  • Will diesel power remain the dominant fuel source in the future? 
  • What will the natural gas market share look like for heavy-duty trucking in 2050? 
  • With the adoption of a wide variety of engine, powertrain, and vehicle technologies, how will heavy-duty truck fuel economy change in the next 40 years? 
  • Will gasoline power be a formidable competitor in the medium-duty sector in the future?

The NATSO Show 2013 is scheduled to be held Feb. 2-6 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Truckstop and travel plaza leaders interested in attending The NATSO Show 2013 can register online.


This article originally ran in NATSO News Weekly (NNW), NATSO's member only weekly electronic newsletter. NNW is packed with the latest updates on government and business issues affecting the truckstop and travel plaza industry.

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Amy Toner

Toner markets NATSO products, services and meetings. She is the content editor of NATSO's core websites, Stop Watch magazine and Highway Business Matters biweekly articles. In addition, she provides creative services across all departments. Toner joined NATSO in 2006. Prior to joining the association, she served as director of membership services at an association for ambulatory surgery centers. Toner lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son. More
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