Disruptive fuel technologies

Never before has there been so much uncertainty over the future supply and demand for hydrocarbons - this is particularly the case in transport, which accounts for 50% of primary oil consumption. There is clear evidence to suggest that science may deliver a range of technologies that could be commercial within just five years - but the potential of new fuels to disrupt the supply and demand for gasoline and diesel will only be realised if innovators and regulators take key steps to ensure rapid commercialisation of these lower carbon alternatives. Melissa Stark summarises Accenture’s recent report comparing the key technologies.

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