Defour Group LLC can do for your organization is reflected in what we've done in the past. Listed below are the latest publicly available Defour Group reports and White Papers.
Defour Group LLC was founded on the principle that good public policy must be based on good information. Currently, automakers, environmentalists and the government are debating what level of fuel economy standards should be adopted after the 2016 model year. One aspect of future standards that must be addressed is the impact on vehicle sales and employment. This white paper uses federal government data and methodologies to estimate sales and job losses in the year 2025 at fuel economy standards of 56 to 62mpg. This white paper is available free upon request in pdf format.
The Economics of Eco-Performance Fuel
In 2013, the Defour Group recieved a grant from the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council to study the economics of current and future blends of ethanol and gasoline. This study resulted in the report "The Economic of Eco-Performance Fuel". Some of the key findings in the report are:
The 10 percent ethanol currently used in gasoline reduces the pump price of regular by 16 cents per gallon.
Even after considering the lower energy content of ethanol, the current 10 percent blend saves consumers 6 cents per gallon.
Increasing the ethanol content to 30 percent and optimizing vehicles to use the higher octane of this new fuel could save consumers over 20 cents per gallon over today's regular gasoline.
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