CHICAGO -- There is perhaps no industry riper for disruption than transportation fueling, and judging by the content and conversations at the recent Fuels Institute’s annual conference, change could come from any—or all—directions.
Attendance at the Fuels2018 conference, held May 22-24 in Chicago, was about 40% higher than the previous year's event, according to John Eichberger, executive director of the Fuels Institute, Alexandria, Va. A mix of more than 150 representatives from fuel retailers, equipment manufacturers, analysts, academia, automakers and fuel industry groups listened to presentations that addressed the future of fueling and transportation.
They also had an opportunity to judge presentations by three teams of students in the conference’s annual University Case Competition about how a hypothetical fuel retailer could take advantage of a changing transportation fueling market.
Here are five game-changing developments that kept the room buzzing during the three-day event ...
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