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SGS INSPIRE is a data and information service that provides expertise in the areas of fuel quality, vehicle emissions, energy and transportation. Let our facts and data guide you easily through the vast array of news stories and partisan opinions you hear every day, to give you a clear understanding of the market and policy mechanisms that are influencing your business today and will do so in the future.
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Our Fuel Technology Center in Speyer is a global leader in assessing fuel quality. Over the past 28 years, our fuel experts have tested 35,000 gasoline samples, 21,000 diesel samples, 2,000 renewable fuel samples, 600 gaseous fuel samples, 300 diesel exhaust fluid samples and 215 samples of different additives. SGS fuel testing covers almost the entire globe. We deliver fuel quality data to our clients through our regular biannual Worldwide Fuel Surveys (WWFS) and special Joint Venture projects.
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SGS INSPIRE analyzes the market data and combines it with in-depth studies on the legislative and market developments across the world. You can gain quick access to this service over our Internet platform where you can navigate easily between country profiles, special reports, maps and our database outlining fuel quality specifications worldwide.
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Our analyses cover topics such as:
gasoline oxygenates and octane boosters; regulatory requirements; effect on vehicles and other properties of fuel quality; market availability; the future outlook;
availability of low-sulfur fuels in developing markets, e.g., availability of 10 ppm diesel fuel and gasoline; labeling requirements; origins of low-sulfur fuels and their outlook; as well as
biofuel use in specific countries; government mandates; regulated blending limits versus actual market quality; types of feedstocks and their impact on quality requirements.
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SGS INSPIRE gives you personal, direct access to fuel quality experts. Our laboratory specialists have practical, in-depth knowledge of fuel's chemical and physical properties. Some of our experts include chemical, physical and environmental engineers with more than 30 years’ experience. The expertise provided by SGS INSPIRE is also backed by lawyers specializing in energy law and special fuel quality standards and regulations, as well as political and economic specialists that can provide you with a full understanding of the factors that impact fuel quality and energy in transportation. Our experts are located near the governments, industry stakeholders and other local market players in key markets.

Meet the team

Description: Urszula Szalkowska
Business Development Manager
Urszula is the Business Development Manager for the INSPIRE project. She is an expert in global fuel quality policies, regulations & market intelligence.

Description: Lucky Nurafiatin
Market Analyst - Asia Pacific
Nurafiatin brings almost 11 years of experience in policy analysis on fuel specifications, emissions, sustainability & alternative fuels to SGS.

Description: Kristine Bitnere
Market Analyst - Europe & CIS
As a market analyst, Kristine Bitnere covers conventional and alternative fuel and automotive issues in Eastern Europe and exUSSR countries.

Description: Sammy El Takriti
Market Analyst
Sammy joined SGS INSPIRE in January 2018 as market analyst. He is an expert in alternative fuel policies and carbon markets.

Description: Aida Gonzalez Palomino
Market Analyst - Americas
Aida is the market analyst for Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa at SGS INSPIRE. She is an expert in energy and transport policy.

Market Analyst - North America
Raphael covers North American fuel markets for SGS INSPIRE.

Description: Stephanie Heinrich
Data Analyst
Stephanie is the Data Analyst for the INSPIRE project, working on the fuel specification database and data evaluation or visualization.

Sam is a team member of INSPIRE project, mainly focus on the fuel quality policies, regulations & market intelligence of China