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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Business Manager, SGS INSPIRE
Nadezda Kokotović joined SGS INSPIRE as a Business Manager in 2022. Nadezda has 20 years of managerial experience, most of it in the oil and gas sector. She is an energy columnist for Agefi Luxembourg financial journal. She is fluent in Serbian, English and Russian.
Chief Analyst, SGS INSPIRE
Aida is a chemical engineer and a senior expert in fuel quality, electricity, transport and energy related issues. She is based in Madrid and brings 16 years of experience in consulting, policy development and market analysis in Europe and Latin America.
Business Development Manager, SGS INSPIRE
Claire joined SGS INSPIRE in July 2023, as a business development manager based in Brussels, Belgium. She is an expert in public affairs and communications bringing 11 years of experience in the areas of EU energy, climate and environment policies.
Claire positions SGS INSPIRE market intelligence services with a broad range of stakeholders and works on expanding the client portfolio.
Market Analyst for Europe and Africa, SGS INSPIRE
Dhanisha is SGS INSPIRE expert for the energy landscape in transport for Europe and Africa.
Based in the UK, Dhanisha is a chemist by background, and have been actively working in the energy sector for transport for 12 years. She monitors and analyses policies related to the environment, air quality and climate change, industry and market developments in the Europe and Africa.
Market Analyst for Asia Pacific, SGS INSPIRE
Chee Yin Lee is a chemical engineer and expert focuses on fuel quality regulation, conventional & biofuels market, and transport policy.
Based in Singapore, Chee Yin is a market analysis for Asia & Oceania region, mainly covering China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Market Analyst for Latin America and the Caribbean, SGS INSPIRE
Henry is an expert in geochemistry and international oil trade and policy. He has 10 years of experience in researching, planning, pricing, forecasting and market analysis worldwide. He worked on market monitoring, identification of new opportunities, and evaluation to access new markets.
He is based in Colombia and has vast experience in technical support in oil trade in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Market Analyst for North America, SGS INSPIRE
Based in Mexico City, Jorge is an expert in market analysis and consulting for the energy and finance industries. He has extensive experience performing economic research, outlining financial insights, regulatory & sector risks and delivering market intelligence for the energy industry.
Before joining SGS INSPIRE, he was the upstream senior research analyst for Wood Mackenzie for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Jorge Holds a B.A in Economics and is candidate to earn an Energy Law & Regulation degree.
Market Analyst for Europe and Eurasia, SGS INSPIRE
Daria joined SGS INSPIRE in March 2023, and she is an expert in fuel production, fuel quality regulation, and market analysis for former Soviet Union countries, the Western Balkans and Turkey.
Based in Germany Daria has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Environment and extensive research experience.
Senior Market Analyst for Asia Pacific, SGS INSPIRE
Based in Singapore, Lucky brings 15 years of experience in policy analysis on fuel specifications, emissions, sustainability and alternative fuels to SGS.
As a market analyst, she monitors and writes about the fuel market dynamics in Asia Pacific region.
Business Development Manager Fuel Surveys
Anke is the Business Development Manager for the SGS Worldwide Fuel Survey projects. She is an expert in global fuel quality projects.
Market Analyst - China
Sam is a team member of INSPIRE project, mainly focus on the fuel quality policies, regulations & market intelligence of China