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Using gasoline and diesel as transport fuel causes emissions of both greenhouse gases, driving climate change, and of other air pollutants that are dangerous to human health and the natural environment. Transportation is the fastest-growing source of human-produced greenhouse gases. To prevent destructive climate change and reduce health impacts, the sector needs to move towards fuels that have a lower carbon footprint, and reduced emissions of sulfur and other conventional pollutants.

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Recently Released

Analysis of the current development of household UCO collection systems in the EU
Explores the potential for improving home collection of used cooking oil for biodiesel production in the EU.
Consultant report
A critique of soil carbon assumptions used in ILUC modeling
Reviews and critiques a recent assessment of soil carbon changes resulting from the expansion of corn production for ethanol.
Working paper
Potential for advanced biofuel production from palm residues in Indonesia
Estimates the potential for sustainably harvested palm residues to be used for advanced biofuel production in Indonesia.
White paper



Volkswagen consent decree is a historic milestone [Press statement]
28 June 2016—The consent decree announced today by the...

Press statement: Joint India/U.S. statement on climate and clean energy
8 June 2016—The joint statement yesterday on a wide range...

Request for Proposals: Heavy-duty vehicle and engine testing, India
The ICCT is seeking proposals to test heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs...

[Press statement] New ICAO recommended standard for aircraft CO2 emissions is a missed opportunity on climate policy
The agreement announced February 8 in Montreal by the...

From the ICCT Blogs

The world turns to electric vehicles
Progression to a robust electric vehicle market is happening, and the world is turning, but the question that remains is how fast? And the answer largely depends on if everyone – governments, automakers and consumers – all align.
Staff Blog
Opel's admissions of defeat device calibrations
Opel admits to reducing vehicle emission controls based on conditions other than ambient temperature or restart. Opel says its “engines are in compliance” in Europe. But, once again, they would not be legal in the US, and the difference is instructive.
Staff Blog
The European Union’s leadership void on heavy-duty vehicle GHG standards
If the European Comission persists in its indecision around GHG regulation for HDVs, they risk falling behind the US and other countries in HDV efficiency technology development and deployment. 
Staff Blog

The Staff

Fanta Kamakaté
Fanta Kamakaté
Chief Program Officer
Nic Lutsey
Nic Lutsey
Program Director / US Co-Lead