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An assessment of the market impacts and full lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from incentivizing the use of molasses for biofuel production in the EU.

Evaluates well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions from soot-free urban transit bus types in 20 megacities.

Compiles a high-resolution ship emissions inventory in the Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD), a heavily populated and prosperous region with heavy ship traffic. Because this traffic contributes to poor local air quality, the Chinese government has identified the GPRD region as a key target for steps to control emissions from ships.

2016.10.21

MEPC’s 70th session will consider two topics that may greatly reduce the amount of HFO used in the Arctic: a global marine fuel sulfur cap of 0.5% (currently it is 3.5%), and whether or not HFO use in the Arctic should be formally placed on the MEPC agenda. This paper provides key information needed to evaluate the potential risks HFO has to the Arctic environment.

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2016.10.04

An analysis of trends and developments in thermal management technology since the 2017–2025 light duty GHG/CAFE rule written by EPA and NHTSA in 2012.

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2016.08.29

This paper provides an analysis of transmission technology development and trends, and compares them to the projections made by EPA and NHTSA for the 2025 CAFE regulation.

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2016.07.19

Details how emission control defect reporting programs are used to improve compliance with passenger vehicle emission standards.

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2016.07.18

Aims to inform the debate over how electric vehicle technology could fit into a lower-carbon new-vehicle fleet in Europe in 2020–2030. Although the analysis is focused on Europe, similar technology, policy, and market dynamics can be observed throughout North America and Asia.

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2016.07.11
Projects the domestic production and consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel feedstocks through 2022. 
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2016.06.21

Profiles and evaluates recent developments in naturally aspirated gasoline engine technologies, and compares them to the projections made by EPA and NHTSA for the 2025 CAFE regulation.

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2016.06.13

The maximum benefits of a fleet modernization program can be achieved by conducting a subsidized scrappage program along with early adoption of BS VI standards starting as soon as 2019.

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2016.06.13

Reviews and critiques a recent assessment of soil carbon changes resulting from the expansion of corn production for ethanol.

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2016.06.01

Demonstrates that meeting Europe's 2030 climate and energy framework goals depends on a combination of policy measures that include CO2 standards for both cars and heavy trucks, improving vehicle testing regulations, and accelerating the transition to EVs.

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