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Can India Leapfrog First-Generation Biofuels?

Earlier this year, India approved a sweeping update to its National Policy on Biofuels, which lays out an ambitious plan to substantially increase domestic biofuel production. Unlike the Renewable...India’s biofuel policy update discourages food-based fuels, focusing instead on increasing production of second-generation biofuels made from wastes and inedible energy crops.
Published 2018.12.11: Blog Post

To be fast or to be furious?

Three years have passed since ICCT’s popular staff blog "Fast and Furious" discussed China’s bold actions to slash gasoline and diesel sulfur content for on-road vehicles and predicting a likely...If China wants to maximize the benefit of its emission area control zones, it should go beyond its own territorial waters.
Published 2018.10.04: Blog Post

Potential economic, health, and greenhouse gas benefits of incorporating used cooking oil into Indonesia’s biodiesel

Indonesia has an ambitious 20% blending mandate for biodiesel in transport diesel fuel and relies almost entirely on palm oil to meet this target. This white paper assesses the potential of used...
Published 2018.09.19: Publication

Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group

The G20 Transport Task Group (TTG) held its first in-person meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 24-25 September 2018. The event was co-hosted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency...
Published 2018.09.06: Event

Compatibility of mid-level biodiesel blends in vehicles in Indonesia

Indonesia promotes biodiesel consumption through a blending mandate and a subsidy program. The current required biodiesel blend level in transport fuels is 20%, set to increase to 30% in 2020. The...
Published 2018.04.17: Publication

Status of policies for clean vehicles and fuels in select G20 countries

Realizing the immense opportunity to promote energy efficiency in their economies, G20 economies adopted an Energy Efficiency Action Plan that identified six focus areas for collaborative activity,...
Published 2017.08.15: Publication

Impacts of world class vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations in select G20 countries

In 2014, the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan prioritized the establishment of a Transport Task Group (TTG) to promote cooperation among participating G20 countries to develop domestic policies that...
Published 2017.01.25: Publication

Direct progression from Bharat IV to Bharat VI national vehicle emission standards in India

The Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been considering the possibility of leapfrogging from Bharat Stage (BS) IV emission standards in April 2017 to BS VI emission standards in April...
Published 2015.09.15: Publication

Policies to reduce fuel consumption, air pollution, and carbon emissions from vehicles in G20 nations

The transport sector consumes more than half of global oil production, and releases nearly a quarter of all anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Motor vehicles and engines contribute to ambient...
Published 2015.06.08: Publication

Opportunities to reduce vehicle emissions in Jakarta

Jakarta’s expanding fleet of motor vehicles is a key target of urgently needed actions to curb the city’s dangerous air pollution. This briefing paper highlights technologies and policies to reduce...
Published 2014.12.10: Publication

China V gasoline and diesel fuel quality standards

In February 2013, China’s State Council called for nationwide desulfurization of gasoline and diesel fuel to a maximum sulfur content of 10 parts-per-million (ppm) by the end of 2017. Over the course...
Published 2014.01.17: Publication

भारत में वाहनीय प्रदूषण को नियन्त्रण में लाना अनिवार्य

प्रेस विज्ञाप्ति, 7 नवम्बर 2013   जल्द से जल्द अतिनिम्न सल्फर ईंधनों और भारत प्रक्रम (बी.एस.) VI वाहनीय उत्सर्जन मानकों को लागू करने से वायु प्रदूषण प्रभावशाली तरीके से कम होगा, जिससे जनस्वास्थ्य को...
Published 2013.11.08: News

India's vehicle emissions control program

Rising transportation activity—the ever-increasing demand to move more people and goods further and faster—is both a cause and an effect of India’s rapid economic growth. As necessary as the increase...
Published 2013.11.05: Publication

The impact of vehicle and fuel standards on premature mortality and emissions

Technology-forcing regulations in the United States, European Union, and Japan have resulted in highly effective controls of tailpipe emissions. Advanced aftertreatment technology and engine tuning,...
Published 2013.11.04: Publication

Year after year after year ...

A recent ICCT briefing paper pointed out the consequences of delaying the implementation of stricter vehicle emission and fuel quality standards in India: over 48,000 premature deaths by 2045 that...Another look at the consequences of delay in implementing stricter vehicle emission and fuel quality standards in India.
Published 2013.10.15: Blog Post

Contextualizing China's fuel pricing announcement

A few days ago, China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced a new pricing policy for higher quality fuels. The policy calls for the prices of China IV gasoline and diesel (...China's National Development and Reform Commission recently announced a new pricing policy for higher quality fuels. What do the NDRC pricing numbers actually mean?
Published 2013.09.30: Blog Post

Impact of standards on premature mortality and emissions: India in global context

Approximately ten percent of all years of life lost from exposure to vehicle emissions around the world occur in India. Without new limits on vehicle emissions and fuel sulfur content, the number of...
Published 2013.09.26: Publication

Alternative octane enhancers for 10 ppm sulfur gasoline in China

On July 1, Chinese officials released a second draft for public comment of a China V gasoline fuel quality standard, designed to improve the quality of transportation fuels used nationwide. The...
Published 2013.08.08: Publication