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Transitioning away from heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping

As Arctic shipping increases, pressure is mounting to protect the environment from fuels that are harmful when burned and spilled, including heavy fuel oil (HFO). Presently, the IMO is working to...
Published 2019.02.18: Publication

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

Developing a roadmap for the adoption of clean fuel and vehicle standards in Southern and Western Africa

Road transportation is one of the leading sources of outdoor air pollution in Southern and Western Africa, particularly in cities, where emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles, minibuses,...
Published 2017.04.28: Publication

Technical background on India BS VI fuel specifications

The proposed Bharat Stage (BS) VI regulation for on-road vehicles in India includes contains both emission standards for new vehicles as well as specifications for reference and commercial gasoline...
Published 2016.04.22: Publication

Auto Fuel Policy Roadmap for India - What Next?

Following the submission of the Saumitra Chaudhari committee report on Auto Fuel Vision and Policy, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) is yet to announce a roadmap for BS VI emission...
Published 2015.08.10: Event

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

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

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

Breakthrough timeline for China ULSF standards

China’s State Council announced a detailed timeline for upgrading nationwide motor fuel quality to the “China V” standards, with maximum sulfur content of 10 ppm for both gasoline and diesel. The...
Published 2013.03.01: Publication

巴西、中国、印度和墨西哥过渡到超低硫燃料(ULSF)的技术和经济分析

先进的发动机和车辆排放控制技术需要清洁的燃油,尤其是超低硫汽油(ULSG)和超低硫柴油(ULSD)。在上个十年中,许多发达国家,包括美国、加拿大、西欧和日本,都过渡到了超低硫燃油(ULSF),尤其是超低硫汽油和超低硫柴油。比如,2006年美国制定了30ppm的汽油硫含量标准(平均值)和15ppm的柴油硫含量标准(最高值)。这些国家还制订和实施了控制汽油的挥发度、芳烃含量和苯含量,...
Published 2013.01.30: Publication

Proposed amendments to EU Fuel Quality and Renewable Energy Directives (revised)

In late September we provided an update on a draft proposal from the European Commission to amend Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) to address indirect land...
Published 2012.12.06: Publication

More on transitioning to ultra-low sulfur diesel in India

The ICCT recently released a new consultant report looking at the costs of transitioning to ultra-low sulfur fuels (ULSF) in India and other countries. Two important issues came up during a webinar...Answers to some questions posed during a recent webinar.
Published 2012.12.01: Blog Post

Technical and economic analysis of the transition to ultra-low sulfur fuels in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico

Advanced emission control technologies in engines and vehicles require clean fuels, especially ultra-low sulfur gasoline (ULSG) and diesel fuel (ULSD). In the past decade, many countries with...
Published 2012.11.07: Publication

Webinar: Transition to ultra-low-sulfur fuels in India

Cleaner air in India depends on cleaner diesel and petrol. The connection is straightforward. Stringent vehicle emissions standards require manufacturers to use advanced emission control devices....
Published 2012.10.26: Event

Improving Fuel Quality in India (webinar notes)

The ICCT India team last week broadcast the second webinar of its three-part series on analyses of cleaner vehicles and fuels in India. (E-mail us if you'd like to be informed of the next one, in...Some notes re. the 24 May webinar on fuel quality standards and compliance in India, with links to the recorded webinar and downloadable presentation.
Published 2012.05.29: Blog Post