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Early adoption of China VI vehicle fuel standards in Jing-Jin-Ji and surrounding areas

In the Air Pollution Control Action Plan2 released in 2013, China’s State Council set a goal of improving air quality in 2017, including a reduction in the urban concentration of particulate matter (...
Published 2018.04.10: 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

A global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles

Diesel engines power the dominant share of goods movement, construction equipment, and public transport vehicles in the global economy. This report presents a global strategy to reduce fine...
Published 2016.11.28: 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

广东省实施国5/V和国6/VI汽车排放标准的成本收益分析

本报告是国际清洁交通委员会(ICCT)对广东省实施更加严格的新车排放与燃油质量标准进行的成本效益分析。该报告对未来污染排放、健康与气候影响、以及相关成本进行预测分析。 分析结果表明,在广东提前实施国5/V(轻型车/重型车)排放标准和超低硫燃油标准可以迅速减少来自机动车的污染排放。污染排放的下降将减轻空气污染,提高公共健康,同时降低了影响气候变化污染物的排放。运用标准成本效益法,...
Published 2014.06.20: 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

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

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

Policy measures to finance the transition to lower sulfur motor fuels

[中文版本见下] Provides an overview of international experiences related to financing motor fuel desulfurization by introducing fiscal and other policy measures from Japan, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom,...
Published 2013.06.17: Publication

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

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

An Introduction to Petroleum Refining and the Production of Ultra Low Sulfur Gasoline and Diesel Fuel

This is the first work product of a comprehensive analysis of the economics of ULSG and ULSD production and supply in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico, being conducted by HART Energy and MathPro Inc...
Published 2011.11.22: Publication

China Clean Fuels Summit

Two recent events in Beijing, a journalist forum organized by the China Sustainable Energy Program (September 5) and the China Clean Fuels Summit (September 4–6), have focused attention on the...
Published 2011.09.26: News

Asian Clean Fuels Association: In Conversation with Michael Walsh

ICCT Chair Michael Walsh is featured in the Asian Clean Fuels Association News in the most recent issue (May 2011). An excerpt: “I think the lead fight is pretty much done,” Walsh said. “I consider...
Published 2011.06.06: News

CNG bus emissions roadmap

In the 1990s, there were several motivations for an increased interest in the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses around the globe. However, the imposition of more stringent emission standards...
Published 2010.06.15: Publication

Costs and Benefits of Reduced Sulfur Fuels in China

Motorized road transportation in China is growing at an incredible pace. The number of passenger cars in China more than doubled between 2000 and 2005, and fleets of large and small trucks, as well...
Published 2006.12.29: Publication

Low-sulfur gasoline and diesel: The key to lower vehicle emissions

It is impossible to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector without getting sulfur out of fuels. Sulfur is a pollutant itself, but more importantly it interferes with and eventually...
Published 2003.05.30: Publication