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Bus manufacturers commit to bring cleaner 'soot-free' buses to 20 megacities

Paris, France (27 September 2017) — Four of the world’s largest bus and engine manufacturers have committed today to make it easier for major cities to purchase buses equipped with low emissions...
Published 2017.09.27: News

Distribution of air pollution from oceangoing vessels in the Greater Pearl River Delta, 2015

China is the world’s second largest economy and the largest trading nation in the world. Its coastline is visited by thousands of cargo-carrying ships on a daily basis. The Greater Pearl River Delta...
Published 2017.08.23: Publication

Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental tradeoffs

The use of heavy fuel oil (HFO)—the leftover residues from the crude oil refining process—as a marine fuel poses serious environmental and economic risks, especially in ecologically sensitive areas...
Published 2017.04.18: Publication

Beyond hazardous

In Beijing, air pollution is once again off the charts. The first red alert of the winter was issued in December while I was there, and the heavy smog (mixed with apparently hazardous fog) is now...In Beijing, air pollution is once again off the charts. The air-quality challenge is exacerbated by geographical and meteorological conditions, but the human-made pollution is anything but a natural...
Published 2017.01.04: Blog Post

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

Case study: Refineries in Vietnam

Vietnam has set ambitious fuel quality standards in an effort to curb worsening air pollution from vehicle emissions (Clean Air Asia; Vietnam Environmental Administration, 2013). At the same time,...
Published 2016.02.03: Publication

Case study: Adoption of low-sulfur fuel standards in Peru

Rapid population and economic growth in Peru has fueled a sharp increase in the country’s vehicle fleet, raising concerns about air quality. The government has responded with emission standards for...
Published 2016.02.03: Publication

Case study: The Egyptian Refining Company project in Cairo

Egypt has made advances in fuel quality over the past decade by introducing unleaded gasoline, but like many countries in Africa still supplies diesel with very high sulfur content, up to 10,000 ppm...
Published 2016.02.03: Publication

Brazil is not ready for diesel cars

The Portuguese version of this blog was developed by Instituto de Energia e Meio Ambiente (IEMA). Sales of diesel passenger cars and commercial vehicles with capacity inferior to 1,000 kg have been...Brazil should hold the line and continue to ban sales of diesel passenger cars.
Published 2015.09.28: Blog Post

Fast and Furious

China’s State Council decided last month to lower the cap on sulfur content in gasoline and diesel for on-road vehicles to 10 parts per million (ppm) in 2016. This is a huge leap for a country whose...Having slashed sulfur content limits for on-road diesel fuel, China's policymakers may turn their attention to other sources of particulate pollution. With official limits for marine fuel an eye-...
Published 2015.05.18: Blog Post

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

The end of the era of heavy fuel oil in maritime shipping

Since the 1960s, heavy fuel oil (HFO) has been the king of marine fuels. Viscous, dirty, yet inexpensive and widely available, HFO propelled a long period of robust growth in international shipping,...Viscous, dirty, yet cheap and widely available, HFO propelled a long period of robust growth in international shipping. But its price doesn't reflect its impacts on the environment and human health,...
Published 2014.07.09: Blog Post

Costs and benefits of China 5/V and 6/VI standards in Guangdong Province

The ICCT conducted a cost-benefit analysis of the introduction of stringent new vehicle emissions and fuel-quality standards in Guangdong Province. The analysis estimates future emissions, health and...
Published 2014.06.16: 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

Impact of standards on premature mortality and emissions: Brazil

[O Impacto de Padrões Avançados ... Brasil no Contexto Global] Brazil accounts for 3.5 percent of all early deaths worldwide from exposure to urban vehicle particle emissions and approximately 31...
Published 2013.10.01: Publication

Policy summary: India's vehicle emissions control program

The ICCT has just completed a comprehensive assessment of the past, present, and potential future direction of vehicle emission control measures in India, setting Indian policy options in the context...
Published 2013.07.03: 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

Hong Kong takes an important first step in regulating shipping emissions

In his first annual policy address earlier this year, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced a number of policies to address transportation emissions. Among these was a proposal to...Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has announced a proposal to require ships to switch to low-sulfur fuel while berthed, an action that would make Hong Kong the first port in Asia with such a mandate.
Published 2013.04.19: 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

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