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Fact sheet: International policy impacts on palm oil in Indonesia

Global demand for palm oil has been growing rapidly, with worldwide imports almost tripling since 2000. Indonesia produces 51% of international palm oil and palm kernel oil imports. While overall...
Published 2019.01.30: Publication

International policy and market drivers of Indonesian palm oil demand

Indonesia produces roughly half of all palm oil and palm kernel oil globally. Palm oil has a variety of uses in food, animal feed, oleochemicals, and other industrial purposes. One significant use of...
Published 2019.01.30: Publication

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

The hardest part of cellulosic biofuels in India might be collecting the rice straw

India recently announced its National Policy on Biofuels, which includes ambitious targets for ethanol and biodiesel produced primarily from non-food and non-feed sources. The policy aspires to...A new policy in India aims promote cellulosic biofuel production from sustainable feedstocks, something no other country has managed to do. Can the country succeed?
Published 2018.10.11: Blog Post

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

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

The case for early implementation of stricter fuel quality and vehicle emission standards in India

The 2013 Auto Fuel Policy Committee is charged with establishing a roadmap for vehicle emission and fuel quality standards in India through 2025. While there is a general consensus that India...
Published 2013.08.16: Publication

India’s diesel fuel price hike: Better for fuel under-recoveries, inadequate to stem passenger car dieselization

Last spring, my colleague Hui He blogged about then-new vehicle taxes in India. She argued that the increase in excise taxes on bigger passenger cars was a welcome step toward disincentivizing the...The Indian government's decision to phase out diesel subsidies is good as far as it goes, but it doesn't go as far as it could.
Published 2013.02.13: 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

Biodiesel carbon intensity, sustainability and effects on vehicles and emissions

This paper summarizes direct and indirect emission and sustainability impacts of biodiesel and assesses the effect of biodiesel blends from the most common feedstocks on compression ignition engine...
Published 2012.01.17: 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

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

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