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ILUC factors and palm oil yields: Resolving an apparent contradiction

Farmers and other biofuel stakeholders sometimes express disbelief in the magnitude of indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions that researchers say is associated with palm oil biodiesel. For...Palm plantations have a much higher yield of vegetable oil per hectare compared to rapeseed and other oil crops. How can the ILUC emissions for palm oil biodiesel be so much higher than for those...
Published 2018.05.31: Blog Post

Changes to the motor vehicle type-approval system in the European Union

In spring 2018, the political bodies of the European Union (EU) adopted a number of measures designed to improve the procedure for determining emissions of new road vehicles. These measures are part...
Published 2018.05.29: Publication

Privacy policy

Effective Date: May 25, 2018 This document outlines the data or personal information collected by ICCT or affiliated services and its use. The ICCT does not share personal data with any third...
Published 2018.05.23: Page

Deixado para trás: Brasil poderá ser o último grande mercado automotivo a adotar o padrão Euro VI

Post in English O Brasil poderá ser o último dos grandes mercados automotivos sem padrões equivalentes ao Euro VI para caminhões e ônibus. As emissões de veículos novos são controladas através de...O padrão P-8 equivalente ao Euro VI é uma das políticas públicas mais custo efetivas que o Brasil poderia adotar na luta contra a poluição dos ônibus e caminhões.
Published 2018.05.23: Blog Post

Left in the dust: Brazil might be the last major automotive market to adopt Euro VI standards

Post em Português Brazil might be the last major automotive market without Euro VI-equivalent standards in place for heavy-duty trucks and buses. Emissions from new vehicles are controlled through...Euro VI-equivalent standards are one of the most cost-effective public policies Brazil could adopt to address air pollution from buses and heavy-duty vehicles.
Published 2018.05.23: Blog Post

NOx technology breakthrough or media stunt to halt diesel’s demise?

Bosch recently announced, with great fanfare, a breakthrough in the automotive world: A new technology that would solve once and for all the nitrogen oxide (NOx) problem of diesel engines. Being the...A new technology was recently announced that would solve the nitrogen oxide emission problem from diesel engines. But, is this really a new technological breakthrough?
Published 2018.05.22: Blog Post

Electromobility applied to public transit buses: Challenges, benefits, and opportunities

The Brazilian Ministry of Cities, Ministry of Industry and Foreign Commerce and Services, and GIZ jointly organized this workshop to strengthen knowledge, improve technical capacity, and establish...
Published 2018.05.18: Event

The European Commission proposal for heavy-duty vehicle CO2 standards sets fair, far-sighted, and achievable targets

The European Commission today proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles. It is Europe’s first attempt at setting mandatory targets for reducing the greenhouse gas...
Published 2018.05.17: News

New study shows where the auto industry is primed for the transition to electric vehicles

Automakers continue to highlight their plans to shift to electric vehicles. Their plans include the launch of hundreds of new electric models within just a few years. This amounts to a massive shift...
Published 2018.05.15: News

Jacopo Giuntoli

Published 2018.05.15: Profile

Power play: How governments are spurring the electric vehicle industry

This white paper provides a detailed assessment of light-duty electric vehicle sales and manufacturing, including the associated battery production and its suppliers. We analyze where electric...
Published 2018.05.15: Publication

Fuel consumption and emissions testing of a best-in-class tractor-trailer in the US

The ICCT commissioned the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions at West Virginia University to conduct track testing and chassis dynamometer testing to determine the aerodynamic drag...
Published 2018.05.15: Publication

Fuel consumption testing of tractor-trailers in the European Union and the United States

The ICCT commissioned the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics of the Graz University of Technology and the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions at West...
Published 2018.05.15: Publication

Yes, your mother loves the flowers, but maybe not the cost of flying them in

Twice a year, at Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, newspapers in the U.S. often print articles informing the public where their flowers come from. While the main purpose of these stories may be to...Around Mother’s Day, media outlets often publish articles about where the flowers we buy often originate and the extraordinary efforts taken to transport them to the U.S. How much jet fuel is burned...
Published 2018.05.09: Blog Post

California’s continued electric vehicle market development

This briefing provides an update on the growth in electric vehicle sales in California through 2017. It quantifies electric vehicle market growth across California local markets, provides broader U.S...
Published 2018.05.07: Publication

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption standards for heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union

Heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union so far have not been subject to carbon dioxide emissions or fuel-consumption standards, making Europe the largest market without mandatory limits for such...
Published 2018.05.06: Publication

The new passenger car fleet in China, 2014: Technology assessment and comparison, 2014 versus 2010

China, the world’s largest passenger car market since 2009, has adopted a series of fuel-consumption regulations, starting in 2004. If all manufacturers meet their corporate-average fuel consumption...
Published 2018.05.03: Publication

ICAO, why can’t you be a bit more like your sister?

Arguably, the biggest climate news so far in 2018 is the International Maritime Organization, or IMO, finally adopting a global climate framework for international shipping. In doing so, it joined...IMO and ICAO, the sister UN agencies governing international shipping and aviation, have both struck global deals on greenhouse gas emissions. But why, oh why ICAO, can’t you be more like your sister...
Published 2018.05.02: Blog Post

How to think about vehicle bans: An update after two major European judicial decisions

In August and again in December of last year, I was asked to speak about the implications of the surprising surge in public announcements of future bans on certain types of vehicles. At the time, I...There has been a surprising surge in announcements by cities and national governments of future bans on certain types of vehicles. These bans are a signal of growing political will, impatience with...
Published 2018.05.02: Blog Post

News reports and features, April 2018

Rolling back GHG light vehicle rules: what does it mean for trucking? —Fleet Owner, 4/2/2018 Das neue Verordnungsmonster der EU ist bürokratischer Aktionismus —STERN.de, 4/2/2018 How U.S. Fuel...
Published 2018.04.30: News

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