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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

Action plan for establishing ship emission control zones in China

On 4 December 2015, China’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) released an action plan for implementing Ship Emission Control Zones (ECZs) in three key coastal regions: the Yangtze River Delta Region (YRD...
Published 2016.05.27: Publication

The 4th Sino-US Workshop on Motor Vehicle Pollution Prevention and Control

On June 9-10, 2014, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Vehicle Emission Control Center of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (VECC-MEP) co-sponsored the 4th Sino-...
Published 2014.06.30: 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

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