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Examines the cost of alternate marine fuels and presents a pathway for replacing heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.

Details on the latest measures that select European Union member states are taking to support advanced alternative fuels

Compiles a high-resolution ship emissions inventory in the Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD), a heavily populated and prosperous region with heavy ship traffic. Because this traffic contributes to poor local air quality, the Chinese government has identified the GPRD region as a key target for steps to control emissions from ships.

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.
Blog Post

Detailed timeline for upgrading nationwide motor fuel quality, to a standard for maximum sulfur content of 10 ppm for both gasoline and diesel.

Publication: Policy update

此报告关注于中国以及其他新兴市场国家对炼油能力的需求,对应的资本投入需要,以及过渡到超低硫汽油与超低硫柴油以及对汽油柴油进行其它一些改进所需的每升的提炼成本。结果显示,中国全国范围生产含硫量 10ppm 的汽油和柴油的平均增量成本分别为每升0.7美分(0.04人民币)和1.7美分(0.11 人民币)。鉴于许多中国城市的空气污染已经到达警戒水平,而汽车排放污染占了大气污染其中一大部分而且其份额还在继续增加,在全国范围内尽快尽早引入的引入超低硫燃油带来的益处将远远超过这样低廉的成本。

Publication: Report
We recently held a webinar on the costs and benefits of clean vehicles and fuels in India.
Blog Post

Investing in ultra-low-sulfur fuel and clean vehicle technologies in India will not come without costs. But the benefits, in terms of reduced healthcare costs and higher productivity, far outweigh them.

Publication: Briefing
The ICCT recently released a new consultant report looking at the costs of transitioning to ultra-low sulfur
Blog Post

Results of study of refining capability requirements, corresponding capital investment requirements, and per-liter refining costs to transition to ULSG and ULSD.

Publication: Consultant report

A technical and economic analysis of pathways and costs for India to produce ultra-low sulfur fuels.

The ICCT India team last week broadcast the second webinar of its three-part series on analyses of cleaner vehicles and fuels in India.
Blog Post

This briefing discusses the advantages of implementing a policy of “one country, one fuel, one regulation" and moving to further reduce fuel sulphur content in India.

Publication: Briefing