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Indirect land use change in Europe (considering the policy options)

The European Commission is mandated by the Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality Directives to recommend a specific methodology to deal with indirect land use change, if deemed appropriate based on the...
Published 2011.11.22: Publication

IFPRI-MIRAGE 2011 modeling of indirect land use change

The key points relevant to the ongoing biofuel policy discussion: European biofuels mandates are likely to cause significant indirect land use change emissions. IFPRI calculates an average for the...
Published 2011.11.22: Publication

Best Practices for Fuel Quality Inspection Programs

Controlling the composition of vehicle fuel can reduce pollutant emissions from combustion and enable the use of advanced emission control technologies. Achieving best-practice vehicle emission...
Published 2011.11.18: Publication

Fleet distribution statistics for new LCVs in the EU in 2010

  This paper provides aggregated statistics for the fleet of new light-commercial vehicles in the EU for the year 2010. Light-commercial vehicles are defined as vehicles primarily intended for the...
Published 2011.11.16: Publication

Refining economics of a national low-sulfur, low-RVP gasoline standard

This study, performed by MathPro Inc. for the ICCT, analyzes the economics of sulfur and Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) control for gasoline. This is an extension of a 2009 MathPro study for the Alliance...
Published 2011.10.31: Publication

Vehicle test mass definition and inertia mass step-less approach

  At the 7th DTP meeting (Sept 12-14, 2011) it was agreed in principle to accept the proposal from the Netherlands (NL), Transport and Environment (T&E) and the International Council on Clean...
Published 2011.10.19: Publication

Focus on inertia classes

For historic reasons we make use of inertia classes and upper limits for inertia mass during the vehicle testing procedures today. Historically, the weight of a vehicle was represented by hanging...
Published 2011.10.19: Publication

Estimated Cost of Gasoline Particulate Filters

The gasoline particulate filter (GPF) is a device that can be installed on the tailpipe of a gasoline vehicle to capture and reduce emissions of particulate matter, a common pollutant. The European...
Published 2011.10.19: Publication

That was then, this is now

That was then, this is now: Opening presentation, 2011 ICCT Summit from Clean Transportation on Vimeo. To open the Seventh Summit Meeting of the International Council on Clean Transportation, ICCT...
Published 2011.10.13: Publication

Review of peat surface greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm plantations in Southeast Asia

Growth in palm oil production has been a key component of meeting growing global demand for vegetable oil, including for biodiesel, over recent decades. This growth has been accompanied by mounting...
Published 2011.10.04: Publication

Developing a world-class technology pathways program in China

Vehicle emissions controls are critical for safeguarding climate and air quality and fostering automotive technology development. Over the past ten years, China has begun the process of building a...
Published 2011.10.04: Publication

The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for New Ships

At the July 2011 session of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee, the represented Parties to MARPOL Annex VI adopted amendments to Annex VI Regulations...
Published 2011.10.03: Publication

U.S. heavy-duty vehicle standards

On August 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finalized a program to reduce greenhouse...
Published 2011.09.26: Publication

Empirical evidence on crop elasticities

This technical note addresses an important empirical issue in the study of biofuels and indirect land use. Incremental crops used by the biofuel industry are provided by some combination of decreased...
Published 2011.09.22: Publication

A Ten-Year Retrospective: The International Council on Clean Transportation

When clean air regulators from around the world first met in Bellagio, Italy in 2001 to agree on a set of common principles and goals for vehicle and fuels policies, they were prompted in part by the...
Published 2011.09.01: Publication

U.S. EPA/DOT Supplemental Notice of Intent Regarding Light-Duty Vehicle Standards for 2017–2025

On July 29 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Supplemental Notice of Intent (SNOI) on 2017–2025 Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle...
Published 2011.08.19: Publication

Estimates of carbon storage in wood products following land clearing

Biofuel production may lead to indirect land use change (ILUC) by displacing food production onto new cropland. The clearing of such land for expanding agriculture would result in large amounts of...
Published 2011.08.08: Publication

Evaluation of parameter-based vehicle emissions targets in the EU

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission performance standards for new passenger cars in the European Union are indexed to vehicle weight. But the regulation defining the long-term target of 95 g/km to be met...
Published 2011.07.21: Publication

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