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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

Refrigerants for light-duty passenger vehicle air conditioning systems

Actions that reduce or eliminate HFC-134a emissions can make an important contribution toward lowering the overall climate impact of the global auto fleet. In the early 1990s, the automotive industry...
Published 2011.07.19: Publication

Reducing GHG Emissions from Ships

Marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves are a staple of policy discussions where there is a need to illustrate the incremental contributions of parts to a whole. As this paper demonstrates, they provide...
Published 2011.07.08: Publication

Vehicle electrification: An international perspective

Vehicle Electrification- an International Perspective View more presentations.
Published 2011.07.07: Publication

Tire Energy Efficiency

Tires are an often overlooked factor in passenger vehicle energy use. Readily achievable improvements in tire energy efficiency could reduce global fuel consumption from passenger vehicles by as much...
Published 2011.06.24: Publication

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