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ICCT Report on LNG Pathway Makes Flawed Assumptions Based on Outdated Data

(SEA-LNG) SEA-LNG responds to a report by the NGO International Council on Clean Transportation: Comparing the Future Demand for, Supply of, and Life-Cycle Emissions from Bio, Synthetic, and Fossil LNG Marine Fuels in the European Union —   The recent ICCT study comparing the demand for, supply of and life-cycle emissions

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Could Contribute Strongly to Aviation’s 2050 Goals, Finds ICCT Study

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online) If deployed to their maximum potential, liquid hydrogen-powered aircraft could enable aviation emissions to be capped at 2035 levels, although a 6-12% reduction in CO2e emissions relative to projected 2050 levels is more realistic, finds an ICCT study. However, such aircraft, assuming they enter service by

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

SAF Could Make up 5.5% of 2030 EU Jet Fuel Demand with Targeted Support, Estimates ICCT Feedstock Study

(GreenAir Online) Analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows there are sufficient sources of sustainable feedstock to support the production of 3.4 million tonnes (Mt) of advanced sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) annually in the EU by 2030, around 5.5% of projected EU jet fuel demand. Waste oils is

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

ICCT’s Vision 2050: “Ambitious Yet Feasible”

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies)  … ICCT (International Council on Clean Transportation) has been and, it’s clear in this document will continue to be, a major change agent for transport decarbonization globally. ICCT will use the results of the analysis presented in this document to guide its strategic approach

October 1, 2020 Read Full Article

ICCT: Potential Biomass-Based Diesel Production in the United States by 2032

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies) One of the biggest issues I’ve been working on in my consulting practice over the last year is related to the scale up of renewable diesel (RD also known as hydrogenated vegetable oil or HVO). Who is investing? Where are the facilities going to be

March 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Explosive New ICCT Report Says “Offsets” Will Dominate “Alternative Fuels” in Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Bulk of aviation emissions reductions will be achieved through carbon offsets,” not fuels, writes ICCT Slow scale-up foreseen for biofuels Challenges in feedstock costs Carbon pricing too little, too late The fatal distortion lies in petroleum markets In Washington, the International Council on Clean Transport reports

June 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Lost Generation: ICCT’s Financing Scheme to Jump Start Advanced Biofuels at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One thing that is clear in hindsight from the flow of energy project investment between 2010 and 2014 is that investors believed in three predictions that didn’t come true: … All of this turned out to be nonsense. Yet, we are left with underutilized fracking capacity,

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Considerations for the ReFuelEU Aviation Trilogue

by Chelsea Baldino and Jayant Mukhopadhaya (International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT))   This briefing paper assesses the differences between the European Commission proposal for a ReFuelEU aviation regulation and the European Parliament and the Council of European Union’s amendments. It identifies which proposals would increase low-greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance options

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Catalyst with Shayle Kann Podcast: Electric and Hydrogen-Fueled Planes Are Coming. But Will They Really Decarbonize Aviation?

by Shayle Kann (Canary Media/Post Script Media)  There’s a crowd of low-carbon technologies vying for a slice of the aviation market. On one hand, the long-haul portion of the market will likely rely on sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), which still emit greenhouse gases but could be offset to achieve net zero. On the

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Group Urges CARB to Limit Biobased Diesel from Lipids under California LCFS

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  The International Council on Clean Transportation suggests setting a cap on lipids “would prevent California’s [biobased diesel] market shifting from one that is primarily waste oil-based to one increasingly reliant on food-based fuels with the highest sustainability risks.” The International Council on Clean Transportation

August 9, 2022 Read Full Article

In 30 Years, Your Summer Plane Flight May Be a Little More Expensive. It Could Also Be Carbon-Free.

by Elizabeth Weise (USA Today/Yahoo!)  As millions of Americans hop on airplanes heading to favorite vacation spots, the industry is gearing for a bigger journey – one that will tackle removing the carbon emissions from those flights over the next 30 years. To achieve that goal by 2050, a report released

June 16, 2022 Read Full Article

Vision 2050: Aligning Aviation with the Paris Agreement

by Brandon Graver, Sola Zheng, Dan Rutherford, Jayant Mukhodpadhaya, Erik Pronk (International Council on Clean Transportation) Airlines and governments have committed to achieving net-zero emissions from aviation by mid-century. In this report, we develop a roadmap to evaluate the emission impacts of ICCT scenarios for aviation technology and operations using a

June 10, 2022 Read Full Article

Research Group Urges EPA to Nix ZEV Credit System

by Arianna Skibell (E&E News)  The International Council on Clean Transportation says the proposed zero-emission vehicle credit system, which allows manufacturers to use EV credits to offset emissions, would raise the pollution limit. The International Council on Clean Transportation is calling on EPA to abandon its proposed zero-emission vehicle credit

May 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Can ‘Green Corridors’ Tackle Shipping’s Giant Carbon Footprint?

by Isabelle Gerretsen (China Dialogue) At last year’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, 22 countries, including the UK, US, Germany and Japan, signed up to the Clydebank Declaration, announcing their intention to establish various zero-emissions shipping routes known as “green corridors”. By 2025, the aim is to have set up at least

May 3, 2022 Read Full Article

The Bottom Line on Sustainable Shipping: Can the Shipping Industry Reach Zero Emissions?

(Climate Now) If the international shipping sector were a country, it would be the sixth largest CO2 emitting nation in the world. Every year, 11 billion tons of goods – about 80% of all the goods we use or consume – reach us by ship, emitting nearly a billion tons

May 3, 2022 Read Full Article

Discrepancy in British and Irish Used Cooking Oil Imports Raises Biofuel Fraud Concerns

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com)  A new analysis suggests more Malaysian used cooking oil (UCO) was exported to Britain and Ireland than was collected in the country, raising fears that banned substances are being fraudulently passed off as the valuable biofuel feedstock. Malaysia collects 48-71 kilotonnes of UCO annually, or around

March 8, 2022 Read Full Article

EU Biofuel Plan Increases Risk of Fraudulent Imports from Asia: Study

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV) EU proposals aimed at cutting transport emissions risk boosting the amount of fraudulent used cooking oil (UCO) imported into the EU, according to a new study by the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT), a US-based non-profit organisation. The study, published on Tuesday (22 February), compares UCO collection

February 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Industry Slams Lack of Transparency in EU Approval Process for ‘Sustainable Biofuels’

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) The consortium advising the European Commission on suitable sources for the production of sustainable biofuels has come under fire for failing to disclose the criteria used to evaluate feedstocks to industry. The European Commission has asked the consortium to prepare a report to guide lawmakers on

January 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral (Oil)? Exploring the Potential Impacts of New Renewable Diesel Capacity on Oil and Fat Markets in the United States

by Chris Malins and Cato Sandford (International Council on Clean Transportation)  This report provides an overview of the U.S. renewable diesel market and explores the potential market and environmental impacts of increased renewable diesel capacity. The United States currently supports renewable diesel supply through the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, a biomass-based

January 19, 2022 Read Full Article

The Race to Secure Clean Energy Materials

by Ben Gelman (Axios) Minerals used in power generation technologies  … One persistent theme in analyses of the transition to cleaner energy is the scramble to obtain supplies needed for renewables projects, electric vehicle batteries and other low-carbon tech. The big picture: “A typical electric car requires six times the mineral inputs of

December 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Airlines Want to Make Flight More Sustainable. How Will They Do It?

by Leigh Krietsch Boerner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Air travel produces millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. New technologies could help airlines reduce their emissions and meet their sustainability goals — …  Airlines are trying to reduce their emissions in several ways. Probably the most common is

November 18, 2021 Read Full Article

To What Extent Can Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Mitigate the Environmental Impact of Flying?

by Mike McCurdy and Angus Reid-Kay (ICF)  … Since SAF is operationally identical and certified as “Jet-A1” fuel, no changes are required in aircraft or engine fuel systems, distribution infrastructure, or storage facilities. That allows SAF use as an interim—and long-term—solution to decarbonizing the aviation industry, while electric and clean hydrogen powertrains

November 11, 2021 Read Full Article

U.S. States Push to Surpass World Emissions Norms on Aviation

by David Shepardson and Allison Lampert (Reuters) U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration should exceed global standards designed to curb emissions from flights, as pressure mounts to limit the sector’s greenhouse gases, five states told the White House in a letter seen by Reuters. Major plane and engine makers joined airlines this week in

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Biofuel Program Sputters on Weak Emissions Accounting

by Sibélia Zanon  (Mongabay; Translated by Maya Johnson) • The RenovaBio program has been encouraging biofuel producers in Brazil to emit less carbon dioxide since the end of 2019. The program survived a rocky first year brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and volatility in the carbon credit market, but

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

UK Considers Mandating Flight Emissions Information to Help Travellers Cut Their Carbon Footprint

by Christopher Surgenor  (GreenAir Online)  As part of its ‘Jet Zero’ strategy to ensure the aviation sector meets the national target of net zero emissions by 2050, the UK government is considering whether to mandate the provision of standard, reliable and accurate environmental information to encourage travellers at the time

August 31, 2021 Read Full Article

The Tough Calculus of Emissions and the Future of EVs

by Mark Mills (TechCrunch)  From materials and batteries to manufacturing, calculating the real carbon cost of EVs is just getting started — … While an EV self-evidently emits nothing while driving, about 80% of its total lifetime emissions arise from the combination of the embodied energy in fabricating the battery

August 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Feedstock List Should Be Enlarged to Meet EU Target: Industry

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) The list of EU-approved sustainable fuel sources should be expanded to meet the higher targets for second-generation biofuels under the updated renewable energy directive, according to the advanced biofuels industry. … The leaked draft also includes an increase in the renewables target for transport, from 14%

July 8, 2021 Read Full Article

IATA Urges EU Legislators to Adopt a Cautious Approach on SAF Blending Mandate Scope

by Mark Pilling  (GreenAir Online)  IATA has indicated it supports mandating the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) on international flights departing EU airports, which the European Commission is expected to propose in its upcoming ReFuelEU Aviation legislation, but only with what it considers should be the “right framework” that

June 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Airlines Skirting SAF Requirements in EU, Known as ‘Tankering,’ Could Be Real Issue by 2035

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Digest) The International Council on Clean Transportation published a working paper in late April on potential so-called “tankering” issues that may foreseeably arise from an EU sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) mandate under development, which would require an increasing share of SAF in jet fuel at European

May 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Biden Faces Pressure to Drive Gasoline and Diesel Cars out of the US

by Oliver Milman (The Guardian)  Joe Biden’s administration, seeking deep cuts to planet-heating emissions, is facing pressure to take a previously unthinkable step: declare the end of the internal combustion engine in the US. Washington state has moved to call time on the age of gasoline and diesel cars, with the legislature

May 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Potential Biofuel Production Pathways in Indonesia: Overview of Processes, Feedstocks, and Types of Fuel

by Tenny Kristiana and Chelsea Baldino  (International Council on Clean Transportation) Because of its abundant biofuel feedstocks, Indonesia has the potential to produce biofuels via a number of pathways, including using different technologies and feedstocks to create different fuels. There is strong policy support in the country for biodiesel, and the government

April 20, 2021 Read Full Article

How Green Are Electric Vehicles? In Short: Very Green. But Plug-in Cars Still Have Environmental Effects.

by Hiroko Tabuchi and Brad Plumer (New York Times) Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed. — … But a lot depends on how much coal is being burned to charge up those plug-in vehicles. And electric grids still need to get much, much

April 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Aviation Sector and NGOs Agree on Sustainability of Future Fuels

(European Climate Foundation) Given that EU leaders have committed to achieving a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050, there is a growing focus on how to accelerate the transition towards climate-neutral aviation. As the European Union is about to unveil new targets for sustainable aviation fuel in 2021, a group of major European

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Air Quality Impacts of Palm Biodiesel in Indonesia

by Jane O’Malley, Stephanie Searle, and Tenny Kristiana (International Council on Clean Transportation) As Indonesia moves toward more advanced vehicle emission standards, lower sulfur limits in fuel, and palm biodiesel expansion, it is important to understand the impact that increasing palm biodiesel blending rates is likely to have on vehicle emissions. This

January 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Emissions Scandal Fears as Tests Suggest Plug-in Hybrids Emit ‘More Pollution than Advertised’

by Madeleine Cuff (iNews) The tests found that even when the cars had a fully charged battery and were driving in optimal conditions, emissions were still 28-89% higher  — Plug-in hybrid cars might not be as green as manufacturers let on. Tests on three of the most popular plug-in models reveal emissions are far

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

What do the Commercial Trucks of the Future Look Like in 2040? Does Diesel Have a Sell by Date?

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Rather than having a “sell by“ date, diesel will remain as the dominant technology moving the nation’s freight for decades to come. — Recent headlines “Daimler, Volvo Show Hydrogen is Here, Diesel Has a Sell-By Date” (Trucks.com, November 2, 2020) touts the new interest in hydrogen for heavy-duty

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Norwegian Targets 45% Improvement in Carbon Efficiency and to Use 500 Million Litres of SAF by 2030

(GreenAir Online)  Low-cost carrier Norwegian has pledged to improve the carbon efficiency of its operations by reducing carbon emissions per passenger kilometre (pax/km) by 45% by 2030, compared to 2010 levels. Carbon emissions per pax/km have fallen by 28% from 2010 to 2019 and Norwegian will need a further reduction of

October 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Renovare Fuels’ Chairman Explores How Aviation Can Go Green

(Biofuels International)  The aviation industry is synonymous with producing high volumes of carbon emissions. In 2019, flights produced 915 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) according to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). As such, making air transport ‘green’ has become a top political priority, with the UK Government recently

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

EPA Proposes CO2 Standards for Aircraft PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE: October 19, 2020

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA proposed setting fuel efficiency standards for aircraft engines to bring the U.S. in line with rules set by the International Civil Aviation Organization to reduce carbon dioxide, although green groups have long decried the ICAO standards as inadequate to driving down emissions from the aircraft

July 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Efforts to Link US Airline Rescue Package to Carbon Targets Resisted as Industry Faces Unprecedented Times

(GreenAir Online) Attempts have failed to link the future carbon emissions performance of US airlines to the rescue package aimed at helping the beleaguered sector through the coronavirus crisis. Congress voted last Friday to provide the US aviation industry around $60 billion in grants and potential loans as part of

March 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Climate Change Measures Progress at ICAO Assembly

(Air Transport Action Group) Governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 40th Assembly in Montreal have supported the prioritisation of work on developing a long-term goal for aviation CO2 emissions, with that work to be completed for presentation at the next ICAO Assembly in 2022. They also re-affirmed support

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Opportunities and Risks for Continued Biofuel Expansion in Brazil

by Nikita Pavlenko and Carmen Araujo  (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Brazil’s advanced biofuel industry lags far behind the production capacity of its first-generation biofuel industry. Brazil’s reliance on crop-derived biofuel feedstocks, in conjunction with its vulnerable forests and savannah, presents unique risks to the climate if biofuel industry expansion continues

July 31, 2019 Read Full Article

How Real-World Vehicle Emissions Data Helps Cities Become Emission-Free

(Autocar Professional)  Poor air quality is a major issue for virtually every city globally. It not only affects people’s health, but also other living beings and the environment, says The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) initiative. The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative is a partnership of expert groups with a shared interest in

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

World Environment Day: Strong Economies Drive Clean Environments

(Diesel Technology Forum)  New generations of advanced technology diesel engines, cleaner diesel fuel, and renewable biofuels pave the way for global prosperity and accelerate clean air progress  —  The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement on the occasion of United Nations World Environment Day: Makers and suppliers of diesel engines, equipment and fuels

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

The Cost of Supporting Alternative Jet Fuels in the European Union

by Nikita Pavlenko, Stephanie Searle, and Adam Christensen (International Council on Clean Transportation) Alternative jet fuels (AJFs) are among the few available in-sector approaches to reduce aviation sector emissions. Although the aviation sector has not played a prominent role in fuels policy to date, policymakers are increasingly incorporating aviation fuels into

March 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Analysis of High and Low Indirect Land-Use Change Definitions in European Union Renewable Fuel Policy

by Stephanie Searle & Jacopo Giuntoli (International Council on Clean Transportation)  The European Union (EU) will continue incentivizing the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels through its recast Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030 (RED II). This directive includes a provision to limit and phase out by 2030 the contribution of

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

One Day at the World’s Leading Biomass Technology Conference, EUBCE 2018

by Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Renaissance-era facades capped with green copper patina and orange clay shingles harmonize seamlessly with imaginative, hallmark-of-Scandinavia, hyper-modern structures in downtown Copenhagen. The city provided the perfect backdrop for this year’s European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE 2018), where European and international companies and organizations promoted

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

A Sound and Rational View of Biofuels in North America

by Lawrence Sullivan (Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining)  … After much efforts to fund the development of biofuels by both governments and the venture capitalists, there were some awakenings and realizations. One, the capital-intensive nature of power and petroleum means adoption of new technologies must await the amortization of old technologies. There is no Moore’s

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

IMO Moves Forward with Ban on Vessels Carrying High-Sulphur Fuel

by Jonathan Saul and Libby George (Reuters)  The International Maritime Organization said it approved on Friday an amendment that would ban ships unequipped to strip sulphur from carrying high-sulphur fuel from 2020 – when new sulphur-content limits come into effect; New 2020 limits cut the amount of sulphur in the fuel that

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Compatibility of Mid-Level Biodiesel Blends in Vehicles in Indonesia

by Stephanie Searle and Kristine Bitnere (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Indonesia promotes biodiesel consumption through a blending mandate and a subsidy program. The current required biodiesel blend level in transport fuels is 20%, set to increase to 30% in 2020. The mid-level blends required to meet the mandate may raise

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Weak Governance at UN Shipping Agency Delaying Action on Climate Change

(Transparency International Secretariat)  The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is at risk of unresolved conflicts of interest due to shortcomings in its governance, according to preliminary key findings of a new study by Transparency International. Private shipping-industry concerns could have undue influence over the policymaking process at the IMO, concluded the anti-corruption organisation. This

April 9, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Publishes CAFE Standards Mid-Term Evaluation Final Determination

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  On April 2, 2018, the Administrator signed the Mid-term Evaluation Final Determination which finds that the model year 2022-2025 greenhouse gas standards are not appropriate in light of the record before EPA and, therefore, should be revised. The Federal Register Notice announcing the Administrator’s decision is available

April 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EU Needs Advanced Biofuels Boost to Reach Climate Goals, Transport Decarbonisation

by  Marko Janhunen (EurActiv/Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels)  The International Energy Agency confirms that sustainable biofuels are needed to secure transport decarbonisation. The European Parliament’s Industry Committee, for its part, confirms the need to set a specific mandate for advanced biofuels, writes Marko Janhunen. The European Parliament’s industry committee last week assessed

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Found a Carbon Rule It Can Like

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Sure EPA is proposing to roll back the Clean Power Plan, but that doesn’t mean all carbon rules are off the table: The agency is even now working on a rule to regulate carbon from jet engines, Pro’s Eric Wolff reports . The rule would

October 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Scania Will Provide Clean Buses to 20 Major Cities

(Scania) Scania today joins the Global Industry Partnership on Soot-Free Clean Bus Fleets with a commitment to, by 2018, provide modern soot-free buses to 20 major cities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Australia.  “To tackle the challenge of poor air quality and climate change, Scania is proud to offer clean

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

A Sticky Matter: Sugar Molasses Dent EU’s Ambitions on Advanced Biofuels

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv)  Sugar molasses, which the European Commission sees as “advanced” biofuel, present many of the same problems as conventional biofuels – including a potential increase in food prices and land competition for food production. But their definition as biofuels keeps the sugar industry happy, EURACTIV.com has learned. The European

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Waste Not Want Not: Understanding the Greenhouse Gas Implications of Diverting Waste and Residual Materials to Biofuel Production

(International Council on Clean Transportation) … Indirect emissions can also result from the use of waste and residual materials for biofuel production. For example, fatty acid distillates from palm oil refining are currently utilized in applications including oleochemicals, soaps, and animal feeds. If these materials were instead used for biofuel production,

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest), explaining how international efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of aviation that focus on cheap offsets accomplish exactly the opposite:  “We do need change. Right now, we’re leasing public land at absurdly low rates so that consumers don’t pay high fuel prices. Now we want airlines

June 22, 2017 Read Full Article

High Potential in North America for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels but Unlikely to Make Impact on ICAO Emissions Goal

(GreenAir Online)  North America has a higher potential for the production of sustainable alternative jet fuels than other regions of the world because of its available resources but it is unlikely that switching to low-carbon fuels alone can make the necessary reductions in carbon emissions projected by ICAO to ensure

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Expert: Biofuels Tug-of-War Is an EU Invention

by  Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The conflict between second and first generation biofuels – depicted as good and bad for the environment – only exists in Brussels. In fact, it’s the brainchild of the European Commission, Eric Sievers told EURACTIV.com. Eric Sievers is director of investments at Ethanol Europe. He spoke

May 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Can America Really Be ‘Great Again’ With A Gutted EPA?

by Margo T. Oge (Huffington Post)  …  Businessmen are always looking for a good return on investment. America’s environmental protections are a steal. The public health benefits of a cleaner environment and a healthier workforce are far greater than the costs of achieving them. By 2020, for example, the benefits

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens & Mexico City Stumble; African Nations Get It Right on Policies for Cleaner Air with Cleaner Diesel Fuel & Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Last week, the mayors of four cities – Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens – announced they had pledged to remove diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025.  Last week, five African countries – Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Nigeria and Benin – announced they would reject shipments of

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Partners with NGOs and Green Think-Tanks to Drive Sustainable Low Carbon Fuels

(Globe Newswire/UPM)  ENGOs, think-tanks and the advanced biofuel industry have been collaborating on defining policy boundaries for European fuels policy that recognises the need to safeguard sustainability while stimulating investments into a truly sustainable advanced biofuels industry. Following the Paris Agreement, it becomes increasingly urgent to tackle emission from the

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Paris High Ambition Countries Call for Urgent Action on Aviation Emissions and a Robust Global Carbon Scheme

(GreenAir Online)  Members of the High Ambition Coalition, which played a pivotal role in the successful outcome of the global climate negotiations last December that resulted in the Paris Agreement, have joined forces to call for urgent action to curb the growth of emissions from the aviation sector. Representing both

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Potential for Advanced Biofuels Production from Palm Residues in Indonesia

by Julia Paltseva, Stephanie Searle, Chris Malins (International Council on Clean Transportation) Indonesia is the world’s leading producer of palm oil, supplying almost half of the commodity globally. Its palm oil industry continues to expand rapidly, in part to meet domestic goals for increased biodiesel blending, but this expansion causes carbon losses through

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Indonesia’s Delusional Strategy for Reducing GHG Emissions

(International Council on Clean Transportation)  …  Indonesia’s policies promoting the development of biofuels has always been portrayed as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Government officials and the oil palm industry assert that implementation of 20% biofuel blending mandate would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 9 million to 18

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

ICAO Carbon Offsetting Scheme Moves a Step Closer to Agreement as Council Releases Final Draft Resolution Text

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s 36-State governing Council has released final draft text of a Resolution to be put before the UN agency’s triennial Assembly later this month on a global market-based measure (GMBM) aimed at keeping global net CO2 emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels. The new text moves away

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Analysis of the Current Development of Household UCO Collection Systems in the EU

(International Council on Clean Transportation)  Explores the potential for improving home collection of used cooking oil for biodiesel production in the EU.  —  Used cooking oil (UCO) is a low carbon feedstock for biodiesel production in the EU, but this resource is not fully utilized. While collection of UCO from

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Availability, Use, and Removal of Oil Palm Biomass in Indonesia

by Christopher Teh Boon Sung (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Reviews the environmental impacts of removing palm residues from plantations and estimates how much of this resource could potentially be used for advanced biofuels in Indonesia. ICCT commissioned this study by Dr. Christopher Teh Boon Sung, a professor at the University

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

NGOs Set out Their Vision of How a Global Carbon Scheme for Aviation Can Align with Paris Ambitions

(GreenAir Online)  The International Coalition on Sustainable Aviation (ICSA), an umbrella group of six NGOs, has launched a campaign called FlightPath 1.5 to ensure emissions from international aviation are capped and then reduced in line with the climate ambitions of the Paris Agreement. Despite being left out of the Agreement,

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Back on the EU Agenda

by Sonja van Renssen (Energy Post)  Biofuels are returning to the political agenda in Europe as EU policymakers start to shape a strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport after 2020. Biofuels producers continue to argue that they are an essential part of the solution, even as the low

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Breaking Europe’s Addiction to Oil

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes)  Former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Novozymes’ CEO take steps to highlight Europe’s problematic addiction to oil – and what can be done about it  —  … Europe is addicted to oil. We live in a fossil-fuel-driven economy, and

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Impact of Real-World Driving on Emissions from UK Cars and Vans

(Committee on Climate Change)  Passenger cars and vans contribute to 17% of the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions, and therefore have an important role to play in meeting future CO2 targets. Despite rapid falls in the official CO2 emissions of new cars sold in the UK in recent years, evidence of a

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

NOxgate Expands: 93% of Diesel Vehicles Tested Fail to Meet Euro 6 NOx Emission Standards; Average Is 7 Times over the Limit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The VW crisis just keeps getting worse, with Volkswagen suspending its VW, Audi, and Porsche R&D chiefs, as Audi confirmed that 2.1 million of its vehicles were outfitted with defeat devices, and reports surfaced that the company was ignored warnings issued years ago by staff and

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

VW Scandal Raises Doubts over Clean Diesel and Lab-Based Emissions Testing

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On September 22, Volkswagen Motors (VW) admitted that it had cheated on emissions testing in Europe and the United States, by installing a piece of software known as a ‘defeat device’ in diesel cars.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) levelled accusations against the car maker last

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

West Virginia Engineer Presented VW Emissions Findings a Year Ago

by David Morgan (Automotive News/Reuters)  Daniel Carder, an unassuming 45-year-old engineer with gray hair and blue jeans, appears an unlikely type to take down one of the world’s most powerful companies. But he and his small research team at West Virginia University may have done exactly that, with a $50,000

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Aeroplane Efficiency More than a Decade behind Schedule

(Edie.net) Despite a 45% reduction in average aircraft fuel burn in the last 40 years, the aviation industry is still around 12 years behind efficiency targets set by the UN’s aviation body. That’s according to a new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). … Another solution to the emissions

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Delivering Low Carbon Transport Fuels post 2020

(Institute for European Environmental Policy)  How should EU policy support the transition to low carbon transport fuels post 2020? IEEP’s recent report for the NGO Transport and Environment argues that future policies should be differentiated to tailor support towards specific objectives and technologies that offer the greatest potential for a

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel from Trash Could Create Green Jobs Bonanza, Says Report

by Arthur Neslen (The Guardian)  Advanced biofuels industry could spur hundreds of thousands of jobs across Europe, says new report, but key European parliament vote next week could throw clean fuel ambitions into disarray Creating biofuels from waste produced by industry, farms, and households could generate 36,000 jobs in the

February 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the International Council on Clean Transportation and E4Tech released a comprehensive study of clean fuel availability for the Pacific Coast.  The report is available here. … There are four key original findings: (1) low-carbon fuels could replace over a quarter (i.e, over 400,000 barrels worth) of

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

RPT-EU Policy Gap Choking off Next Generation Green Fuel-Industry

by Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  * New research underlines benefits of new generation biofuel    * Commission 2030 policy outline omits transport goals   * Research has questioned credentials of first-generation fuels Projects to deliver a next generation of green transport fuel, which new research says could cut EU oil consumption by

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Study Calls for Changes to Cellulosic Tax Incentives

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new study published by the International Council on Clean Transportation and researchers from John Hopkins University determined that making minor changes in existing federal tax incentives for cellulosic biofuels could help unlock much needed investment. The authors of the report note that the

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Review of Peat Surface Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Oil Palm Plantations in Southeast Asia

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  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 concern over the impact of the oil palm business on tropical forests and peat swamp forests. Tropical

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Shows High Emissions from Growing Biodiesel from Palm Oil

(Transport & Environment)  Biofuels produced from palm oil grown in tropical peatlands are a significant source of greenhouse gases. This is the finding of a new study done for the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) which, if taken on board by the EU, would disqualify biofuels from palm oil

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels: a New Methodology to Estimate GHG Emissions Due to Global Land Use Change

by Roland Hiederer, Fabien Ramos, et al. (European Commission Joint Research Centre)  This study implements a new methodology developed by the JRC IES and IE for estimating changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from soil and above- and below-ground biomass resulting from global land use changes caused by the production of

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

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