EIA: China promoting both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use

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To counter this trend triggered by China’s rapid motorization, the Chinese government is adopting a broad range of policies, including improvements in the fuel economy of new vehicles and the promotion of alternative-fuel vehicles, EIA notes. Under the Energy Saving and New Energy Vehicle Plan for 2012 to 2020 released in 2012, average passenger car fuel economy is targeted to increase to 34 miles per gallon (6.9 Consumption of gasoline in China grew from 0.9

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Lux Research provides snapshot of oil majors’ investments in alternative fuels; BP leads investment frequency

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Lux Research has investigated the trends of corporate financing of alternative fuels from oil majors, based on a non-exhaustive database of more than 1,000 deals and partnership engagements from 2000 through September, 2014. It also continues investing in biomass-to-sugar technology including handling cellulosic biomass, such as REAC Fuel. Valero has a strong focus on drop-in fuel production either by bioconversion or catalysis.

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Lux: alternative fuels in China could replace up to 483B GGE in 2020; coal-to-ethanol conversion offers near-term potential

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China’s shift toward alternative fuels in order to cut its reliance on imported oil is creating large opportunities, notably in natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and in the conversion of coal to ethanol, according to a new report from Lux Research. Further, its plans to limit coal-fired power plants due to pollution problems, means that oversupplied coal is available for conversion to alternative fuels.

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MAN propane-fueled ME-LGIP to power Chinese VLGC

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Jiangnan Shipyard, owned by China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has ordered an LPG (liquefied propane gas)-burning MAN B&W 6G60ME-LGIP engine in connection with the building of an 86,000-m 3 VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) for Tianjin Southwest Maritime (TSM), the Chinese shipping company. The engine’s ‘ME-’ prefix indicates that the new engine benefits from well-proven electronic controls that also encompass the fuel being injected by the Fuel Booster Injection Valve (FBIV).

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Sinopec and Airbus to develop Chinese renewable aviation fuel

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China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), one of China’s biggest energy companies and Airbus are developing and promoting renewable aviation fuel production for regular commercial use in China. Sinopec is the instrumental partner in helping the Central Government to establish a Chinese airworthiness certification for alternative aviation fuels made from locally grown feedstocks. It will help aviation grow sustainably and demand for fuel increase.

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Can Alt-Fuel Credits Accelerate EV Adoption?

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federal government has mandated that the country’s government-operated planes, trains, and automobiles run on a fuel blend partly made from corn- and soybean-based biofuels. In one way, the program in question—the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—is a relic from a bygone era.

Wärtsilä hits methanol milestone with first newbuild engine order

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The technology group Wärtsilä has received its first order for newbuild methanol-fueled engines. The order, which includes the methanol fuel supply system, was placed in December 2021, and it will be booked in the order book in Q1 2022.

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Jeep Yuntu Concept for Shanghai may have plug-in hybrid powertrain

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No surprise there, as the Chinese government is currently pushing alternative fuel. The Jeep Yunto Concept made its debut Wednesday at the Shanghai auto show, and it appears to be a plug-in hybrid. The automaker has been tight-lipped about the concept's drivetrain, but the vehicle on display in China clearly shows "PHEV" badges on the front doors. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUV

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MITEI releases report on 3-year study of future mobility; technological innovation, policies, and behavioral changes all needed; “car pride” an issue

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areas of inquiry: The potential impact of climate change policies on global fleet composition, fuel consumption, fuel prices, and economic output. Characteristics of alternative vehicle powertrains and fuels that could affect their future market share.

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Airbus and Tsinghua University partner on aviation biofuels

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Airbus and Tsinghua University have formed a partnership to complete a sustainability analysis of Chinese feedstocks, and to evaluate how best to support the development of a value chain to speed up the commercialization of aviation bio-fuels. The value chain aims to produce and to promote the use of aviation bio-fuel in China, the world’s fastest growing aviation market. Phase two will narrow down the most promising alternative fuel solutions.

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Lux Research says GM, Daimler and Toyota lead automakers in emerging technology partnerships tackling megatrends

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Technologies such as alternative fuels, electric vehicles, and advanced composites are partial responses to these megatrends, but understanding their impact on the industry requires looking at all of them in complete automotive ecosystems, according to the report “Under the Hood: Mapping Automotive Innovations to Megatrends”. Indian conglomerate Tata bought legendary British brands Range Rover and Jaguar, while Chinese carmaker Geely bought Sweden’s storied Volvo Cars.

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Oil companies “break the circle”! Total Energy to build tens of thousands of charging piles in China

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When “replacing oil with electricity” has become a trend, the transportation industry has maintained the era of fuel oil for hundreds of years, but it is also undergoing subversive changes. But in recent years, banning the sale of fuel vehicles has been put on the agenda.

FCA presents Fiat 500 M15 (methanol); to be sold in Israel

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At the Fuel Choices Summit in Israel this week, FCA presented the Fiat 500 M15—a retail-ready version of the Fiat 500 that runs on a blend of 85% gasoline and 15% methanol; is compliant with the Euro 6 New European Driving Cycle (NEDC); delivers a 2% CO 2 reduction compared with the same Euro 6 version of the vehicle running on gasoline; and maintains the same vehicle performance. even if some materials have to be adapted to make them compatible with this fuel. Fuels Methano

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DOE to award $12.5M to improve efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of new tech track for US-China initiative

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In parallel, and with equivalent resources, Chinese funding will support a collaborative counterpart Chinese Consortium. Alternative fuel combustion. A range of advanced technologies developed under Topic Areas 1-4 will be deployed on a truck to demonstrate improvements in vehicle fuel economy and emissions reduction using one of the following approaches: modifying/utilizing an existing “off-the-shelf” or prototype truck; or building a full prototype truck.

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Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030

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A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO 2 emissions of China’s urban passenger transport sector could reach a peak of 225 MtCO 2 in 2030. At the same time, a policy database is established with the quantitative parameters of policies or plans that have been promulgated by the Chinese government (e.g., Shifting to the alternative fuels also plays an important role.

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Chery to launch new EXEED line; hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric

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seconds, with a top speed of 200 km/h and fuel consumption of 1.8L/100km (130.6 While the other vehicles are not destined to be sold in Europe, they clearly demonstrate to European customers the progression of the Chinese brand’s ‘Life In Motion’ design philosophy. Reflecting Chery’s focus on developing advanced alternative-fuel powertrains, the TIGGO Coupé Concept uses a 120 kW motor combined with a Lithium-ion battery pack. Chery Automobile Co.,

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Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University (China) have investigated the effect of gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions in a GDI (gasoline-direct-injection) engine. The team subsequently followed up this first study with a second, exploring the effects in a PFI (port-fuel-injection) engine. 2018a) is published in the journal Fuel , the second (Han et al. 2018b) in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels. provided the test fuels.

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Wood Mackenzie: China thermal coal demand to double to nearly 7btpa by 2030

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In a new report, energy, mining and minerals consultancy Wood Mackenzie projects that despite efforts to limit coal consumption and seek alternative fuel options, China’s strong appetite for thermal coal will lead to a doubling of demand by 2030. Indeed, if expected efficiency improvements do not materialize, then in the absence of alternatives, coal demand could increase further. Durbin notes that total Chinese industrial demand for thermal coal is expected to grow from 1.5

2013 186

What If Europe Loses Russian Natural Gas?

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I posed this question to energy expert and IEEE Spectrum columnist Vaclav Smil , Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba in Canada, who wrote about some of the war’s implications for fossil fuels just a few days after Russia invaded Ukraine.

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COFCO, Sinopec and Novozymes to Build Cellulosic Biofuel Demonstration Facility in China by 2011

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With gasoline prices hovering around $4 per gallon in China, companies across the country are reaffirming their commitment to investing in development of clean, alternative fuel sources. A 2009 study by Novozymes and McKinsey showed that by converting agricultural residues into fuel ethanol, China can reduce its gasoline consumption by 31 million tons in 2020, thereby reducing its dependence on imported petroleum by 10% and abating 90 million tons of CO 2 emissions.

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Tsinghua Study Finds That Conventional Three-Way Catalyst Can Handle the Unregulated Emissions from Low-Content Methanol-Gasoline Blends

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A study by researchers at Tsinghua University characterizing the unregulated emissions and combustion characteristics of low-content methanol-gasoline blends has concluded that while engine-out methanol and formaldehyde, as unregulated emissions, increased almost linearly with the methanol content in the fuel, the conventional three-way catalyst (TWC) has a high conversion efficiency for those unregulated emissions. Energy Fuels , Article ASAP doi: 10.1021/ef900974p.

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Update: Top 10 Electric Cars

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The Leaf has increased its range, looks and functionality since its introduction and remains a key affordable EV choice while used Leafs offer a low-cost EV alternative. Finally, Hyundai has a unique offering, its Nexo fuel cell electric vehicle , which is available in California.

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10 Factors That Affect Widespread EV Adoption

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While both the vehicle and the charging station play a role, experts are optimistic that the time it takes to charge will continue to push toward fueling up an ICE vehicle.

KPMG survey finds global auto execs ranking fuel efficiency the top consumer priority

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Fuel efficiency, safety innovation, and vehicle styling will be the three most important product issues influencing automotive consumer purchase decisions over the next five years, indicating a perceived shift in buying priorities, according to the 12 th annual global automotive survey conducted by KPMG LLP. Fuel Efficiency Market Background Surveys Vehicle Manufacturers

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Study for European Parliament assesses options for turning CO2 into methanol for use in transport

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The report concluded that benefits in the medium- and long-term can be anticipated since the obtaining of an alternative fuel using a residual greenhouse gas would allow European dependence on conventional fossil fuels to be cut, and that way the risks in supply security to be minimized. Improving the competitiveness of methanol fuel cells while respecting the free market rules. Methanol: a future transport fuel based on hydrogen and carbon dioxide?

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Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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If you track the history of Volvo, the Swedish (now Chinese-owned) company was famous for decades for its safe, solid, boxy sedans and wagons. The engine shuts off when you’re at a traffic light to save fuel. Local Electric Driving, No Range Anxiety.

Flash Drive: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

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But hold on, there is more technology coming to electric vehicles with 1,200-volt charging capability, which is just now being introduced by the Chinese auto manufacturer BYD. In addition, we aim to offer reviews and news on advanced technology and the alternative fuel vehicle market.

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Inflation Reduction Act – How It Supercharges the Electric Vehicle Industry

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half a world away, the Chinese island of Hainan announced it would ban sales of fossil fuel-powered vehicles a full five years earlier, by 2030.

Road Test: 2021 Polestar 2

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The secret is that Polestar is an electric performance brand from Volvo and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding. That will tell you how much energy your vehicle needs to travel 100 miles, a more accurate measurement than our traditional fuel economy (mpg) numbers.

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SAE New Energy Vehicle Forum: China’s focus on NEVs may have profound impact on future of transportation

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The shift from fossil fuels to electricity—while held in common with other countries—will be based on the “specific situation” in China, making the best use of China’s own advantages and innovations, but also with international cooperation, said Dr. Zhixin Wu, Vice President of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC). If you choose a path to electrification, you want to choose a path that gives advantage to Chinese industries.

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China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

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China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. China is targeting the cumulative production and sales of more than 5 million new energy vehicles, including fuel cell vehicles, by that time as well. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report. By 2020, average passenger car fuel consumption is to drop to 5.0

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Road Test: 2021 Buick Envision Avenir FWD

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First introduced as a 2016 model, this Chinese-built compact crossover had a facelift in 2019 (when we last tested it ), and two short years later, is all-new for 2021. To aid in fuel economy the Envision has the automatic stop/start feature where the engine shuts off when coming to a stop.

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New study of emissions and health impacts from EVs in China, including massive e-bike fleet

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The massive upsurge in e-bikes in the country marks “ the single largest adoption of alternative fuel vehicles in history, with over 100 million vehicles purchased in the past decade, more than all other countries combined. ”. In China, 85% of electricity production is from fossil fuels, of which ?90% 1 , equivalent to a gasoline car with a fuel economy of 5.6

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VW Joke, Kia EV6 Details – EV Week in Review: March 23-30

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New Chinese Mini EV flying off the lots – Chinese customers took delivery of 200,000 Wuling Hongguang Mini EVs in the vehicle’s first 200 days of production.

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EC Publishes 6 Calls for Proposals for Transport Research within the Seventh Framework Program; €63M for European Green Cars Initiative and Electromobility

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Alternative fuels in transport. The budget will be used to fund the participants from the EU and Associated Countries and to fund up to 5% of the total eligible costs of the Chinese participants in order to cover costs not funded by the People’s Republic of China, such as translations, traveling and management costs. funding of the Chinese participants, accordingly with its procedures. The European Commission has published 53 calls for.

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As Electric Car Makers Ante Up Billions, Software Is Ace in the Hole

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These numbers above exclude all the existing hybrid electric and other alternative fuel models available or in the works, which number at least another 265 models.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The alternative-fuel car evolved to reduce exhaust emissions and other problems derived from burning fossil fuels. The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In If PHEVs became the major form of transportation, the use of fossil fuels would be cut dramatically. Smaller and lighter, it requires less liquid fuel.

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Here Come the PHEVs

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Quantum works with a number of companies and government agencies on alternative fuel vehicles. Fisker A nd then there is a Chinese entry called the F6DM , thanks to got2begreen : Plug-in Hybrid to Recharge in 10 Minutes " BYD Automobile Company , a fairly new Chinesecar manufacturer owned by one of the world’s largest makers of cell phone batteries, plans to begin producing and selling plug-in hybrid electric cars in 2008 that can recharge in 10 minutes with iron-based batteries.

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The redesigned federal EV tax credit and other EV-related measures


Like fuel economy standards, the new tax credit regime can be seen as a “technology-forcing” regulation. For example, would batteries produced in the US by a Chinese company fall foul of the law? Unpacking the Inflation Reduction Act.

GM introducing new generation of modular 3- and 4-cylinder Ecotec engines; 11 variants from 1.0L to 1.5L

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The architecture is also designed to support hybrid propulsion systems and alternative fuels. naturally aspirated direct-injection engines that will be offered in the 2015 next-generation Chevrolet Cruze for the Chinese market. GM’s Seoul, South Korea engineering center has taken the lead on calibrating and validating the new Ecotec port-fuel-injection variants. A variable-flow oiling system helps maximize fuel efficiency. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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Print E-mail Text Size: China puts its electric vehicles on center stage From:WSJ April 22, 2009 Chinese auto makers are unveiling a slew of battery-powered cars and other energy-efficient vehicles at this weeks Shanghai auto show that could make them more globally competitive and eventually help address the air pollution that chokes many Chinese cities. Most Chinese buyers also are purchasing cars for the first time and have not developed particular preferences.

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ACS Meeting Symposium Focuses on Conversion and Utilization of CO2 for Fuels and Chemicals

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The NRL researchers presented their progress in hydrogenating CO 2 to jet fuel via a two-stage, high-yield and highly selective synthesis process. Robert Dorner and his colleagues are looking at converting CO 2 and hydrogen (both won from sea-water) over catalysts, using the CO 2 as a building block to form synthetic fuel. Our research proposes the utilization of CO 2 into fuel, recycling the gas and using it as a raw material rather than a waste product.

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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Cornell Tweet This Post Tags: BMW , electric vehicles , Fiat , Ford , General Motors , plug-in , Toyota , Volkswagen You might also like: 9 Electric Cars 100 Years Old or More The Chinese BYD F3DM, First Mass Produced Electric Car, Fails with Consumers GM Ditches Volt for Geo Metro Hybrid? Write For GO About Advertise Contact Login Explore GO Media: News & Opinion Family & Lifestyle Business & Technology Gas 2.0 Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS feed and stay up to date.

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