Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium. The objective is to offer technologies that utilize fuels already available in its target markets—from natural gas to biofuels—while bringing immediate benefits in terms of lower emissions.

The importance of considering non-exhaust traffic emissions; the role of EVs

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Regulatory regimes seeking to reduce emissions from transport have largely focused on tailpipe emissions—i.e., 2013 found that the ratio of non-exhaust to exhaust particles is strongly increasing in the last two decades, due to exhaust emission reductions. While battery electric vehicles have the obvious advantage of zero tail-pipe emissions, they are not equally advantaged when it comes to non-exhaust emissions. in Belgium.

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Volvo Buses receives order for 90 electric hybrid buses and fast charging stations from Belgium

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The Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid operates quietly and exhaust emission-free on electricity for about 70% of its route. Volvo Buses has secured its largest order yet for complete solutions for electric bus traffic.

Volvo sells 11 electric hybrid buses with 2 ABB automated fast-chargers to Namur, Belgium

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Volvo has received an order for 11 electric hybrid buses and 2 ABB automated electric bus fast-chargers to the city of Namur in Belgium with public transport authority and operator TEC.

First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via rail link

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The first S90 premium sedans, built at Volvo’s Daqing plant in China, will arrive at a distribution centre in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week. The cars have been transported to Belgium via the recently opened, China-Europe railway link.

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Umicore to Build Battery Recycling Plant in Belgium

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Umicore will build an industrial scale recycling facility for end-of-life rechargeable batteries in Hoboken, Belgium. This recycling process has high metal yields and will cut CO 2 emissions compared to the primary production of cobalt and nickel. The investment will enable Umicore to deal with the expected growth in the availability of end-of-life Lithium-ion, Lithium-Polymer and Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries.

Royal IHC launches first LNG-fueled hopper dredger

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The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium. The dual-fuel (diesel and LNG) dredger has a Green Passport and a Clean Design notation, complying and exceeding with the strictest international emission requirements.

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Six automated truck platoons to compete in European Truck Platooning Challenge

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Truck Platooning involves trucks driving a short distance apart using automated driving technology; platooning offers benefits in terms of fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions, safety and the flow of traffic.

$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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Under H2ME, these initiatives will deploy 200 FCEVs, 125 fuel cell range-extended electric (FC RE-EVs) commercial vans and 29 new HRSs in 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK) by 2019.

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Imaging study: air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs

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—lead author Dr Jean-Francois Argacha, a cardiologist at the University Hospital (UZ) Brussels, Belgium. Emission controls such as particulate filters have reduced tailpipe emissions, but other sources such as engine crankcases, tires and brake wear are becoming important. Emissions HealthAir pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study of more than 16,000 patients presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

European countries struggle to meet emission limits due to emissions from agriculture and transport

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Eleven EU Member States breached air pollution ceilings in 2015 mostly due to high emissions from agricultural and transport sources, according to new data and a briefing released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The briefing includes information on countries’ 2015 emissions and national ceilings for different pollutants. Member States recently reported the first information under the new EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive ( /2284/EU ).

Obama In Detroit, Audi Q6 e-Tron Plant, Diesel 'Defeat Devices': Today's Car News

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Today, President Barack Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Audi selects a plant in Belgium to build its new electric SUV, and the Internet offers diesel "defeat devices" for owners looking to mess with their vehicles' emissions controls. All this and more on Green Car Reports. President Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and checks out. Today in Car News

Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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Twelve European Union Member States exceeded one or more of the emission limits set by the EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, according to recent official data for 2010 reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). For the first time, preliminary data recently reported to the EEA by Member States allow a comparison with the legally binding emission limits for 2010 set in the EU NEC Directive.

ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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One such, CCT Stegelitz GmbH, says that every full truckload of recovered carbon black (rCB) sold prevents the consumption of 68 tons of oil, avoids emissions of 57 tons of CO 2 , and convert 7,500 post-consumer tires into a purposeful resource in the circular economy. The committee will host its first meeting on 27 March in Brussels, Belgium, in conjunction with the annual conference of the European Tire Recycling Association (ETRA).

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.—to —to its line-up, bringing the total to four.

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Opel rejects VRT News report of modified diesel emissions software

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Belgium-based VRT News has charged that Opel dealers have been modifying the software in the Zafira Tourer 1.6 diesel to change the emission behavior of the vehicles. In a statement, Opel noted that: As highlighted many times in recent months, we reaffirm that we do not deploy any software that recognizes if the car is undergoing an exhaust emissions test.

Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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l/100 km) on the European combined cycle, a range of 817 miles on one tank of fuel and CO 2 emissions of 99 g/km. On 1 June, two members of Honda’s European Research & Development (R&D) team will set out on the journey from Aalst, Belgium. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6

Volkswagen confirms EA288 diesel engines designed for EU5 and EU6 not affected by defeat device software

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Volkswagen confirmed on Thursday that no software constituting an improper emissions control defeat device as defined in law is installed in vehicles with EA 288 EU5- or EU6-engines in the European Union. Other recent developments in the emissions scandal include: Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, KBA) has decided that Volkswagen should recall a total of approximately 8.5 Diesel Emissions Regulations

EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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A survey conducted by Euro-barometer for the European Commission of nearly 26,000 people in all 27 EU member states found that most Europeans are willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price of their car in order to reduce harmful emissions.

NOx emissions exceeded limits in 12 European countries in 2010

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2010 NO x emissions (all sectors) and ceilings for 12 EU countries exceeding their limits. The accompanying report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) confirms an initial assessment published earlier this year, showing 12 EU Member States exceeded limits under the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive in 2010. As emissions can rebound during periods of economic recovery, countries need to make positive efforts to limit any increase of emissions in the future.

Twelve European countries miss emissions marker

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It finds that nitrogen oxides air pollution from traffic, households and industry is above internationally agreed limits in: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, [.]. Green cars Green credentials Latest news emission standards emission statistics emissions European Environmental Agency green cars nitrogen oxidesJust how far off is Europe from meeting tough nitrogen oxide regulations?

AMITRAN project developing CO2 assessment methodology for intelligent transport systems

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A new European project, AMITRAN , is developing a methodology to assess the impact of ICT (information and communication technologies) and ITS (intelligent transport systems) on CO 2 emissions from the transport sector. Climate Change Emissions Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS

Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The European Community’s air pollutant emission inventory report released by the European Environment Agency finds that in 2007, sulphur oxides (SO x ) emissions were down by 72 % from 1990 levels. The downward emission trend of three main pollutants which cause ground-level ozone continued in 2007: carbon monoxide (CO) fell by 57%, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) were down by 47% and nitrogen oxides (NO x ) have dropped 36%.

Report predicts significant fall in vehicle emissions

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Eighty per cent of European vehicle sales will be in the less than 150g/km CO2 emission band by 2015: that’s the verdict of a new report from Frost & Sullivan entitled “Implementation Roadmap of CO2 Tax Banding in European Countries and Impact Analysis on Powertrain and Green Technology Adoption”. The report, which covers Austria, Belgium, Denmark, [.].

Van Hool wins EU funding for 21 fuel cell buses; powered by Ballard FCvelocity-HD7 modules

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Van Hool is a Belgium-based independent bus, coach and industrial vehicle OEM. Van Hool N.V. has signed a grant agreement with the EU Hydrogen Fuel Cell Joint Undertaking for deployment of 21 fuel cell buses in Europe as part of the 3Emotion Program.

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Scania receives order for 158 biofuel buses in Sweden; ethanol and biodiesel

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Compared to using a conventional diesel engine, Keolis reduces carbon-dioxide emissions by 70% by using ethanol; for RME, the corresponding figure is 64%. More than 700 of them have gone to Swedish cities, but the company has also delivered ethanol buses for commercial service to countries such as Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Norway. Scania has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige in Sweden.

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Ford focuses on wind power

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To create true zero emission technology, electricity must come from renewable sources – and now Ford is taking the lead with wind power. The company has put two giant wind turbines, each standing more than 150 metres tall, into service at its Ford Genk plant in Belgium. The turbines in Belgium are expected to meet a significant part of the plant’s power needs, where it produces the Mondeo, Galaxy and S-MAX models.

ABB to charge the largest single network of 101 electric buses in Europe using open industry standard OppCharge

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The order will include installation sites in Charleroi, Belgium, providing 15 ABB charging stations in total by 2018, to power 101 Volvo electric hybrid buses in the Wallonia public transport system, operated by TEC Group. In January, ABB inaugurated the first two OppCharge bus charging stations ordered in February 2016, to power eleven electric hybrid buses running within a new zero- emissions zone in the city center of Namur.

Satellite method provides insight into ozone-NOx-VOCs sensitivity for different locations

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These observations may also assist air quality managers in assessing the most effective approaches to emission reduction programs that will improve air quality. If emissions of that molecule are reduced, then ozone formation will be reduced—critical information for air quality managers.

London taxis to be fueled by UK’s first network of hydrogen stations

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The vehicles and refueling site form part of the Mayor’s plan to promote innovative zero- and low-emission technologies. London already hosts the UK’s only zero-emission bus route running with a fleet of hydrogen single-decker buses. HyRaMP , Belgium. A new project will soon see 15 hydrogen-powered London black-cabs and five hydrogen-powered Suzuki Bergmann scooters carrying passengers around the city.

Elektromotive continues European expansion

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Last week we told you that the company was heading to Belgium and Luxembourg (see article ), and now it will play a pivotal role in the introduction of an electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in Denmark. This is a crucial moment for the Danish market and the global shift towards zero-emissions motoring,” he said. . Once just a small company based in Brighton, it seems there is now no stopping Elektromotive as it continues its European expansion.

Air pollution associated with increased heart attack risk despite “safe” levels

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and NO 2 originate predominantly from the combustion of fossil fuels such as emissions from industrial plants or vehicles. A statistical model called RIO was used to provide a real-time evaluation of air pollution exposure in each part of Belgium with adjustments for population density.

New light-driven photo-electrochemical cell produces hydrogen from contaminated gas, including air

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Researchers from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have developed an all-gas-phase solid and stand-alone photo-electrochemical (PEC) cell that produces hydrogen gas from volatile organic contaminated air and light. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

Ford and Schaeffler demonstrate Fiesta-based e-WheelDrive car; follow-up research project in the works

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At Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium, Ford Motor Company and Schaeffler demonstrated the Fiesta-based eWheelDrive car. Fiesta eWheelDrive. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.)

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Stanford’s GCEP awards $10.5M for research on renewable energy; solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy

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A team of scientists from the United States, Belgium and Scotland also received support for research that could lead to the large-scale conversion of cellulosic plants to biofuels: Optimizing yield and composition in lignin?modified Investigators: Clint Chapple, Purdue University; Wout Boerjan, VIB and University of Ghent (Belgium); John Ralph, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Xu Li, North Carolina State University; Claire Halpin and Gordon Simpson, University of Dundee (Scotland).

Deutsche Post DHL and Renault aim to intensify their collaboration on the use of electric vehicles

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is an electrified vehicle that is used to transport DHL Express shipments at the moment in France as well as in Aruba, Belgium, Denmark and Germany. In addition, the company makes use of aerodynamic modifications in order to reduce CO 2 -emissions significantly. Deutsche Post DHL has signed a letter of intent for a possible future global framework agreement with car manufacturer Renault.

Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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The goal is to deploy the first vehicles in Europcar rental outlets in Germany in November of this year, followed soon afterwards by Belgium and the Netherlands. According to the ECE R101 regulation for measuring fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions, the Ampera consumes less than 1.6 Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge. Opel and Europcar have agreed to introduce the Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle ( earlier post ) as a rental car throughout Europe.

Tesla delivered ~5,500 Model S worldwide in Q3, more than 1,000 to European customers; non-GAAP profit narrows and GAAP loss widens from Q2

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Non-GAAP automotive gross margin (excluding zero emission vehicle or ZEV credits) rose to 21% from 14% last quarter. By the end of 2014, Tesla expects that the entire population of the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark and Luxembourg and about 90% of the population in England, Wales and Sweden will live within 320 km (199 miles) of a Supercharger station.

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T&E: VW sells least polluting Euro 6 diesels in Europe; no brand meets Euro 6 in real-world driving; loopholes & defeat strategies

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For the in-house analysis, T&E analyzed emissions test data from around 230 diesel car models. million) and Belgium (1.4 Most carmakers systematically manipulate cars to pass emissions tests through highly questionable and probably illegal means.

Dana offering Spicer PowerBoost hydraulic-hybrid system for off-highway field testing; demonstrated fuel savings of 20-25%

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This configuration demonstrates how off-highway manufacturers can potentially reduce the engine size for applications that currently require an engine at or slightly above the US EPA’s Tier 4 or Euro 5/6 emissions threshold of 75 hp (56 kW).

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