Cummins unveils next-gen emissions control concept for diesel at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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At the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, Cummins introduced a concept emissions control system capable of minimizing emissions to levels previously thought unfeasible, including a possible next level of Euro VII regulations anticipated during the coming decade. Diesel Emissions

2018 96

Study: countries seeking to cut CO2 emissions must get a handle on city-level emissions

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Countries seeking to meet Paris Agreement targets on CO 2 emissions must get a grip on the amount of pollution produced at city level, according to a new open-access study published in S cience Advances by an international team of researchers from Europe and China. China Emissions Policy

2018 98

Food Express takes delivery of first 11 of 46 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks

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FXI) announced the addition of 11 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks to the FXI fleet. Replacing 55 diesel trucks with new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks is the equivalent of taking more than 3,100 passenger cars off the road. Emissions Engines Heavy-duty Natural Gas

2018 101

UCR study finds Cummins-Westport 11.9L near-zero NOx engine maintains low emissions across all duty cycles

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A new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines found that the new Cummins-Westport 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emissions during all types of driving. Emissions Engines Natural Gas

2018 98

California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that greenhouse gas emissions in California in 2016 fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—a reduction roughly equivalent to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year.

2018 104

Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

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The 978-page proposal outlines federal guidelines to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels and potentially. emissions Corporate Average Fuel EconomyPresident Donald Trump and federal officials on Thursday formally proposed scaling back Obama-era regulations for fuel economy and cited safety concerns that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars would be more dangerous on American roadways.

2018 63

Marks & Spencer to lease Dearman zero-emission TRU

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Dearman has launched a partnership with UK retail giant Marks & Spencer, as the retailer seeks to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions from its chilled deliveries. Dearman’s liquid nitrogen-powered engine ( earlier post ) is zero emission. Diesel Emissions Engines Vehicle Systems

2018 85

Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

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California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. It is unique in having a federal waiver that allows it to set its own, stricter emissions standards, along with a zero-emission vehicle mandate that requires automakers reaching certain sales volumes to sell a certain number of cars without. emissions zero emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB transportation policy

2017 60

Ford hits CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction target of 30% per vehicle 8 years early

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Ford Motor Company has met its goal to reduce manufacturing CO 2 emissions eight years ahead of schedule. The goal, set in 2010, aimed to reduce the company’s global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30% per vehicle produced by 2025. The results are significant, with a global manufacturing CO 2 emissions reduction of more than 3.4 Ford also remains focused on reducing vehicle emissions. Emissions Manufacturing

2018 99

EPA could base emissions, mpg rollback on tired safety argument

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In the latest draft of new fuel economy and emissions standards obtained by the Associated Press, the Trump administration argues that reducing mileage standards will improve safety. emissions Fuel Economy youtubeIt's an argument that dates back to the beginning of fuel economy standards in the 1970s, and one that ignores technological improvements made along the way. Under.

2018 58

Eberspaecher and China Yuchai subsidiary form JV for emission control systems for commercial vehicles

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The JV Company will produce and sell exhaust emission control systems for Chinese commercial vehicles to meet the highest domestic emission standard, China National 6. The new exhaust emission control systems are combination systems under China National 6. This emission standard corresponds to Euro 6 in Europe and EPA 10 in the USA. In addition to the emission function, these technologies also comply with the relevant acoustic regulations.

2018 73

Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

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Emissions RegulationsScientists from Emory University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Air Resources Board teamed to analyze satellite data to determine the 15-year trend of PM 2.5 pollution in the state. PM 2.5

2018 112

HALO research aircraft measuring the emissions of megacities in EmeRGe project

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However, emissions do not just remain in conurbations; particles and gaseous pollutants can be transported thousands of kilometers by the wind. A total of approximately 100 flight hours are planned for the measurement flights in the emission plumes of Asian cities, said John P.

2018 117

Study finds catalyzed gasoline particulate filters effective at reducing particulate and PAH emissions from GDI engines

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Top: Gravimetric PM mass, PM mass calculated based on the IPSD method, black carbon, and EC/OC emissions over the LA92 cycle. Bottom: Total particle-phase PAH emissions, expressed in ng/mile, for both test vehicles over the LA92 cycle. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Health

2018 113

Report: Trump EPA plans to cancel California emissions waiver

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The EPA is planning to cancel the special waiver that California has relied on since 1970 to set its own emissions standards, according to a Bloomberg report. emissions CO2 smog Corporate Average Fuel Economy air pollutionAs part of its plan to reverse a program to steadily tighten fuel economy standards that it coordinates with California and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EPA has.

2018 66

Colorado moves to follow California's low-emissions air-quality rules

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Colorado has added its name to the list of 12 states that follow California's tighter emissions standards. emissionsChalk up one more state in California's column. Governor John Hickenlooper directed Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission to begin the legal process of bringing the state into the coalition of those that follow California's air quality.

2018 61

Neste-led project verified 50% methane emission reduction at palm oil mills using belt filter press

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Neste has been exploring ways to contribute to improving palm oil industry’s environmental performance, particularly how to further reduce greenhouse gas emission from palm oil production. to verify—the actual emission reduction resulting from such filtering.

2018 110

Automakers make plea to 9 state governors to help boost electric, zero-emissions car sales

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Seeking to kick-start electric car sales outside of California, the lobbying group that represents a dozen automakers said Monday that it sent letters to nine state governors urging them to help spur zero-emissions vehicle demand. California Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle

2018 79

California report links emissions reductions to economic growth

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A new report on pollution, economic growth, and renewable energy in California sheds new light on the link between emissions regulations and economic growth ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco next month. The report released Thursday shows that even as the state implemented stricter emissions standards than other states and.

2018 66

California and 16 states sue EPA over emissions rules

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California, along with 16 other states and the District of Columbia, have formally launched a long-anticipated lawsuit against EPA over its proposed rollback of emissions rules for 2022 through 2025, according to a new report in the Washington Post. emissions Fuel Economy

2018 63

Steel LCA study: lightweighting with advanced high-strength steel produces lower GHG emissions than with aluminum

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The study, “Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas and Energy Study of Automotive Lightweighting,” found that AHSS-intensive vehicles had lower or equivalent life cycle emissions than aluminum-intensive vehicles for every class of vehicles tested: sedans, trucks, SUVs and alternative power train vehicles.

2018 96

Mercedes-Benz gets its own diesel emission cheating questions now

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models of Mercedes-Benz sold with diesel engines have found software, possibly illegal under EPA rules, that helped them pass emission tests. Such software may be similar to that notoriously used in 580,000 vehicles sold by VW, Audi, and Porsche from 2009 through 2015 in what became the Volkswagen diesel emission. Diesels emissions EPA Daimler Volkswagen diesel scandalInvestigators probing U.S.

2018 63

EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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According to the provisional data, the average CO 2 emissions of a new car sold in the EU rose by 0.4 Since 2010, when monitoring started under current EU legislation, official emissions have decreased by 22 g CO 2 /km (16 %). Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Market Background

2018 95

IHS Markit projects automakers could be fined more than €14B for European CO2 excess emissions in 2021

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New analysis by IHS Markit suggests that automakers failing to meet 2021 fleet CO 2 emissions compliance for passenger vehicles sold in the European Union (EU) could be fined more than €14 billion (US$16 billion) in 2021. Electric (Battery) Emissions Europe Forecasts Hybrids Regulations

2018 90

Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S. emissions electric utilities renewable energy solar energy air pollution

2016 87

Pruitt's EPA emission rollback reasoning may well fail in court

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Despite the sturm und drang around the announcement by embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt that he will relax emission limits for 2022 through 2025 vehicles, not much will happen immediately. emissions EPA global warming California Air Resources Board CARB greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide regulation Donald Trump

2018 62

Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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CO emissions dropped by 81% and 87%, while CO 2 emissions were reduced by 13 and 17%. Emissions of selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were lowered by 67–96% with E10 and by 82–96% with E85, and the genotoxic potentials dropped by 72% and 83%, respectively.

2016 147

ICCT assesses impact of EV battery manufacturing life-cycle emissions debt; policy implications

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Analysts at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) have reviewed recent research into the greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Electric vehicle battery manufacturing emissions have been studied extensively. …

2018 90

KOHLER unveils new global emissions platform for KDI diesels

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KOHLER has introduced a new global emissions platform for its award winning KOHLER Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engine line. Diesel Emissions Engines

2017 78

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. Medium-chain and long-chain alkanes could reduce CO and THC emissions, to some extent.

2018 90

Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

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A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the world have introduced lower emission and higher fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, another large contributor to global emissions has mostly traveled under the radar. emissions Trucks Commercial vehicle regulation freight semis trucking

2017 71

Greyrock, NREL study determines reduction in GHG and criteria pollutant emissions from using synthetic fuels produced from flare gas

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A “well-to-wheel” life cycle assessment (LCA) by a team from synthetic fuels producer Greyrock ( earlier post ), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has determined the potential reduction of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutant emissions from the use of synthetic fuels directly converted from flare gas. This blend was also found to reduce criteria air pollutant emissions by an average of 28%, 18%, 24% and 5.5% Criteria emissions could also be reduced by up to 23.3,

2018 88

OpEd: Who pays for principle in Trump's war on lower emissions and trade?

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Last week the Trump administration unveiled a broad drawdown of fuel-economy regulations that had been aimed at cutting emissions from passenger vehicles. emissions Politics EPA CommentaryIn the 978-page proposal, administration officials argued those rules implemented by the Obama administration would create lighter, potentially more fuel-efficient vehicles that would be less.

2018 57

ExxonMobil expands methane emissions reduction program

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ExxonMobil announced an enhanced program to reduce methane emissions from its production and midstream facilities across the United States. The program prioritizes actions at sites operated by subsidiary XTO Energy and includes efforts to develop and deploy new, more efficient technologies to detect and reduce facility emissions. There is no one solution, and finding the next emission-reduction opportunities requires investment today. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas Oi

2017 60

Global carbon emissions have been flat for three years now

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Global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions may be starting to pay off, suggests a recent study. Last month, scientists released an assessment that suggests global carbon emissions did not increase significantly in 2016. That makes this the third year in a row that carbon emissions have remained flat. Environmental emissions energy policy greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide air pollution

2016 82

Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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The average rate at which CO 2 is emitted from vehicle tailpipes and other mobile sources has exceeded the rate of CO 2 emissions from electric power plants over seven of the past eight months. CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector increased at an average rate of 1.8%

2016 129

PNNL: increases in aerosols from East Asia decreased effects of reductions in US emissions in western states by 25%

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A study led by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that, in the western United States, increases in aerosols from East Asia decreased the radiative warming effect induced by reductions in US emissions by 25% from 1980-2014. As industrial aerosols decrease in the United States, foreign emissions become increasingly influential on the energy balance over the country. Due to US emission control policies, the annual mean near?surface

2018 69

New Pierburg air blower with speed-controlled motor for reduction of gasoline engine emissions

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Secondary air systems are used to reduce gasoline engine emissions by accelerating catalytic converter heat-up. Through the secondary air pump, the new air blower not only accelerates catalytic converter heat-up, it also lowers electric energy consumption and emissions.

2018 90

IIASA: removing fossil fuel subsidies will not reduce CO2 emissions as much as hoped

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Removing fossil fuel subsidies would have only a small effect on CO 2 emissions and renewable energy use, according to a new study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and published in the journal Nature. Climate Change Emissions Fuels Policy

2018 90

Study finds significant slowdown in decrease of NOx emissions in US; implications for air quality management

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But top-down emission estimates using satellite measurements show that the decline has slowed significantly in recent years. We were surprised by the discrepancy between the estimates of emissions and the actual measurements of pollutants in the atmosphere.

2018 78

Study illustrates impact of ship emissions on Shanghai air quality

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A multi-year quantitative study of the influence of ship emissions on urban air quality by a team from Fudan University found that ships could contribute 20–30% (2–7 μg/m 3 ) of the total PM 2.5 Recent studies have reported on ship emissions and their potential impacts in the YRD in China.

2016 90

Daimler ordered to recall nearly 774,000 diesels in Europe for emissions software

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Stop us if you've heard this before: A major automaker will recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles for software that turns off emissions controls under certain circumstances. emissionsThis time, it's Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler under investigation. Germany's transportation minister met with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche on Monday before.

2018 63

UN deal reached to limit, offset global aviation emissions

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After much discussion, the United Nations' aviation agency plans to set limits on emissions from international airline flights. The agreement ratified by members of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) sets airlines' carbon emissions in the year 2020 as the ceiling of the total amount that will be legally allowed. emissions aircraft transportation policy

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