New Emissions Analytics study suggests pollution from tire wear now 1,850 times worse than exhaust emissions

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In early 2020, UK-based independent testing firm Emissions Analytics published a study claiming that tire particulate wear emissions were 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions ( earlier post ). —Emissions Analytics. —Emissions Analytics.

EPA proposes new heavy-duty truck emissions rules

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In addition, as part of this rulemaking, EPA is proposing targeted updates to the existing Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Phase 2 program (HD GHG Phase 2). This proposed rulemaking builds on and improves the existing emission control program for on-highway heavy-duty engines and vehicles.

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AECC presents zero-impact emissions demonstrator car at Vienna Motor Symposium

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The European Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC) presented its zero-impact emissions demonstrator car at the Vienna Motor Symposium, 27-29 April. At the same time, Well-to-Wheel (WtW) CO 2 emissions are substantially reduced by running the vehicle on an e-fuel.

Independent study confirms cost savings & emissions advantages for heavy-duty trucks running ClearFlame’s engine technology

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The inherently lower soot forming propensity of ethanol compared to diesel fuel would allow ClearFlame to operate the engine closer to stoichiometric conditions, enabling the use of three-way catalyst (TWC) aftertreatment systems to control NO x emissions. Diesel Emissions Ethanol Heavy-duty

Emissions Analytics study shows GPFs make a big difference

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A recent study by leading UK-based independent emissions testing company Emissions Analytics tested four apparently similar pairs of gasoline-fueled vehicles between the US (without gasoline particulate filters (GPFs)) and Europe (with GPFs). Emissions Analytics.

Emissions Analytics finds pollution from tire wear can be 1,000x worse than exhaust emissions

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Pollution from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than a car’s exhaust emissions, Emissions Analytics has found. New cars now emit very little in the way of particulate matter but there is growing concern around non-exhaust emissions (NEEs). Emissions Regulations Tires

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Euro Parliament committee backs revised CO2 standards for cars and vans; zero-emission road mobility by 2035

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The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted this week, with 46 votes in favor, 40 against and two abstentions, a position on proposed rules to revise the CO 2 emission performance standards for new cars and vans in line with the EU’s increased climate ambition. In the report, MEPs expressed their support for the Commission proposal to reach zero-emission road mobility by 2035. Emissions Europe Market Background Regulations

IEA: global carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded strongly

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The Covid-19 crisis in 2020 triggered the largest annual drop in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions since the Second World War, according to IEA data, but the overall decline of about 6% masks wide variations depending on the region and the time of year.

Deutsche Post now automatically offsetting all CO2 emissions from mail transport

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Starting immediately, Deutsche Post is offsetting any unavoidable CO 2 emissions due to mail transport with investments in internationally recognized and certified climate protection projects at no extra charge. Climate Change Emissions Europe Freight Market Background

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T&E: Rising use of private jets sends CO2 emissions soaring

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CO 2 emissions from private jets in Europe increased by nearly a third (31%) between 2005 and 2019, rising faster than commercial aviation emissions, according to a new report from environmental campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E).

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate. The ACC program is a package of state regulations that set emissions standards for criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for light-duty vehicles and a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate.

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Carrier partners with ConMet to advance zero-emission transport refrigeration solutions

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The alliance also advances Carrier’s broader zero-emission transport refrigeration solutions, with the availability of electric options for trailer, truck, and light commercial vehicle customers before the end of 2022, helping address upcoming emissions regulations.

SwRI CAT-DEF reduces heavy-duty diesel emissions to meet CARB 2027 NOx requirements

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The internally funded advancement successfully reduced heavy-duty diesel engine nitrogen oxide (NO x ) emissions to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2027 standards. Today’s diesel engines use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to abate NO x emissions. SwRI’s novel technology decreases NO x and carbon dioxide emissions for diesel engines by significantly reducing undesirable deposit formation in exhaust systems. Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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Toyota Motor Europe starts transporting vehicles by cross-channel rail freight to reduce emissions

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Following the completion of this phase, the company anticipates it will save more than 7 million truck haulage kilometers per year, providing both emissions benefits and reducing road usage. Emissions Europe Freight Manufacturing Market Background Rail Vehicle Manufacturers

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IEA: global CO2 emissions rebounded to their highest level in history in 2021; largely driven by China

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose by 6% in 2021 to 36.3 The rebound of global CO 2 emissions above pre-pandemic levels has largely been driven by China, where they increased by 750 million tonnes between 2019 and 2021. In Japan, emissions dropped by 3.7%

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CSIRO finds hydrogen could reduce aviation emissions within 5 years

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A new report from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO shows that clean hydrogen can significantly reduce aviation emissions with potential benefits seen within five years. Potential CO 2 emissions abatement using hydrogen-based technologies.

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3.8% drop in EU’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019; transport emissions rise

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Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) decreased by 3.8% The large decline in emissions, achieved before the COVID-19 crisis, was mainly due to reduced coal use for power generation. This decrease brought EU emissions to 24.0%

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Denmark, Norway, and US to lead Zero-Emission Shipping Mission

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The governments of Denmark, Norway, and the United States, along with the Global Maritime Forum and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, will lead a new Zero-Emission Shipping Mission as part of Mission Innovation. The Mission aims to accelerate international public-private collaboration to scale and deploy new green maritime solutions, setting international shipping on an ambitious zero-emission course.

Sandia, Los Alamos: cycloalkanes strong candidates for reducing aviation emissions

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Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory have recently published research data demonstrating how cycloalkanes, when used in jet fuel, may reduce condensation trail formation and soot emissions as compared to current fuels. Aviation & Aerospace Emissions Fuels Market Background

Volkswagen Group continues switch to low-emission logistics with order for four more LNG ships

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Volkswagen is the first automaker to transport most of its new vehicles overseas using low-emission LNG ships. The company follows the principle of focusing first on the avoidance of CO 2 emissions and then on reducing emissions as far as possible.

EEA reports sharp decrease in CO2 emissions of new cars in Europe in 2020

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The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published its provisional data about the CO 2 emissions of newly registered passenger cars and vans in Europe in 2020. For cars, the data show a 12% decrease in average cO 2 emissions, compared with 2019.

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Bigger batteries in EVs could lead to colossal boost in particulate emissions—from tires, study suggests

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Putting bigger battery packs in EVs can boost range, but a new study suggests it could also lead to a major increase in particulate emissions—from tires. The study comes from Emissions Analytics, a U.K.-based based independent emissions testing firm.

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UK to invest £200M in fleet of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks

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UK Transport Minister Trudy Harrison announced more than £200 million (US$244 million) of government funding will be injected into an extensive zero-emission road freight demonstrator program. This could see hundreds more zero-emission HGVs rolled out across the nation and save the industry money, due to overall running costs of green vehicles being cheaper than gasoline and diesel equivalents.

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Satellite data show resurgence in NO2 emissions over China

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Data from the ESA’s Tropomi (TROPOspheric Monitoring) instrument on board the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) emissions over China from December to March. Behavior China Emissions Health Market Background Policy

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NGen Canada awarding $76M to 15 zero-emission vehicle projects

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In 2021, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) launched a call for proposals to support R&D projects for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing, systems, components, and batteries in Canada. Advanced Manufacturing Scale-up of Critical Zero Emission Vehicle Components Lead: Precision Resource Canada Ltd; Partner: Miltera Machining Research Corp.

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EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

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ICCT report quantifies emissions benefits if 12 states & DC adopt slate of California medium- and heavy-duty vehicle regulations

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The 12 states and DC —along with California and Hawaii—signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) calling for them to work toward a goal that 100% of new medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) truck and bus sales will be zero emission by 2050, with an interim target of 30% by 2030.

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T&E: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands lead deployments of zero-emission buses in Europe

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Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from green NGO Transport & Environment. In Luxembourg and the Netherlands about two-thirds of new buses were zero-emissions.

Neste introduces co-processed marine fuel in partnership with Nordic Marine Oil; up to 80% GHG emission reduction

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Co-processed marine fuel in Scandinavia, a solution helping the maritime sector to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The ISCC PLUS-certified marine fuel enables up to 80% GHG emission reduction over the lifecycle compared to fossil fuels without compromising the product quality and performance. Biomass Emissions Fuels Oil Ports and MarineTogether with its partner Nordic Marine Oil, Neste is piloting a new Neste Marine 0.1

Roskill: CO2 emissions from lithium production set to triple by 2025

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CO 2 emissions from the production of refined lithium. Note: Emissions are classed as the CO 2 emissions (from all fuel sources). For the purposes of this analysis, emissions are classed as any anthropogenic sources of CO 2.

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EPA to evaluate whether lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft endanger human health and welfare

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will evaluate whether emissions from piston-engine aircraft operating on leaded fuel contribute to air pollution that endangers public health and welfare. EPA has been investigating the air quality impact of lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft near airports for years, and now we’re going to apply that information to determine whether this pollution endangers human health and welfare.

DOE: Life cycle GHG emissions for 2020 electric small SUV were half those of a conventional gasoline small SUV

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C2G emissions are a sum of WTW emissions and emissions associated with vehicle manufacturing. Life cycle GHG emissions (g CO 2 e/mi) for current (2020) and future (2050) fuels and vehicle technologies for small SUVs.

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CARB approves updated regulations requiring most new small off-road engines be zero emission by 2024

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The California Air Resources Board approved a measure that will require most newly manufactured small off-road engines (SORE) such as those found in leaf blowers, lawn mowers and other equipment be zero emission starting in 2024. Portable generators, including those in recreational vehicles, would be required to meet more stringent standards in 2024 and meet zero-emission standards starting in 2028. Zero-emission equipment in the SORE sector is widely available, CARB said.

Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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opposed-piston heavy-duty diesel engine has achieved performance results that comply with pending 2027 requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California to reduce sharply emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ). Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

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Study finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol now 46% lower than gasoline

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A new study by a team from Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E) has found that greenhouse gas emissions from corn ethanol are 46% lower than those from gasoline—a decrease in emissions from the estimated 39% done by previous modeling.

UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that the rising use of ride-hailing services is increasing carbon emissions, with ride-hailing trips producing nearly 70% greater emissions compared to the trips they are replacing.

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Monash study on solar-driven electrolysis for green hydrogen production cautions on life-cycle emissions and EROI

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The NWIS comprises mostly gas-fired generation and has a GHG emission factor of 620 g CO 2 -e kWh -1. Key results from the study were: For both baseline scenarios, the GHG emission intensity is around a quarter that of H 2 produced from SMR.

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Flemish transport operator De Lijn to order up to 1,250 more zero-emission buses

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The board of directors of the Flemish Transport Company De Lijn has started a new purchase procedure to order up to 1,250 emission-free buses of various types with lengths from approximately 8.5 These old buses are responsible for most of the vehicle fleet’s emissions.

SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions diesel engine technology; 90% reduction of NOx

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Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption. g/hp-hr NO x emissions). Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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NASA selects four university teams for aviation projects; eliminating emissions and autonomy research

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NASA has selected four university-led teams for potential awards in the agency’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI) that will have them spend up to five years exploring novel ideas for improving aviation, including eliminating emissions and autonomy research in support of Advanced Air Mobility. Three of the four teams are working toward lowering or eliminating aircraft emissions, with each team approaching the problem from a slightly different perspective.

EPA finalizes ICAO-aligned GHG emissions standards for aircraft; “no costs and no emission reductions”

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. 3% of total US GHG emissions. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Regulations

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Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

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The technology group Wärtsilä has joined a consortium of key partners to form Zero Emission Services B.V. Within the Netherlands transport sector, inland navigation accounts for 5% of carbon dioxide emissions. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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ARPA-E selects SwRI to create more effective burner to reduce methane emissions

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The three-year, $2.9-million project is funded by the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year (REMEDY) program.