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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.

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Novel adaptation for existing blast furnaces could reduce steelmaking emissions by 88%; closed-loop carbon recycling

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have designed a novel adaptation for existing blast furnaces that could reduce CO 2 emissions from the steelmaking industry by nearly 90%. billion in 5 years while reducing overall UK emissions by 2.9%.

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HEI launches two new non-tailpipe particulate emission studies

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The Health Effects Institute (HEI) has launched two new studies funded under RFA 21-1, Quantifying Real-World Impacts of Non-Tailpipe Particulate Matter Emissions. Emissions from automobile exhaust systems have decreased in recent years due to the introduction of cleaner fuels and new control technologies on internal combustion engines, as well as increases in numbers of hybrid and electric vehicles. and PM 10 , including of NTP and TP emissions, at key selected London trial sites.

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG emissions rose 1.3% in 2022

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Based on preliminary economic activity and energy data, Rhodium Group estimates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the US slightly increased in 2022, rising 1.3% Outside of the power sector, emissions increased slightly. In 2022, emissions reached only 15.5%

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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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AISI releases GHG emissions guidelines for steel

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The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has released recommended steel industry greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions calculation guidelines to provide consistent and comprehensive data across the industry on GHG emissions from steel production, with a focus on product-level disclosures and corporate-level reporting. The American steel industry’s leadership on reducing emissions is well-known, but there are often disparate sources and avenues for calculating and reporting.

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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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Toyota and Lexus partner with WattTime to offer lower emissions EV charging program

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Toyota Motor North America recently entered into an agreement with environmental tech nonprofit WattTime to provide certain health and environmental impact data to Toyota and Lexus customers with eligible vehicles to enable them to find ideal charging times to reduce emissions when charging at home.

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ArcelorMittal, Gestamp successfully trial low-carbon emissions steel in car parts

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ArcelorMittal and Tier 1 automotive supplier Gestamp have successfully trialed the use of low-carbon emissions steel for use in car parts that will ultimately be used in the production of vehicles in Spain and throughout Europe. Emissions Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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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.

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Study finds transporting food and ingredients generates 20% of carbon emissions in the global food system

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A study by researchers in Australia and China has determined that global food-miles account for nearly 20% of total food-systems emissions; moving fruit and vegetables in refrigerated vehicles is particularly emissions-intensive. Emissions Lifecycle analysis Market Background

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ArcelorMittal publishes concept for global low-carbon emissions physical steel standard

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ArcelorMittal published a concept for a low-carbon emissions steel standard to help incentivize the decarbonization of steelmaking globally and support the creation of market demand for physical steel products which would be classified as lower, and ultimately near-zero, carbon emissions steel.

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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.

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ArcelorMittal and Gonvarri to cooperate more closely on reducing CO2 emissions

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ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products and Gonvarri Industries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate more closely on reducing CO 2 emissions and strengthening both companies’ sustainability performance in the automotive market. In 2020, Gonvarri Industries committed to reducing its Scope 1 CO 2 emissions by 50% by 2030, as well as operating solely using renewable electricity, as part of a commitment to reducing Scope 2 emissions by 100% by 2030.

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Rolls-Royce low-emission combustion system ALECSys enters flight test phase

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Rolls-Royce has successfully entered the final phase of testing it’s ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System) demonstrator engine, this time at altitude. Aviation & Aerospace Emissions Engines 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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EIA: California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

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Emissions Market Background Power GenerationThe extended drought in California could cut the state’s summer electricity generation from hydropower nearly in half compared with normal precipitation conditions, according to an analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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EPA proposes endangerment finding for lead emissions from aircraft engines that operate on leaded fuel

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed determination that emissions of lead from aircraft that operate on leaded fuel cause or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and welfare. Piston-engine aircraft are the largest single source of remaining lead emissions to the air in the US, contributing 70% of the lead entering the air annually. Aviation & Aerospace Emissions Engines Fuels Health Market Background

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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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Mayor of London expanding Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide; new £110M scrappage scheme

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) ( earlier post ) London-wide. The expansion will come into effect on 29 August 2023 and will operate across all London boroughs up to the existing Low Emission Zone boundary for large and heavy vehicles.

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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.

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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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Volkswagen introducing enhanced 1.5 TSI evo2; greater efficiency, lower emissions

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The highlights of the latest version include Active Cylinder Management ACTplus, an emission control module close to the engine and the modern TSI-Evo combustion process. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Fuels Market BackgroundVolkswagen has enhanced its bestselling 1.5

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FCA US LLC to pay ~$300M in criminal penalties over diesel emissions test cheating

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The conviction results from the company’s conspiracy to defraud US regulators and customers by making false and misleading representations about the design, calibration, and function of the emissions control systems on more than 100,000 Model Year 2014, 2015, and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles, and about these vehicles’ emission of pollutants, fuel efficiency, and compliance with US emissions standards. Diesel Emissions Engines Market Background

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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.

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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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KAUST develops AI framework for design of fuels optimized for engine efficiency and lower emissions

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A team at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has developed a data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) framework to design liquid fuels exhibiting tailor-made properties for combustion engine applications to improve efficiency and lower carbon emissions. This AI fuel design methodology enables rapidly developing fuel formulations to optimize engine efficiency and lower emissions. AI Emissions Engines Fuels Market Background

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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.

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Global Carbon Budget 2022: Global fossil CO2 emissions expected to grow 1.0% in 2022

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Global fossil CO 2 emissions are expected to grow 1.0% (with an uncertainty range of 0.1% Global fossil CO 2 emissions have now grown 0.6% CO 2 emissions from natural gas use have grown a sustained 2.2% CO 2 emissions from coal use are expected to grow 1.0% [0.2%

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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.

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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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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

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Airbus opening UK Zero Emission Development Center for hydrogen technologies

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Airbus is sterngthening its presence in the UK with the launch of a Zero Emission Development Center (ZEDC) for hydrogen technologies.

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FTA announces $1.66B in low- and no-emission bus funding

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More than 1,100 of those vehicles will use zero-emissions technology; this year’s funding will nearly double the number of no-emission transit buses on America’s roadways. For the first time, five percent of low- and no-emission bus funding will be used to train transit workers on how to maintain and operate new clean bus technology. Bus Electric (Battery) Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background

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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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ATI FlyZero project finds green liquid hydrogen most viable zero-carbon emission fuel for aircraft

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FlyZero is the UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) project aiming to realize zero-carbon emission commercial aviation by 2030. This gives a window of opportunity to introduce zero-carbon emission aircraft in the regional, narrow-body and mid-size market segments.

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MIT study finds computational load for widespread autonomous driving could be a huge driver of global carbon emissions

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In the future, the energy needed to run the powerful computers on board a global fleet of autonomous vehicles could generate as many greenhouse gas emissions as all the data centers in the world today, according to a new study from MIT researchers that explored the potential energy consumption and related carbon emissions if autonomous vehicles are widely adopted. Emissions from computing onboard AVs driving 1 With one billion AVs, an avg.

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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.

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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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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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FHWA proposes rulemaking for states and municipalities to track and reduce GHG emissions

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ( NPRM ) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Create a flexible system under which State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) would set their own declining targets for on-road greenhouse gas emissions from roadway travel on the National Highway System.

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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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