Tag: ICCT

ICCT wants Brazil to stop increasing biodiesel mandate until it focuses on waste feedstocks

ICCT wants Brazil to stop increasing biodiesel mandate until it focuses on waste feedstocks

July 30, 2019 |

In Brazil, the International Council on Clean Transportation is calling on the country to halt its annual increases to the biodiesel mandate and instead incentivize the use of alternative biodiesel feedstocks without ILUC impacts, such as used cooking oil, which could yield an additional 350 million liters of biodiesel through improved collection practices. In the […]

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ICCT report says policies must not “pervert” in their attempts to support aviation biofuels

ICCT report says policies must not “pervert” in their attempts to support aviation biofuels

March 21, 2019 |

In Germany, the International Council on Clean Transportation has released a new working paper that says that policies supporting the use of cellulosic and other waste stocks would do more to support the efficient development of aviation biofuels rather than directly prioritizing the use of aviation biofuel which it says can create perverse incentives by […]

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ICCT report says strong evidence Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil have high ILUC risk

ICCT report says strong evidence Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil have high ILUC risk

November 19, 2018 |

In Germany, a new working paper by the International Council for Clean Transportation says it found strong evidence that 40-53% of oil palm expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia has occurred on high carbon stock land in recent decades, including forest, wetlands, and shrubland. ICCT researchers say there is some evidence that significant expansion of soy […]

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ICCT working paper looks at effects of biodiesel on vehicles in Indonesia

ICCT working paper looks at effects of biodiesel on vehicles in Indonesia

April 18, 2018 |

In Washington, the ICCT has released a working paper that reviews the effects of biodiesel on vehicles specifically in the Indonesian context. It does not address other renewable diesel substitutes such as hydrotreated vegetable oil. The paper first reviews the effects of biodiesel on emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter in […]

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Alaska Airlines comes out on top 7th year in a row for fuel efficiency

Alaska Airlines comes out on top 7th year in a row for fuel efficiency

December 22, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., Alaska Airlines continued to be the most fuel-efficient domestic carrier for the seventh year running, according to a study published by the International Council on Clean Transport. Frontier and Spirit were in second place in 2016 and 2015, respectively. Meanwhile, Virgin America was the least efficient carrier in both years, according to […]

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ICCT study looks at indirect impacts of using molasses as an advanced biofuel feedstock

ICCT study looks at indirect impacts of using molasses as an advanced biofuel feedstock

September 27, 2017 |

In the UK, the European Commission has proposed adding molasses to a list of advanced biofuel feedstocks eligible for support in the 2021-2030 timeframe under the recast Renewable Energy Directive. Final stage molasses resulting from multiple steps of sugar refining is not typically used for food, and so its use in biofuel would not directly […]

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Explosive new ICCT report says “offsets” will dominate “alternative fuels” in aviation

Explosive new ICCT report says “offsets” will dominate “alternative fuels” in aviation

June 21, 2017 |

“Bulk of aviation emissions reductions will be achieved through carbon offsets,” not fuels, writes ICCT Slow scale-up foreseen for biofuels Challenges in feedstock costs Carbon pricing too little, too late The fatal distortion lies in petroleum markets In Washington, the International Council on Clean Transport reports that “it is likely that the bulk of aviation […]

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Lost Generation: ICCT’s financing scheme to jump start advanced biofuels at scale

Lost Generation: ICCT’s financing scheme to jump start advanced biofuels at scale

October 18, 2016 |

One thing that is clear in hindsight from the flow of energy project investment between 2010 and 2014 is that investors believed in three predictions that didn’t come true: 1. The spread between natgas and oil would continue at historically high levels — a belief that touched off a spate of announced gas-to-ethylene projects, that otherwise would […]

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ICCT slams LUC emissions of Indonesian biodiesel policy

ICCT slams LUC emissions of Indonesian biodiesel policy

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, the ICCT has hit out hard at Indonesia’s plan to boost its biofuel blending policy, showing analysis that the carbon dioxide emissions associated with land use change far outweigh any potential GHG emissions reductions that the biodiesel as such would create. In fact, it says the B30 planned for 2020 would boost carbon […]

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ICCT report shows EU UCO collection under-utilized

ICCT report shows EU UCO collection under-utilized

June 16, 2016 |

In the UK, used cooking oil (UCO) is a low carbon feedstock for biodiesel production in the EU, but this resource is not fully utilized. While collection of UCO from restaurants and hotels is relatively widespread, only a few European countries have developed effective collection systems for UCO produced in homes. By far the most […]

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