Transport

Agrifuels 16-05-2022

NGO biofuel claims are harming climate, energy and food security aims

Environmental NGOs have been quick to attack the green credentials of biofuels, with some calling for fuels from crops to be curtailed. But their criticism ignores objective evidence, writes James Cogan.
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11-05-2022

Towards the mass adoption of smart and bidirectional charging, the key contribution of the “Fit for 55” package

With the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and the “Fit for 55” package, the European Commission issued very ambitious proposals to decarbonise the transport sector through electrification, fostering innovation. We need to secure this impetus in the ongoing legislative process.
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11-05-2022

Tackle NOx Emissions through the Vehicle Periodic Technical Inspection

The CITA report identifies and evaluates fundamentally feasible methods and procedures for the monitoring of NOx emissions and NOx after-treatment systems as part of a vehicle periodic technical inspection (PTI).
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06-05-2022

New materials for European roads – transition to lower-energy road maintenance is more urgent than ever

The consequences of the ongoing war in Ukraine add to the existing supply chain issues facing road authorities across Europe. Many of the materials used in the essential maintenance of Europe’s key transport arteries are very energy demanding. It is urgent for European road authorities to reduce their reliance on such materials.
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Aviation 03-05-2022

Wanted: Impactful Solutions to power Sustainable Aviation

Impactful, disruptive technologies that push the boundaries of innovation are required to make climate-neutral aviation a reality by 2050.
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02-05-2022

Critical: Renewable fuels still not accounted for in road transport legislation

Increasing shares of renewable and low-carbon energy sources, such as biomethane, is central to the success of transport decarbonisation. A viable, practical regulatory solution to fully recognize their role in the EU’s CO2 standards is a crediting scheme for renewable fuels.
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Biofuels 27-04-2022

EU energy security should not undermine climate change efforts, but enhance them

Anyone that expected a regulatory thunderstorm during 2021 and 2022 in order to achieve climate neutrality in Europe will not be disappointed. The Fit-for-55 package has proven a very complex mechanism that should put the EU at the forefront of climate mitigation efforts.
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25-04-2022

Fact: An ICE can be climate neutral

Requirements for a future proof car, why and how an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) can be climate neutral, and why gas vehicles which are powered by bio-CNG tick all the boxes.
21-04-2022

Why cycling must be part of the EU’s flagship transport policy

Integrating cycling into Europe's primary transport arteries - the TEN-T network - will help to cut emissions while reducing the EU's dependence on foreign fossil fuels, writes Philip Amaral.
Shipping 20-04-2022

How the IPCC report contradicts the EU’s vision on shipping

The inclusion of natural gas in the European Commission's proposal on low-carbon shipping fuels is incompatible with the recommendations of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), writes Faig Abbasov.
Shipping 08-04-2022

Europe can be a global leader in shipping decarbonisation

The European Commission put forward a series of proposals to rein in shipping emissions as part of the "Fit for 55" legislative package. However, these proposals must be urgently strengthened if Europe is to achieve zero-emission shipping, write leaders from the Getting to Zero Coalition.
Circular economy 05-04-2022

Raw materials: why Europe needs to ramp up its battery game

Europe can play a special role in setting standards that have a global impact and prevent batteries from being discarded prematurely, writes Claudius Jehle.
Batteries 25-03-2022

Responsible sourcing of raw materials vital as fossil fuel era ends

Robust regulation is needed at EU-level to ensure that workers and the environment are protected during the extraction of battery metals, write Mark Dummett and Julia Poliscanova.
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Biofuels 22-03-2022

New state-of-the-art waste-based and advanced biodiesel plant will significantly contribute to transport decarbonization goals in Central and Eastern European region

In a move to further strengthen its commitment to fight climate change and deliver a more circular economy, the Envien Group has constructed a multi-waste and residues-based biodiesel plant at its integrated biodiesel site in Komárom, Hungary operated by Rossi Biofuel Zrt.
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Biofuels 18-03-2022

RePowerEU: Biofuels play a strategic role in boosting Europe’s energy independence

Russia’s war on Ukraine has dramatically highlighted the urgency of reducing the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels and supporting its energy and food independence. This effort will require mobilising an array of domestic resources.
Shipping 16-03-2022

Shipping is not Fit For 55 – with only months left for the EU to get it right

The EU will fail to meet its target of climate neutrality by 2050 unless draft legislation to cut emissions in the shipping sector is strengthened and loopholes are closed, argues Lucy Gilliam.
15-03-2022

Russian oil is the EU’s Achilles heel – but it doesn’t have to be

European motorists' are unwittingly funding Russia's invasion of Ukraine at the petrol pump. The EU has a moral obligation to radically reduce its Russian oil imports by 2025, argue Marcin Korolec and William Todts.
14-03-2022

The Russian war in Ukraine has yet another casualty, automotive

While human loss is a dramatic consequence of Russia's war in Ukraine, we should also watch the automotive industry as 7% of the EU's GDP and jobs are related to the sector, writes Federica Prandin.
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Aviation 10-03-2022

Clean Aviation off to a flying start

Transforming aviation into a lean and green, climate-neutral mode of transport by 2050 is the ultimate goal for the aviation sector. This is a serious and pressing challenge at a time when the aviation industry is only starting to recover from unprecedented damaged caused by the Covid pandemic.
Aviation 08-03-2022

For how long will flying less remain the best way to reduce aviation’s climate impact?

While technological solutions may cut aviation emissions in the future, flying less is the best option to reduce our climate impact now, writes Andrew Murphy.
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Biofuels 03-03-2022

Decarbonisation today dramatically reduces future challenges

Heavy duty vehicles (HDVs) is one of three ‘difficult to decarbonise’ transport sectors and must be addressed with urgency alongside aviation and marine.
17-02-2022

Car emissions law delay will harm air quality for years to come

The release of a new EU proposal setting car emission standards has been pushed back again, with a date now fixed for July 2022. This delay will lead to dirtier cars on the road, exacerbating air pollution levels for years to come, writes Anna Krajinska.
Road safety 16-02-2022

How can European and African leaders address the continent’s road safety crisis?

Those living in Africa are more than five times as likely to be involved in a fatal car accident as those living in Europe. European and African leaders must commit to advancing safe mobility across the continent, writes Jean Todt, the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for road safety.
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Pyrolysis – one of the technologies to green the heavy industry

The Fit for 55 Package is aimed at a significant reduction of CO2 at many sectors, including heavy industry and transport. Fast pyrolysis is one of the innovative break-through technologies, which can provide such a significant CO2-reduction by the production of advanced biofuels.