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CCBJ Vol VI No 03-04: Transportation - Alternative Fuels & Vehicles

Emissions relating to transportation is one of the world's biggest climate change challenges, and largest business opportunities for large and small companies. While aviation, rail, shipping, public transit, planning, engineering and human transport will all will play roles in the future of transportation, in this edition CCBJ examines the key segments of vehicles and fuels in depth, and segments and quantifies growth in the $121 billion U.S. transportation segment in the climate change industry.

Feature sections include:

  • The global biofuels industry: Market demand for biofuels will grow strongly over the next decade thanks to biofuel mandates such as the United States' Renewable Fuels Standard, the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive, Brazil's ProAlcool policy and emerging national biofuel mandates in Asia.
  • Vehicles: The first solid generation of commercially viable electric cars is gracing dealerships from coast to coast. and across the great in-between. Just about every carmaker today is either rolling out, planning or conceptualizing the next generation of electric-only battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
  • Biodiesel: After enduring a volatile decade of boom and bust years, the biodiesel industry is hoping for a period of stability and growth from 2013 through 2020.
  • Palm oil: Fueled by rising oil demand for cooking, industry and biofuels, Oil Palm plantations have rapidly spread across the forestlands of Indonesia, Malaysia and other developing countries, creating economic development and ecological destruction.
  • Profile: The Linde Group is taking a growing strategic interest in supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) in transportation sectors-from cars to trucks to ships-including a growing proportion of gas derived from biomass sources.
  • Profile: Waste Management is continuing its nationwide program to convert its entire fleet of about 18,000 refuse collection vehicles from diesel to natural gas vehicles over the next five to 10 years.
  • NGVs: Cleaner and more climate friendly-and now cheaper-than its cousin petroleum, domestic natural gas supplies are fueling what could be a renaissance for the natural gas-powered vehicle (NGV) market in North America.
  • Forest biorefining: Europe-northern countries in particular-is seeing growth in investment in forest biorefining capacity. This trend is driven by the relatively high transport fuel prices and taxes, government funding, carbon emission reduction goals and recent tweaks to European biofuel policies.

Exhibits included in this issue:

  • Transportation Segments in the U.S. Climate Change Industry ($mil)
  • The U.S. Bioenergy Industry: 1990-2012 in $mil
  • Consumption of Natural Gas in the U.S. in 2011
  • U.S. Climate Change Industry: Transportation Segment; $121 Billion in 2012
  • Graphical Comparison of RFS1 and RFS2
  • Existing and Scheduled Biorefinery Start-Ups
  • Renewable Fuel Types in RFS2
  • Biofuel: OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012-2021
  • Fuel Pathways from EPA in 2022
  • Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements Through 2022
  • EV Supply Equipment Unit Sales by State, 2012-2020
  • Cumulative U.S. Plug-In Vehicle Sales: 2010-2013
  • Total Installed Public EVSE Stations by Technology & Region: World Mkts, 2012
  • U.S. Sales Numbers for Hybrid Vehicles, 2000-2013
  • U.S. Hybrid Sales in 2012 by Car Maker or Brand
  • REG's CARB/LCFS Approved Biodiesel Production Pathway Codes
  • Brazilian Exports Per Country: Destination United States
  • Palm Oil Supply and Demand, 2005-2012
  • Bioenergy Project Categories Targeted for Funding with EU's NER 300
  • Demonstration Plants for Advanced Biofuels Production in Europe


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