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TCP news

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Alcohol applications in compression ignition engines

The recently finalised two-year project by the AMF TCP on the application of neat alcohols in compression ignition engines has shown that neat alcohols can be applied at very high compression ratios in diesel engines with the same performance as conventional diesel fuel. More information on the project plus the full project report are available here

TCP on Advanced Motor Fuels 2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report from the AMF TCP includes country reports from all 17 member countries, providing detailed information on the political framework and the current production and use of advanced motor fuels, as well as reports on all twelve current AMF TCP projects. Download here

TCP on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles 2015 Annual Report

Now available for download from the HEV TCP, the 2015 Annual Report featuring news updates from its 21 member countries.  Download from the HEV TCP website here

Feasibility of natural gas as as pathways for motor vehicles

This new report from the AMF TCP - Feasibility of Natural Gas Pathways for Motor Vehicles: an International Comparison - assesses the most feasible natural gas pathways for six countries - Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Israel and the United States.  Download here.

Advanced Motor Fuels June 2016 newsletter

The June 2016 issue of the AMFI Newsletter from the AMF TCP, with contributions from a team of authors in North America, Europe and Asia, is now available on the AMF TCP website here

Chile joins the TCP on Advanced Motor Fuels

On 17 November 2015 during the IEA Governing Board meeting at Ministerial level, the Chilean Ministry for Energy became a Contracting Party to the AMF TCP. This is the first participation for Chile in an IEA TCP. AMF participants now total 18 (14 IEA member countries and 4 partner countries - Chile, China, Israel and Thailand).  

Electric vehicle business models

Policy frameworks, market conditions, enabling technologies and concerted actions among actors are key to deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). Electric Vehicle Business Models: Global Perspectives, published by the HEV TCP, sets out to examine the economics and business models that would further deployment of HEVs. More information on this and all current HEV TCP projects can be found in the 2014 Annual Report here

Status of deployment of molten carbonate fuel cells

This recent report from the AFC TCP gives an updated overview of the status of deployment of molten carbonate fuel cells in the world as of 2015. Download here

New report explores the future of electric mobility

World-changing ideas that could shape the future of electric vehicles have been unveiled in a new edition of the EV City Casebook.  The report profiles 50 big ideas with the potential to dramatically increase electric vehicle adoption around the world and draws on the global networks of Urban Foresight, the Clean Energy Ministerial's Electric Vehicles' Initiative and the HEV TCP.   

Two new projects on hybrid and electric vehicles

Wireless power transfer for electric vehicles is the subject of a new project aiming to develop a greater global understanding of wireless power transfer systems and interoperability through country-based standards study, while Electrification of transport logistic vehicles will aim to identify early niche markets and commercialisation opportunities.  Visit the HEV TCP website for more information on all projects.  

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