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View From the Bridge - March 17

As the lubes industry continues to grow, the influence of a fragile global economy and unpredictable political outcomes in Europe and elsewhere may yet derail the positive market.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, GM, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

15th March, 2017        

Sinopec expands as it meets new Beijing emissions standards

Chinese oil giant Sinopec claims its products will meet the latest emissions standards and announces a major refinery expansion programme

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CO2 emissions, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

6th March, 2017        

EU criticises emission reg delays as VW gets all-clear for fix

The European Parliament has criticised a number of countries for dragging their feet over new emissions regulations. Meanwhile VW has been given the go-ahead to repair rigged software.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech, Volkswagen

30th December, 2016        

Shell unveils energy-efficient concept car

The Anglo-Dutch major has revealed a super-low CO2 emission vehicle which uses specialised lubricants.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

1st May, 2016        

View from the Bridge - April 2016

Molecule or Marketing - which will be more important for the Lubes Industry as chemistry becomes increasingly standardised to meet stringent emissions regulations?

Tags: CO2 emissions, Internet marketing, Lubricants, Mobile technology, View from the Bridge

4th April, 2016        

Speciality additives market to grow in China

Increasingly stringent emissions regulations in emerging markets will be a boon for producers

Tags: additives, Asia, Brazil, China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, India, Lubes tech

4th April, 2016        

Automakers will pay the price for missing 2020 Euro emission targets

A Frost & Sullivan highlights the cost benefits of hitting the tough Euro emissions targets after analysing nine OEMs for potential compliance.

Tags: BMW, CO2 emissions, Daimler, Europe, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Renault, Toyota

4th April, 2016        

India skips Bharat Stage V (Euro V equivalent) emissions standard

India will be jumping from Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) to BS VI in 2020 in an effort to significantly reduce CO2 Emissions.

Tags: CO2 emissions, India, Lubes tech

31st March, 2016        

VW proposed fix for diesel cheat: a catalytic converter system

VW will propose fitting a new catalytic converter system that could to about 430,000 cars capable of cheating diesel emissions tests.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, N America, Volkswagen

1st February, 2016        

View from the Bridge - December 15

The Paris Climate Change Summit heralded some blue sky thinking in an increasingly polluted world. But what will be the impact on the lubricants industry? Only time will tell.

Tags: additives, bio lubes, CO2 emissions, Europe, Volkswagen

7th December, 2015        

VW could lose trust in China in race against Toyota

Reputational damage may slow VW in its global sales race against Toyota

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

31st October, 2015        

View from the Bridge - October 15

Is the VW crisis the auto-industry's Deepwater Horizon and will it prove to be a turning point? What role will lubricants play in helping meet the increasing environmental pressures now being placed on the auto sector?

Tags: BP, China, CO2 emissions, N America, View from the Bridge, Volkswagen

5th October, 2015        

VW hit by fraud and emissions crisis

German carmaker VW has been rocked by an apparently wide-ranging crisis involving alleged fraud through use of 'defeat devices' in the US and Europe.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Ford, GM, N America, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

30th September, 2015        

New emissions standards brought forward by China

China has yet again brought forward implementation deadlines for rigorous new auto standards

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

27th September, 2015        

Lamborghini’s factory and headquarters become CO2 Neutral

Automobili Lamborghini Sant’Agata Bolognese factory is the first company to get Co2 neutral certification.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, OEM Equipment

13th July, 2015        

Environmental Protection Agency aims to cut truck carbon emissions

US regulators have proposed new plans for lorries and vans to cut emissions to 2027.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Environment, Lubes tech, US

1st July, 2015        

Freight industry contribution to climate change targets.

Member of the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) are making progress in reducing carbon emissions.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

8th June, 2015        

Ultra-low emissions cars hit UK record

Ultra-low emission registrations are up 386% on the first quarter of 2014.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, Europe, Lubes marketing

5th May, 2015        

China unveils thirteenth Five Year Energy Plan

Ambitious plans stress the importance of improving emissions standards and conserving resources

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CO2 emissions, Lubes marketing

22nd March, 2015        

Six Chinese provinces set up pollution watchdog

Beijing, Tianjin, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Hebei and Shanxi unite to curb pollution

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

22nd March, 2015        

National IV diesel regulations squeeze China's truckmakers

Stringent requirements are causing truck production to slide, but DEF solutions to grow

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

22nd March, 2015        

Sinopec Chairman defends oil giant’s impact on pollution

Fu Chengyu claims local authorities have more say in emissions controls than nationwide operators

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Sinopec

22nd March, 2015        

European new car CO2 emissions fall

Average CO2 emissions for new cars in Europe fell by at leats 2g/km with Renault recording the lowest average emissions, according to a JATO Dynamics report.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech, Renault, Scandinavia

10th March, 2015        

PSA Peugeot Citroën is top in Europe for emissions reduction

PSA Peugeot Citroën is first in reducing emissions at end-2014 in Europe, with an average of 110.3 grams of CO2 per kilometre, compared with an average of 123.7 grams for the European market.

Tags: CNPC, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech, Renault

9th February, 2015        

China's auto sector outlook in 2015

Slowing growth, vehicle and emissions restrictions will provide challenges and opportunities this year

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment

23rd January, 2015        

China increases lubes tax

As global oil prices tumble, China increases consumption tax on certain oil products

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CO2 emissions, Lubes marketing

21st January, 2015        

France seeks to phase out diesel fuel for cars

France hopes to phase out the use of diesel fuel for passenger cars and identify the most polluting vehicles.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

28th December, 2014        

China to penalize automakers that fall behind fuel targets

The government is planning to name and shame substandard manufacturers in a bid to improve fuel economy

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, GM, hybrids, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Porsche

26th October, 2014        

Off-highway emissions regs imbalance cause Euro-US tension

The imbalance of the North American and European markets legislation is causing concern for off-highway OEMs and technology suppliers.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, N America, OEM Equipment

9th October, 2014        

View from the Bridge: Bulletin 164

A slowing global economy could impact on a lubes industry also under pressure from the drive for fuel consumption and emissions reduction, while developing nations have mixed results in the battle for lubes production self-sufficiency.

Tags: Africa, CO2 emissions, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

9th September, 2014        

Euro fuel tests to tighten as US LV consumption figures fall

EU regulators are trying to close loopholes in fuel saving and emissions credentials, while MIT reveals fall in US fuel consumption for light vehicles.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech, N America

3rd September, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, July 2014

As China continues its battle against smog and pollution, lubes and additives producers stand to gain significantly from new legislation.

Tags: additives, China, CO2 emissions, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

24th June, 2014        

Economic Growth V Clean air: The drivers for Lubes specs in China

Diana Shen's insightful presentation on China's clean air crisis and it's impact on the lubricants and energy industries.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Lubricants, white papers

23rd June, 2014        

Weight loss for cars

Ford has unveiled its latest Lightweight Concept vehicle in its drive to increase vehicle efficiency

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Ford, N America, OEM and automotive

5th June, 2014        

Shen highlights future challenges for China lubes producers

OATS' Diana Shen will call on lubes producers to help China overcome its pollution and clean energy problems, at June's ICIS conference.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Lubricants

3rd June, 2014        

European Commission strategy for truck and bus CO2 emissions

New European Commission regulation on emissions for trucks and buses has met with criticism from trade bodies

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

2nd June, 2014        

Shanghai implements National V emissions standards

The Municipality brought in the new regulations on April 30th, four years ahead of schedule

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

19th May, 2014        

30 years on: OATS and the lubricants industry

OATS Chairman Sebastian Crawshaw looks back at OATS first 30 years in the lubricants industry, global developments and an interesting future.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Europe, Internet marketing, Lubricants, N America, OATS, white papers

13th May, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, May 2014

China's economic growth has significant bonuses for the lubes and automotive industries but could be constrained by the challenges of pollution and emissions control. Domestic manufacturers could fail in the EV sector against overseas rivals.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, View from the Bridge

27th April, 2014        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 159

WHO delivers the latest news on particulate pollution, ACEA claims EU emissions policies are working and the world waits on energy fallout from the Ukraine crisis.

Tags: ACEA, China, CO2 emissions, Europe, Russia

8th April, 2014        

Capital to introduce Beijing VI fuel emissions standards by 2016

China's capital leads the charge against pollution with new emissions standards

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Environment, Lubes tech

7th April, 2014        

China to build supersized “smog chamber”

The government is backing a massive research project aimed at fighting the nation's stifling smog

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, CO2 emissions

16th March, 2014        

En route to more efficient catalytic converters

A new scientific process could lead to a cheaper, smaller and more fuel-efficient catalytic converter.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

8th February, 2014        

New development absorbs engine hydrocarbons

BASF has launched an automotive air intake system hydrocarbon trap.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, N America

8th February, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, February 2014

China's economic growth remains something for the rest of the world to aspire to, however, pollution is another matter. China's national lubes makers are under increasing pressure to enhance their product and reduce auto pollution.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Europe, View from the Bridge

28th January, 2014        

Kunlun improves green technology

Chinese lubes producer prepares for National V with improved technology

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

26th January, 2014        

AdBlue technology increasing National IV compliance in China

DEF certified technology is helping cut emissions nationwide

Tags: additives, China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment

24th January, 2014        

2030 targets for EU carbon emissions

EU countries face significant increases in emissions targets according to the EU, but it's not enough for some.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

23rd January, 2014        

Are cars to blame for Beijing’s pollution?

Scientists disagree on the cause of smog in the capital as regulations continue.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

13th January, 2014        

New Caterpillar strategy for Tier 4 Interim products

Caterpillar has announced its strategy for resale of Tier 4 Interim products in less regulated countries.

Tags: CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment, shale

13th January, 2014        

Peugeot seeks new OEM partner to launch Hybrid Air

PSA is set to launch its new battery-free petrol car technology but is looking for a new partner to help meet the 2016 production schedule.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

5th December, 2013        

China will enforce National IV fuel standards in 2014

In an attempt to curb pollution, new gasoline standards will come online on the first of January next year

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

24th November, 2013        

Volvo brings its start/stop function to the Penta

The new Volvo start/stop function has fuel saving benefits.

Tags: CO2 emissions, OEM and automotive, Scandinavia, Volvo

7th November, 2013        

John Deere engines receive certification.

John Deere off-highway engines have received Tier 4 Final, Stage IV and CARB emissions certification.

Tags: CO2 emissions, N America, OEM Equipment

7th November, 2013        

More hydrogen filling stations for Germany

Companies will invest in a network of hydrogen filling stations for fuel-cell electric vehicles in Germany

Tags: bio fuels, CO2 emissions, Daimler, Europe, Lubes tech, Shell

30th October, 2013        

Sinopec cleans up its lubes production

Chinese major responds to national call for pollution reduction

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Sinopec

13th October, 2013        

Control engineering keeps engine performance with lower CO2

An internal combustion engine has been developed that emits less than half the CO2 of a regular engine.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

9th October, 2013        

China releases new plan to tackle pollution

New official guidelines possibly lighter than expected

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

25th September, 2013        

"Low-temperature combustion" research could clean diesel

New research on "low-temperature combustion" (LTC) could lead auto manufacturers and consumers to broader use of cleaner diesel engines.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Environment, Lubes tech, N America

2nd September, 2013        

Urea could solve fuel transition to China's National IV standard.

New science could help reduce NOx emissions for heavy trucks and commercial vehicles

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

23rd August, 2013        

China to invest $375bn on pollution and energy conservation

Nation spends multi-trillion Yuan budget on massive clean-up initiative

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Forecasts, Lubes tech

23rd August, 2013        

Eight cities likely to introduce car-buying restrictions

Chinese cities stung into action by recent emissions reports

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

28th July, 2013        

The “Kingdom of Bicycles” rides again

China returns to two-wheels as cities incentivise riders to return to traditional transport methods

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, CO2 emissions

28th July, 2013        

National IV standard to have big impact in lubes industry

New emissions regs could have significant effect on Chinese lubes production and consumption

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

19th June, 2013        

Bosch and Volvo aim high for low emissions

Car and component companies reveal new electric technologies that make low emissions and high performance a reality.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Volvo

21st May, 2013        

Computers no bigger than a snowflake

'Smart dust' could be the next 'big' thing in computing, despite their micro-size.

Tags: And finally, CO2 emissions, North America

2nd May, 2013        

Greenhouse genie goes back into the bottle

US scientists claim process to convert CO2 into fuel.

Tags: bio fuels, CO2 emissions, innovation, North America

17th April, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China April 2013

As the new Chinese leadership is sworn in, CO2 emissions top the agenda for the regime's plans for the future.

Tags: China, CNPC, CO2 emissions, Sinopec, View from the Bridge

22nd March, 2013        

China to implement new carbon taxes

Five-year plan to try and curb emissions through taxation.

Tags: carbon capture, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

22nd March, 2013        

China sets timetable for new fuel standards

Anti-pollution legislation is set a four year schedule

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

20th February, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China Bulletin, February 2013

Beijing's smog problem is reaching dangerous levels, but should the government be looking to the automotive and oil industries to solve the problem?

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, View from the Bridge

28th January, 2013        

Smog in the city

Beijing pollution major concern as it reaches record levels

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd January, 2013        

Scrappage payments increased

Chinese authorities extend 'cash-for-clunkers' scheme to help in battle against polution

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment

23rd January, 2013        

Nanotech and lubes could help condenser emissions

New MIT research could massively reduce greenhouse emissions from power industry

Tags: carbon capture, CO2 emissions, innovation, North America

12th November, 2012        

Climate change? Blame it on the Romans!

Man-made climate change may have started in Roman times according to a new study.

Tags: And finally, China, CO2 emissions, Europe

8th November, 2012        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 141 (October 2012)

Signs of improved confidence in the US economy could rub-off on the rest of the world despite gloomy short-term predictions. What will CAFE and other emissions standards do to the lubes economy?

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, North America

9th October, 2012        

China may spend $373bn for energy savings

China is planning to reduce emissions with a massive spend on conservation projects.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th September, 2012        

Ricardo partnership helps cell technology

Ricardo set up a partnership to develop fuel cell power technology platforms for EVs.

Tags: CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, innovation

12th September, 2012        

Toyota and BMW tie green knots tighter

The two car manufacturers extend their collaborative to include fuel cell development and sports car design.

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, CO2 emissions, innovation, Toyota

10th July, 2012        

No more “blue sky days”

Beijing puts and end to 'blue sky' measure of air quality

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th June, 2012        

Shanghai license plate auction hits record high

Private car demand and emissions regs clash in auction for new licence plates.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th June, 2012        

China dithers on new scrappage incentives

China may - or may not - re-introduces scrappage scheme to help overcome sales slump.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th June, 2012        

Catalyst market boost as global car sales head for 86m

The emissions catalyst market is set to benefit significantly as global passenger car sales continue to grow over the next five years say new reports.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch

1st May, 2012        

Summary of Diesel Emissions Conference and AdBlue Forum, Asia 2012

A comprehensive summary of the 3-day Diesel Emissions Conference and AdBlue Forum held in Beijing at the end of March 2012.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment, white papers

23rd April, 2012        

Beijing adopts tougher emissions standards

China's capital aims for highest vehicle emissions standards in 2012

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th December, 2011        

Government gets tough on auto subsidies

The Chinese government toughens auto subsidies to further reduce emissions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th October, 2011        

China plans fight against air pollution

China, Beijing and the automotive manufacturers lay out their plans for combating and controlling emissions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

11th May, 2011        

Eu Commission lays out 2050 transport 'road map'

The European Commission has published its White Paper on Tranport, setting goals for the EU to 2050.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe, marine

4th April, 2011        

AdBlue demand to soar in China

AdBlue diesel additive demand set to increase in China according to new Integer report

Tags: additives, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch

10th March, 2011        

EU sets new CO2 targets for vans

The European Parliament has set new targets for light commercial vehicles (LCVs)

Tags: CO2 emissions, E and R Watch, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe

21st February, 2011        

Georgia study shows strong positives for diesel additives

George Ports Authority announces very positive results for diesel additives study to show fuel and emissions savings

Tags: additives, CO2 emissions, Inovation and environment, N America

13th August, 2010        

Innovation & Environment News - Bulletin 106 (Oct 09)

Big promises at the Climate Change conference, but what impact on fuel and lubes? Algae based fuel for the US Navy; new fluid power research shows promise; and there are innovations in lubricants and transmissions.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, CO2 emissions

3rd October, 2009        

Environment News - Bulletin 104 (Jul 09)

This month is mostly about plans to reduce carbon emissions and the drive to find ever more ingenious ways of developing bio-fuels.

Tags: bio fuels, CO2 emissions

13th July, 2009        

Environment News - Bulletin 103 (Jun 09)

President Obama's efficiency and energy legislation gains mixed support, whilst carbon capture and storage causes heated debate. New wood dissolving methods could help biofuels and Volvo looks set for battery power.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Obama, Volvo

7th June, 2009        

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