Alexandria, Va. — Despite the rapid growth in electric vehicle sales, the market will continue to be dominated by internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles for decades to come. To reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector, finding solutions for these vehicles must be a priority.
The Fuel Institute has released a new report that provides a high-level summary of research and development projects focused on improving ICE efficiency and emissions and reducing the carbon intensity of liquid fuels.
The report, “Future Capabilities of Internal Combustion Engines and Liquid Fuels,” looks at the goals and potential benefits of such initiatives, which are important to better assess the potential emissions contribution of the transport sector.
“This summary is just a snapshot of what could be happening,” said John Eichberg, executive director of the Fuel Institute. “There are still important projects that could greatly benefit the path to decarbonised transport. Policymakers should seek viable solutions and support further advances in technology and fuel formulations in an effort to achieve a low-carbon future.”
Although some have reported that work on ICE technology has ceased and additional improvements cannot be made, the study found that there are currently thousands of research-related citations that could significantly improve the performance and environmental footprint of these vehicles.
Download the report now.