Ipieca has released a new awareness brief, Exploring low-emissions pathways for transport. It builds on the 2016 Ipieca publication Exploring low-emission pathways: Advancing the Paris Puzzle and demonstrates how the oil and gas industry is an essential partner in sustainable development and is using its skills, capabilities and resources to enable the transition to a low-emission future.
The awareness brief will explore the wide range of technologies that will be necessary for the transport sector to evolve. Improvements in engine efficiencies and vehicle design will continue to provide significant emissions reductions. In addition, widespread electrification of the light-duty vehicle fleet, battery technology advanced biofuels, synthetic fuels, hydrogen vehicles and different modes of mobility will all contribute to this transformation. The brief will also consider the challenges presented by heavy-duty vehicles, aviation and commercial shipping to electrification.