March 2013

Trends and Resources

HP Industry Perspectives: EU leans forward on clean-fuel strategies

In late January 2013, the European Commission (EC) announced ambitious measures to ensure the buildup and standardization of alternative fueling stations across Europe. Much of the earlier EC policy i..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In late January 2013, the European Commission (EC) announced ambitious measures to ensure the buildup and standardization of alternative fueling stations across Europe. Much of the earlier EC policy initiatives addressed fuels and vehicles, but offered little guidance on distribution. Vicious cycle In the press release, the EC noted that the implementation of “clean-fuel” programs are hindered by three primary barriers: High cost of alternative-fuel vehicles Low consumer acceptance of alternative-fuel vehicles Lack of recharging and refueling stations. Collectively, the hurdles to clean-fuel programs combine to create formidable obstacles. Refueling stations are not constru

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