July 2007

Bonus Report: Alternative Energy Sources

Clean fuel trends in Asia: Contribution of MTBE

Growing vehicle population requires innovative solutions to curb air emissions

Woo, C., Asian Clean Fuels Association

Demand for transportation fuels is growing in Asia. The increasing vehicle population consumes greater quantities of fuels on a daily basis. Air emissions from automobiles are becoming a serious issue for rapidly developing countries in Asia. Up to 90% of the pollution in major cities is a result of vehicle emissions. Many major metropolitan Asian cities are among the most polluted in the world, with Beijing, New Delhi, Bombay, Bangkok and Shanghai among the worst. Correspondingly, public health problems attributed to air pollution are rising at an alarming rate. Clean air issues. The transportation sector is a leading source of pollutants. Pollutants—including nitrogen oxides (NOx),

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