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September 2010 / Volume 8, Issue II

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The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles is the leading global initiative promoting better urban air quality through the use of clean fuels and vehicles.


Ivory Coast announces plans for refinery upgrade and move to 50ppm and by 2016

Ivory Coast is planning to adopt low-sulphur fuel standards of 50ppm and upgrade its fuel refinery by 2016. This was announced during the sub-regional workshop on vehicle emissions reduction strategies held in Abidjan on 30-31 August 2010. The workshop organised by the Ministry of Environment, Ivory Coast and supported by PCFV was attended by participants from Ghana, Benin, Mali and Togo, and a vehicle expert from South Africa. The planned move to 50ppm fuels is a significant step in cleaning up of fuels in the West African region as Ivory Coast is the main fuel exporter to the region.

The workshop was convened to discuss measures for sulphur reduction in fuels, importation of cleaner vehicles and vehicle emission testing as steps towards reducing vehicle emissions. The experiences of South Africa, Ghana and Benin were presented. This will further PCFV’s work in the West Africa region that aims at formation of national task teams to develop road maps for importation of low sulphur fuels and adoption of cleaner vehicle technologies.


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