In February 2020, The Asian Clean Fuel Association (ACFA) published an interview with Dr Paul Greening, Emissions & Fuels Director at the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). Among other issues, Dr Greening presents his views on the Worldwide Fuel Charter 2019, the importance of high-octane fuels, and why fuel contaminants such as metallic additives should not be used.
The Worldwide Fuel Charter and Guidelines aim at informing policymakers and other interested stakeholders about how fuel quality can significantly affect engine and vehicle operation, durability and emissions performance throughout the year. The Charter also calls for the harmonization of fuel quality worldwide taking into account vehicle, engine and emission control system requirements, for the benefit of consumers and the environment.
ACEA is the voice of the automobile industry in Europe, representing manufacturers of passenger cars, vans, trucks and buses with production sites in the European Union. Representing vehicle and engine manufacturers from around the world, ACEA and the WWFC Committee announced the release of the sixth edition of the Worldwide Fuel Charter for Gasoline and Diesel Fuel as well as the first edition of the new Charter on Methane-based Transportation Fuels on 28 October 2019.\
The full transcript of the interview with Dr Greening is available here.