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Atmosphere 2016, 7(9), 121; doi:10.3390/atmos7090121

The Characteristics of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) Region in China

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School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
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China Automotive Technology and Research Center Beijing Operations, Beijing 100083, China
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The International Council on Clean Transportation, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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Received: 24 July 2016 / Revised: 8 September 2016 / Accepted: 13 September 2016 / Published: 21 September 2016
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This paper aims to study the characteristics of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from heavy-duty trucks in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region, which is located in Northern China. The multiyear emissions of GHG (CO2, CH4 and N2O) from heavy-duty trucks fueled by diesel and natural gas during the period of 2006–2015 were compared and analyzed. The results show that the GHG emissions from heavy-duty trucks increase with time, which is consistent with the trend of the population growth. The total amount of carbon dioxide equivalence (CO2e) emissions in the BTH region was about 5.12 × 106 t in 2015. Among the three sub-regions, Hebei possesses the largest number of heavy-duty trucks due to the size of its heavy-duty industries. As a consequence, the GHG emissions are about 10 times compared to Beijing and Tianjin. Tractor trailers account for the major proportion of heavy-duty trucks and hence contribute to about 74% of GHG emissions. Diesel- and liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered heavy-duty trucks can reduce GHG emissions more effectively under current national standard IV than can the previous standard. The widespread utilization of the alternative fuel of LNG to mitigate emissions must be accompanied with engine technology development in China. This study has provided new insight on management methods and the policy-making as regards trucks in terms of environmental demand. View Full-Text
Keywords: GHG emissions; heavy-duty trucks; the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region; population; different types GHG emissions; heavy-duty trucks; the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region; population; different types
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Xing, Y.; Song, H.; Yu, M.; Wang, C.; Zhou, Y.; Liu, G.; Du, L. The Characteristics of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) Region in China. Atmosphere 2016, 7, 121.

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