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About Clean Diesel

Get the facts on Clean Diesel and discover why diesel engines are the most efficient internal combustion engine for an incredibly wide range of applications. Look around. Chances are you will see diesel technology at work every day across many sectors of the American landscape.

  • Clean Diesel 101

    What is Clean Diesel?

    Cleaner diesel fuel, advanced engines and effective emissions control technology make up a new generation of diesel.

    It's clean diesel.

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  • Clean Diesel 101

    What is SCR?

    Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is one of the most cost-effective and fuel-efficient technologies available to help reduce diesel engine emissions.

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  • Clean Diesel 101

    Clean Diesel Glossary

    Terms and definitions related to the new advanced diesel technologies that make engines clean, quiet and powerful.

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  • Diesel at Work

    Agriculture

    Diesel engines power more than two-thirds of all farm equipment, move 90 percent of its product and pump one-fifth of its water in the United States.

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    Aviation

    Increased range, fuel availability and better performance at altitude are reasons why diesel technology is poised to drive the future for general aviation aircraft.

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    Construction

    Diesel is the technology of choice, powering more than three-fourths of all heavy construction equipment.

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    Fire & Rescue

    From powering the generators that give hospitals electricity within 10 seconds of a blackout to fueling military and disaster-relief vehicles, diesel is a key player in protecting our public health and safety.

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    Marine

    Diesel fuel and engines are predominantly used to power port and marine based vehicles and equipment due to their fuel efficiency, power, performance and reliability.

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    Mining

    Mining is critical to extracting and developing the raw materials that produce our nation's energy.

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    Power Generation

    Thanks to diesel-powered generators, supplies of food, water, medicines and fuel can be protected during natural disasters, days of peak grid demand and in remote or isolated locations.

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    Public Transportation

    Because of its safety, reliability and efficiency, diesel is the predominant power source for public transit, school and intercity bus services nationwide.

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    Rail

    Freight train engines rely almost exclusively on diesel and haul roughly one-third of the freight in the U.S. Commuters in cities across the country rely on America’s railroads every day.

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    Trucking

    Diesel moves approximately 90 percent of the nation's freight tonnage, and nearly all highway freight trucks are powered by diesel engines.

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    School Buses

    Diesel provides the safest, least combustible, most reliable power for transporting approximately 55 percent of America's elementary and secondary school students to and from school.

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