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GERMANY: Ford project to develop 'near zero particulate emission diesels'
September 11, 2015 // Just Auto

Ford says its European research arm is leading an EUR3.5m research project to investigate the use of alternative fuels that offer could offer the potential for extremely low particulate emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency. The German government is c. . .  read more

How a Public Bus System in Johannesburg Saved South Africa $890 Million
September 9, 2015 // Atlantic City Lab

Dedicated lanes and low-sulfur diesel cut down on traffic time and greenhouse gas emissions.  read more

Yanmar Re-Enters Diesel Outboard Motor Market
September 8, 2015 // Boating Magazine

Marking its return to the diesel outboard market, engineering company Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has agreed exclusive distribution rights with German outboard manufacturer Neander Shark. YMI, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands, is to distrib. . .  read more

'Clean diesel campaign' launched as Euro 6 legislation comes into force
September 1, 2015 // Fleet News

The automotive industry has launched the 'CleanDieselTech campaign as all new cars sold from today must meet Euro 6 emissions regulation. The purpose of the online campaign, at and using the #Cleandieseltech hashtag, is to raise . . .  read more

In-Demand Diesel Is Poised to Be a Powerhouse on Forecourt
September 1, 2015 // Fuel Marketer News

Driven by the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations to reduce emissions, U.S. diesel — and the technology used to burn it — has undergone a significant transformation. As a result, today’s ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) contains 97% less sulfur, w. . .  read more

Could diesel made from air help tackle climate change?
September 1, 2015 // BBC

Making diesel out of thin air sounds like something from science fiction. But small companies in Germany and Canada are doing precisely this - capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and finding ways to sell it.  read more

Cadillac Confirms It Will Bring Diesels Back To The U.S.
August 20, 2015 // Green Car Reports

Cadillac will "definitely" bring diesels back to its U.S. lineup sometime over the next few years, brand chief Johan de Nysschen told Automotive News at a recent press event in Wisconsin. The General Motors luxury brand is reportedly working on new fou. . .  read more

More Vehicles, Including Diesel-Powered, on Japanese Roads
August 18, 2015 //

Meanwhile, diesel car sales grew to 79,565 in fiscal 2014, up from 2,086 10 years earlier.  read more

Commentary: Clean diesel in the USA – part of the air pollution solution?
August 13, 2015 // Air Quality News (United Kingdom)

Reductions in NOx and particulate emissions from diesel vehicles in the USA shows how the technology can be part of the solution to air quality problems, writes Alan Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.  read more

Global Marine Propulsion Engines Market Is Expected To Reach USD 10.95 Billion By 2020
August 11, 2015 // Press Release

High reliability and easy operability have resulted in diesel engines being the most extensively used to meet the primary as well as auxiliary ship propulsion needs in the marine industry. Presence of well-established spare part and repair networks global. . .  read more

India launches biodiesel programme
August 10, 2015 // Live Mint (India)

New Delhi: India on Monday launched its biodiesel programme as part of its efforts to cut energy imports and carbon emissions. As part of the initial run, the biodiesel B 5 blend will be sold to customers in some retail outlets of state-owned oil marke. . .  read more

Germany. Friedrichshafen Rolls-Royce supplies MTU steam Gensets for Type 23 Frigates in UK
August 6, 2015 // BYM Marine and Maritime News

Rolls-Royce is to supply a total of 48 MTU steam gensets, worth approximately €90 million, for 12 Duke-class (Type 23) frigates used by the UK’s Royal Navy. It is the first time that MTU engines will be in use with the Royal Navy in combat ships. The s. . .  read more

Diesel car sales ratio in South Korea tops 50 pct
August 4, 2015 // Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- The ratio of diesel engine cars sold during the first half of the year in South Korea topped 50 percent, industry data showed Tuesday, as carmakers offered diverse models running on the cheaper fuel.  read more

Airbus Starts Work On A Hybrid Diesel Electric 100 Seat Plane
July 30, 2015 // VR World

The new regional plane, as it is being designed right now, is leaning towards a diesel-electric concept with a diesel-hybrid engine powering two large-diameter e-Fans in what will probably be a carbon tube with solar panels on top, in order to maximize el. . .  read more

Rolls-Royce Power Systems invests in R&D for MTU Engines
July 27, 2015 // Port News

A special feature of the new testing facility is the gallery that has been erected above each test stand booth. This will play a role in the development of exhaust aftertreatment systems: "Exhaust aftertreatment is one of our technologies for MTU engines.. . .  read more

Global revenue for Gensets to reach $68 billion in 2024, says report
July 24, 2015 // ESI Africa

Global revenue from the installation of diesel generators is estimated to grow from $41.3 billion (ZAR513 billion) in 2015 to $67.5 billion (ZAR851 billion) in 2024 according to a new report released by Navigant Research. The US, China, and India have . . .  read more

Are Small Diesels the Future of Transportation?
July 24, 2015 //

BorgWarner’s new series turbocharging technology proves internal combustion engines are far from dead in a world of automotive power plant technology.  read more

Diesels easily trump gas for total cost of ownership
July 17, 2015 // Auto Blog

Buyers shouldn't let some initial sticker shock dissuade them from buying a diesel model, according to the latest research. Following up on a study from 2013, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute continues to find that paying the e. . .  read more

Bosch: Emissions – How diesel affects air quality
July 8, 2015 // Robert Bosch LLC

Paris, London, Stuttgart – air quality is at the focus of debate all over Europe – a debate that often centers on diesel engines. “Diesel engines have never been more important than they are today. This technology is key to achieving fleet CO2 emission. . .  read more

Diesel genset backbone of Saudi construction industry
July 8, 2015 // Saudi Gazette (Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Arabia’s diesel genset market recorded a healthy growth rate during 2010-14 and is expected to witness upward trend over the next six years. According to 6Wresearch, Saudi Arabia Diesel Genset Market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 13.55% during 20. . .  read more

China revamps 8,800 diesel buses to cut pollution
July 7, 2015 // The Economic Times (India)

BEIJING: China has completed the renovation of its 8,800-strong fleet of diesel buses here which officials say will now discharge 60 per cent less emissions of nitrogen oxide to cut pollution.  read more

Automotive and petroleum refining industry: open letter on diesel to EU policy makers
July 7, 2015 // European Automobile Manufacturers Association

Brussels - In an open letter to EU policy makers, leading representatives of the automotive and petroleum refining industry in Europe committed to keep pushing the technical boundaries in order to find ever better ways of combining the customer benefits o. . .  read more

Honda Civic travels over 8,000 miles using £459 of diesel
July 7, 2015 // Belfast Telegraph (Ireland)

Fergal McGrath and Julian Warren, who spent 25 days behind the wheel of the Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC diesel, as they set a new world record for fuel efficiency by covered 8,387 miles across 24 EU countries - using just £459 of diesel.  read more

Port of Oakland diesel emissions way down, world takes note
June 24, 2015 // Port of Oakland

UC Civil and Environmental Engineering Prof. Robert Harley said state and Port programs have modernized Oakland’s harbor truck fleet. The result: not only are black carbon emissions plummeting, but nitrogen oxides, which create ozone, are down 53 percent.. . .  read more

“E-Diesel” May Be The “Fuel of the Future"
June 13, 2015 // Truck Trend Magazine

A brand-new fuel made from CO2, water, and electricity called “e-diesel” has been invented, and the first 5 liters went straight into the tank of an Audi A8 3.0L TDI this April. That diesel-powered luxury sedan belongs to Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, the Fede. . .  read more

$28.5 million for Upgrades to Diesel Generating Stations Across North
May 19, 2015 // Net News Ledger (Ontario, Canada)

The Federal Government is investing $28.5 million for the design and upgrades to diesel generating stations and fuel tank systems at core facilities through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.  read more

Britain’s Cars Guzzle Record Diesel as Gasoline Loses Traction
May 14, 2015 // Bloomberg

Britain’s cars are guzzling diesel like never before, presenting a growing challenge to oil refineries that weren’t configured to maximize production of the fuel. The nation consumed 540,600 barrels a day of diesel in February, according to the most re. . .  read more

Toyota, Mazda Consider Sharing Fuel-Efficient Technologies
May 10, 2015 // The Wall Street Journal

Under consideration is a deal in which Toyota would offer its plug-in hybrid and fuel cell technologies to Mazda. In return, Mazda would provide its fuel-efficient gas and diesel engine technologies to Toyota, said the person who spoke on the condition of. . .  read more

Arnold Clark reveal diesel sales stay "strong" despite Supreme Court ruling
May 8, 2015 // The Daily Record (Scotland)

“The latest diesel cars, which meet the latest pan-EU Euro-6 emissions standard, have already been endorsed in London, with Transport for London classifying them as ‘ultra-low emission’ for the purposes of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the capital. . .  read more

Meet the Country’s First Self-Driving Semi Truck
May 6, 2015 // Time Magazine

Daimler Trucks North America has unveiled the first self-driving commercial truck licensed to drive on U.S. public highways. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck allows drivers to cede full control of all critical functions when cruising down the highway. . .  read more

Peugeot 208 with BlueHDi Diesel Engine Achieves Fuel Consumption Record
May 4, 2015 // The Auto Channel

COVENTRY, UK -- May 4, 2015: A 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S PEUGEOT 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the UTAC. An impressive 1,337.19 miles (2,152 kilometres) were covered on 9.45 gallons (43 litres) of Diesel. . .  read more

What a gas: Using water and air to run a car
April 30, 2015 // CNN

Researchers at Audi are making synthetic diesel fuel using only water and air. Miracle? No. Science. The German automaker announced it has created the first batch of liquid "e-diesel" at a research facility in Dresden. The clear fuel is produced throug. . .  read more

Cadillac Confirms Four- and Six-Cylinder Diesel Engines, Studying Three-Cylinders, and More
April 30, 2015 // Car and Driver

Cadillac is getting serious about efficient powertrains. The brand will launch four- and six-cylinder diesel engines, Cadillac chief engineer Dave Leone re-confirmed to us. The diesel engines are designed with the European market in mind, but according. . .  read more

Jaguar bringing XE diesel to US in 2016
April 29, 2015 // Green Car Congress

The Jaguar US lineup will expand in 2016 with the addition of the all new, aluminum-intensive Jaguar XE compact sports sedan in 20d (diesel) and 35t models each in Premium, Prestige and R-Sport trim levels and available in RWD or AWD. The Jaguar XE will b. . .  read more

Natural-Gas Trucks Not Part of Truck Sales Boom
April 23, 2015 // TruckingInfo.Com

Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled heavy-duty trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research. “With the price differential between diesel and. . .  read more

Delphi in Gillingham hosts conference on diesel engine efficiency
April 22, 2015 // Kent Business (United Kingdom)

More than 200 experts from the car industry have descended on the county today for a conference on the improving diesel engines. Vehicle technology developer Delphi is hosting the conference at its Gillingham base, where it employs about 900 people. Th. . .  read more

Indian Railways To Run On Diesel That Used To Be Plastic
April 22, 2015 // Asian Scientist

Announced by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology and CSIR's Vice President, the move is part of plans to reduce India's dependence on fossil fuels. “We are the first to have the capability to convert one tonne of broken buckets. . .  read more

Top 5 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in India
April 21, 2015 // NDTV

1. Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire - diesel 2. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - petrol and diesel 3. Honda City - diesel 4. Honda Amaze - diesel 5. Chevrolet Beat - diesel  read more

Tavares (PSA) defends diesel before MPs
April 15, 2015 // Agence France-Presse

(Translated) The CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën Carlos Tavares on Wednesday defended diesel to Members of Parliament, warning that diesel engines were essential to compliance with European objectives emissions.  read more

Carbon emissions from new cars in EU fall 2.6 pct in 2014 - report
April 15, 2015 // Reuters

OSLO, April 15 (Reuters) - Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union fell 2.6 percent last year, beating goals set for 2015 as part of efforts to slow climate change, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Wednesday.. . .  read more

Automakers defend diesels, call them key to meeting CO2 goals
April 13, 2015 // Automotive News Europe

Automakers argue that Euro 6 emissions standards that apply to new model cars that go on sale starting in September will make diesel emissions a non-issue. “The level of removal of pollutants in Euro 6 is phenomenal,” FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne told report. . .  read more

New Technologies Reduce Diesel Emissions to Near-Zero
April 6, 2015 // Design News

As I wrote in my last post, automakers are rolling out greater numbers of sleek light-duty vehicles that run on new clean diesel, or ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, and have high-efficiency engine technologies that extract more BTUs than ever from a gallon . . .  read more

Cleaner diesel fuel introduced in Shenzhen
April 3, 2015 // Guangdong News (China)

Compared with National IV diesel fuel, the new variety, which is equivalent to the European IV standard, is expected to help reduce sulfur emissions by 80 percent, meaning a vehicle running on the new fuel emits five times less sulfur than one running on . . .  read more

BorgWarner: Bolsters Manufacturing Facility In Mexico
March 30, 2015 // 4-Traders

"BorgWarner's advanced emissions and ignition technologies help automakers meet stringent emissions standards while improving fuel economy and engine performance," said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions Systems. "Our expan. . .  read more

French President Holland: "We must defend the diesel engine"
March 29, 2015 // Auto Plus (France)

French President Francois Hollande: "I want to highlight that the most recent diesel engines are also the most efficient in the fight against the greenhouse gas emissions. It’s really important to say it because on one hand diversification is a must – thi. . .  read more

Daimler Trucks Predicting Another Banner Year
March 27, 2015 // TruckingInfo.Com

Globally, Daimler Trucks sold 496,000 trucks last year, up 2% from 2013. The biggest market was Asia, with 167,000 units, followed closely by the NAFTA region at 161,000. DTNA President and CEO Martin Daum quipped to reporters, "because we are very compet. . .  read more

Clean marine fuel a step forward
March 26, 2015 // South China Morning Post

Simon Ng Ka-wing, chief research officer at Civic Exchange, says this is likely when it becomes mandatory for ocean-going vessels to use low-sulphur marine diesel fuel when berthing in Hong Kong, under a proposed law that activists hope will take effect a. . .  read more

No Need For Shipowners to Rush on LNG, Says MAN Diesel & Turbo
March 26, 2015 // Ship and Bunker

According to MAN Diesel & Turbo, shipowners would be better-served in the long run by not preparing or ordering ships that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the near-term, Lloyd's List reports.  read more

Tractors of New Holland awarded for customer satisfaction
March 25, 2015 // The Economic Times (India)

NEW DELHI: Leading tractor manufacturer New Holland Agriculture has been awarded the customer satisfaction award by JD Power Asia Pacific based on the responses from 4,789 owners in India who made the purchases between July 2012 and November 2013.  read more

Diesels made up majority of Mazda's Japan sales in February
March 24, 2015 // Nikkei

TOKYO -- Vehicles with diesel engines accounted for more than half of passenger cars sold by Mazda Motor in the domestic market last month, a first for the Japanese automaker. This marks the first time since 2000 that diesels made up a majority of cars. . .  read more

Power Equipment - Yanmar L Series drives Pumps Australia’s expansion and growth
March 24, 2015 // Info (Australia)

Perth-based Pumps Australia attributes its unprecedented growth to the performance of the Yanmar L Series diesel engine from Power Equipment - Yanmar . Pumps Australia’s successful high pressure cleaners are powered by the Yanmar L Series diesel engines.  read more

New buses on the way
March 19, 2015 // Oshawa Express (Ontario, Canada)

Those who use transit will be hopping on some new buses in the near future. The Region of Durham is teaming up with Metrolinx – the province’s transit authority – to purchase eight new diesel buses. “This is great news for transit riders across the Dur. . .  read more

East African Clean Diesel Now a Reality
March 18, 2015 // United Nations Environment Programme

The Heavy-Duty Diesel Initiative has, since 2013, supported the East Africa Community (EAC) in its landmark introduction of low sulfur fuels (maximum sulfur content of 50 ppm in diesel). A June 2013 meeting of East African Ministers from Burundi, Kenya, R. . .  read more

'Vroom' to grow diesel car population in Singapore
March 9, 2015 // Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: The diesel car population in Singapore has grown by more than 20 times over the last five years. Land Transport Authority (LTA) statistics showed that there were 138 diesel cars in 2010, but this has grown to 3,206 last year.  read more

Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid
March 7, 2015 // Automotive News Europe

GENEVA -- Audi will offer its Q7 premium large SUV with two plug-in hybrid powertrains: a diesel variant for Europe and a gasoline version for the U.S. and China.  read more

Dukovany uses new diesel generators in Blackout drill
March 5, 2015 // Ceska Tiskova Kancelar (Czech Republic)

Dukovany - Technicians of nuclear power plant Dukovany held a blackout drill today training resumption of power supplies after a fictitious power outage, using two new standby diesel generators that were installed last year. Each of the new diesel gene. . .  read more

Government rejects call for diesel vehicle scrappage scheme
March 1, 2015 // Air Quality News (United Kingdom)

Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), said it had “no current plans for a national diesel scrappage or engine retrofit scheme”. It also declined the EAC’s suggestion for a step-by-step rebalancing of fuel duty and vehicle excise . . .  read more

Mazda bets on diesel-only car for Japan launch of key 2015 model
February 27, 2015 // Reuters

(Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp will sell only diesel-powered cars in the domestic launch of its key model for 2015, gambling it can convince the country's army of hybrid petrol-electric drivers that the days of sooty, noisy diesels are long gone.  read more

Pollution level in Paris: Good news for diesel
February 10, 2015 // L'Express (France)

(Translated from French) The anti-pollution plan presented by the city of Paris does not apply to newer diesel vehicles. In a professional point of the sector can be seen as a boon for the new generations of engines.  read more

Study affirms diesel emissions technology, boosting efforts to replace old engines
February 10, 2015 // The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“It’s a game-changing study,” said Frank O’Donnell, president of the Clean Air Watch, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington D.C. “It absolutely confirms that modern pollution controls can convert the dirty diesel engine into somethi. . .  read more

As the World Embraces Diesels, Americans Still Play Hard to Get
February 7, 2015 // The New York Times

“Quiet” and “diesel” are two words not usually seen together. When American consumers think of diesel-engine vehicles — if they think about them at all — other words most likely come to mind, like “noisy,” “smoky” and “slow.” But that has changed. Toda. . .  read more

Clean ship fuel an “easy step” to reduce air pollution
February 6, 2015 // Arctic Journal (Greenland)

Heading off massive increases in air pollution from ships transiting the Arctic is possible by making a slight reduction in the amount of sulfur in diesel fuel, according to conclusions of a recently released paper. “This is an easy step to take, and i. . .  read more

Modern diesel exhaust poses little health risk, study concludes
February 6, 2015 // Commercial Carrier Journal

Lifetime exposure to exhaust from modern diesel engines does not induce tumors or precancerous changes, according to the conclusions of a study released this week — the first on the health effects of modern diesel exhaust. The report, released last mon. . .  read more

MTU Wins Order For 232 Diesel Locomotive Engines From China
January 29, 2015 // Downstream Business

Rolls-Royce announced Jan. 26 that its MTU division won an order worth an estimated €100 million (US$112 million) from China-based CNR Dalian for 232 MTU “Series 4000” diesel engines that will be installed in freight locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail . . .  read more

New Study on Clean Diesel Technology Affirms Near-Zero Emissions, No Significant Health Impact
January 28, 2015 // Green Transit News

“The results of this new study verify the environmental benefits of the new clean diesel technology, which have near-zero emissions for nitrogen oxides (NOx), hydrocarbons (HC) and particulate matter (PM)," said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of . . .  read more

Study finds no link between diesel technologies, cancer
January 27, 2015 // Greenwire

Lifetime exposure to exhaust from modern diesel technologies is not likely to cause cancer, according to a study released today by a nonprofit research organization. The study, published by the Health Effects Institute, is the first comprehensive look . . .  read more

Study Clears Newer Diesels of Lung Cancer And Other Risks
January 27, 2015 // Hybrid Cars

A first-of-its-kind study examining the efficacy of post-2007 diesel emissions control technologies meeting federal regulations has found zero incidence of cancerous lung tumors in rats subjected to diesel exhaust. The implications of the Advanced Coll. . .  read more

Study: Animal Fat Biodiesel Cuts GHGs by 85%
January 20, 2015 // Domestic

Biodiesel made from animal fat produces 85 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions. This news release from the European Fat Processors and Renderers Association says new finding from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) in Germany con. . .  read more

Low-emission straddle carriers begin operation at HHLA’s Burchardkai
January 20, 2015 // Ship

Claimed to be the world's lowest-emission straddle carriers, these modern diesel-electric vehicles will help HHLA to reduce emissions at container terminals. The straddle carriers produce emissions of nitrogen oxides of up to 94% lower than the previou. . .  read more

Motor industry to host air quality debate in London
January 19, 2015 // Air Quality News (United Kingdom)

Air quality policy makers and the UK motor industry are set to debate pollution hotspots and the latest vehicle emission technology at an event hosted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in London next month. The Association is kee. . .  read more

First Diesel-Electric Hybrid Buses Hit The Road In Budapest
January 19, 2015 // Hungary Today

On Saturday, 17 January, the first brand new Volvo diesel-electric powered hybrid articulated bus to comply with Euro-6 emission standards began serving public transport passengers in the capital. A further 27 hybrid buses will join the fleet of the Centr. . .  read more

Euro 6 emission standards for diesel vehicles from 2018
December 30, 2014 // The Straights Times (Singapore)

Euro 6 is the latest engine emission standards set by the European Union that further cuts nitrogen oxides (NOx) pollutants and fine particulate matter. The new standard, which has been progressively implemented in other countries, imposes strict rules. . .  read more

A new Korean car brand coming to America? Ssangyong files papers to market a compact SUV, sedan
December 22, 2014 // Consumer Reports

The Tivoli will launch in the South Korean market in January at the equivalent price of $15,000 with a six-speed manual transmission; a six-speed automatic transmission will add about $1,500 to the cost. The base two-wheel drive Tivoli will come with a 12. . .  read more

Car industry wants new emission zone to be even tougher
December 18, 2014 // London Evening Standard (United Kingdom)

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is calling for petrol-engined cars to be subject to the same clampdown as diesels. It says diesel engines are being demonised on the basis of out-of-date emissions figures. According to the car chiefs, the. . .  read more

The electric Écolobus almost six times more expensive as diesel
December 18, 2014 // Le Soleil (Quebec)

(Translated) On 31 December 2013, the maintenance cost was $ 6.69 per kilometer for a Écolobus compared to $ 1.17 / km for a standard bus. It is almost six times higher. By replacing the eight electric minibuses with regular vehicles, the RTC and save. . .  read more

Diesel security part of Cabinet’s plan to combat load shedding
December 11, 2014 // The Citizen (South Africa)

Cabinet has adopted a five-point plan to address the electricity challenges facing South Africa. The announcement was made by the Minister in the Presidency for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, in Pretoria on Thursday. “Today (Thurs. . .  read more

Air pollution from EU passenger transport continues to fall
December 10, 2014 // Air Quality News (United Kingdom)

Air pollution emissions from passenger transport continues to fall slightly in Europe, but “more action” is still needed to reduce transport’s environmental impact, according to the European Environment Agency.  read more

Daimler, Heller Wins European Environmental Award for Innovative Nanoslide Technology
December 9, 2014 // World Industrial Reporter

In 2013, Mercedes-Benz introduced its patented technology in the V6 turbocharged petrol engine. Nanoslide is also being applied in the V6 diesel engines as well as the 4- and 8-cylinder high-powered engines in the latest generation of Mercedes-AMG vehicle. . .  read more

Diesel Technology Forum Responds to Concerns in France About Pollution: Organization Exec Says Clean Diesel is the Solution
December 8, 2014 // Diesel Power

“The new generation of clean diesel technology is an ecological solution that will help France meet both clean air and climate goals, and it would be a mistake for French leaders not to embrace it,” Schaeffer said. He said that clean diesel has firmly . . .  read more

Audi Q7 will be VW Group's 1st plug-in diesel
December 5, 2014 // Automotive News

The Audi Q7 will be the first model from the Volkswagen Group to offer a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain, an Audi source told Automotive News Europe. The Q7 will debut next year with gasoline and diesel powertrains. A plug-in diesel will come later an. . .  read more

BC Transit's $90M hydrogen bus fleet to be sold off, converted to diesel
December 4, 2014 // CBC News (Canada)

Hydrogen buses that were once lauded as the future of clean transportation in B.C.are being replaced by old-fashioned diesel power. The 20 vehicles were part of a high profile, $90-million plan to showcase hydrogen power during the 2010 Winter Olympics. . .  read more

More than 300 low emission buses to be introduced into London by the end of the year
December 3, 2014 // Cities Today

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that more than 300 buses with the latest Euro VI engines will be operating on London’s roads by the end of this year. Over two thirds of the vehicles will be hybrid diesel-electric double decker buses. Under the. . .  read more

Positive outlook for global diesel fuel use
December 1, 2014 // OEM Off-Highway Magazine

The International Energy Agency predicts that diesel will be the #1 fuel moving people and freight around the globe. Diesel fuel is expected to displace gasoline as the top passenger transportation fuel while remaining the top fuel used in the goods movem. . .  read more

The American Diesel Plane That Could Bring Private Flight to China
November 28, 2014 // Wired

Diesel engines have been around for more than a century but are a recent addition to the light airplane world. Traditionally, they’ve been heavy and offer short lifespans due to the higher compression rates in their cylinders, not good qualities for power. . .  read more

Johan de Nysschen: Cadillac Diesels in 2019, Possible 911 Fighter in a Decade
November 21, 2014 // Car and Driver

“Diesel is the fastest, most cost-effective way to reduce CO2 and emissions,” says Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen. “I think it has to be part of our portfolio approach to meeting compliance. Cadillac also wants to be more global and less U.S.-centri. . .  read more

Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU supplies ten emergency diesel gensets to Nuclear Power Plant in Belarus
November 20, 2014 // Rolls-Royce

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has won an order for supplying Ostrovets 1&2, the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), with ten emergency diesel gensets (EDGs). Each genset delivers an electrical power output of 6. . .  read more

Johnson Matthey biodiesel technology wins IChemE Sustainable Technology Award
November 18, 2014 // Energy Global

Johnson Matthey Davey Technologies is behind a new development involving reactive distillation for biodiesel production, which was recognized at the annual Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Awards last week. The new technology produces biodies. . .  read more

Australia's Submarine Project: US And Japan To Join As Technology Partners
November 18, 2014 // International Business Times

A trilateral military cooperation is building up in Asia Pacific with Japan and the U.S. as a pivot of military cooperation with Australia, including the hitech submarine technology. To bolster the naval capabilities, the Australian government is looking . . .  read more

Australia’s first Euro 6 truck fleet delivered
November 18, 2014 // Transport and Logistics News

TNT Australia has taken delivery of the first Euro 6 emission-compliant trucks in Australia, several years ahead of the new regulations taking effect in Australia. Euro 6 is the European Commission’s most stringent diesel exhaust emissions regulation and . . .  read more

Volvo Penta Helps Power Nibulon's Empire
November 17, 2014 // The Maritime Executive

Nibulon’s latest design is the 121 pusher tug, a highly efficient vessel used to push barges and other floating objects on Nibulon’s aquatic transport routes in Ukraine. They are equipped with two Volvo Penta D16 MH diesel engines, and two Volvo Penta D5 . . .  read more

Renault Clio Diesel vs Toyota Yaris Hybrid vs Volkswagen Polo Diesel
November 15, 2014 // What Car? (United Kingdom)

Does the new Toyota Yaris Hybrid have what it takes to beat its diesel opposition? We pitch it against two accomplished rivals to find out.  read more

Europe’s diesel car demand remains in robust good health
November 14, 2014 // AID Newsletter

AID’s regular pulse sensing of Europe’s diesel car market, this time at the three-quarter stage, reveals that the region’s diesel car sales share, at 53.2 per cent after nine months of gradual car market recovery, was unchanged from a year ago.  read more

Hybrid solar diesel system to power Australian telecom towers in remote locations
November 13, 2014 // CSP World

The poject features a 39 kW solar PV installation backed by a 8 kVA diesel generator and a 216 kWh battery system to storage as much solar energy as posible to reduce diesel consumption while assuring a 24 hours supply to a telecom tower. This first pilot. . .  read more

Natural gas adoption stalls on lower diesel prices; ACT publishes ‘reality check’
November 13, 2014 // Commercial Carrier Journal

With diesel prices at three-year lows and expected to remain well below $4 in 2015, much of the shine is off the pennies per gallon that can be saved by using alternative fuels.  read more

Mooney unveils two diesel-powered planes at Airshow China
November 12, 2014 // The Wichita Eagle

Mooney International, an aircraft manufacturer that started in Wichita 85 years ago, unveiled two new aircraft models – both with diesel engines – at this week’s Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai, China.  read more

Scania will deliver approximately 1,500 biodiesel trucks in 2014
November 11, 2014 // OEM Off-Highway Magazine

In 2014 alone, Scania expects to deliver about 1,500 Euro 6 trucks in Europe that use one of the five engine models that can run on up to 100% biodiesel. Biodiesel is perhaps the most popular alternative fuel among Europe hauliers today. It is easy to . . .  read more

Global Gains and Future Potential for Clean Diesel Power Outlined At 7th Emissions Summit USA
November 11, 2014 // OEM Off-Highway Magazine

The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCR) technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the large. . .  read more

Most Indians buy diesel cars: Bosch
November 10, 2014 // Auto Car India

Bosch has just revealed the world map of an analysis – use of different powertrains worldwide. The global automotive supplier says that every fifth vehicle that is sold in Japan is a hybrid, spark-ignition engines make a majority of sales in China, while . . .  read more

Euronaval: Rolls-Royce Showcases Mtu Propulsion And System Solutions For The Naval Defence And Marine Sectors
October 27, 2014 // MTU

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine sectors at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris from 27 to 31 October (Hall B2, Stand F38). The focus will be on t. . .  read more

Delphi Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results
October 24, 2014 // Delphi Automotive

GILLINGHAM, England — Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH), a leading global vehicle components manufacturer, today reported record third quarter 2014 U.S. GAAP earnings of $1.02 per diluted share. Excluding special items, third quarter earnings increased 2. . .  read more

Mazda6 Diesel Sets 20 Speed Records
October 23, 2014 // Hybrid Cars

Mazda managed to break 20 speed records with its diesel-powered Mazda6. Three Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesels completed a 24-hour marathon run on the high-speed track this last weekend, with the front car achieving an average speed of 137.37 . . .  read more

BorgWarner Supplies R2S® Turbocharging Technology For Volvo Cars New Engine Platform
October 23, 2014 // PRNewswire

BorgWarner's award-winning regulated two-stage turbocharging (R2S®) technology boosts the 2.0-liter diesel engine for Volvo's new Drive-E powertrain family. Available for nearly all Volvo models, the fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine achieves an output . . .  read more

Government deregulates diesel; prices to be linked to market
October 19, 2014 // The Economic Times (India)

NEW DELHI: The government announced its biggest reform yet as it decontrolled diesel, which will immediately become cheaper by Rs 3.35 a litre, raised gas prices to $5.61 a unit from next month and said cooking gas customers in 54 districts will get subsi. . .  read more

Ford to Expand Clean Diesel Engine Factory Near London
October 19, 2014 // Bloomberg

Ford Motor Co. will invest 190 million pounds ($306 million) on a factory in Dagenham on the outskirts of London, creating 318 jobs as it expands production of cleaner diesel engines. The money is part of 1.5 billion pounds being spent over five years . . .  read more

Ford produces 3 millionth small diesel engine in Europe
October 15, 2014 // Autocar Professional

Ford has produced its three millionth, small-capacity low carbon diesel engine in Europe. The milestone 1.5-litre TDCi, part of a new family of Euro Stage VI-compliant Ford engines, was manufactured at Ford’s global diesel engineering centre of excellence. . .  read more

Mazda Demio wins Car of Year Japan award
October 14, 2014 // Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan)

Mazda Motor Corp.’s compact car Demio has won this year’s Car of the Year Japan award. Mazda won the award for the first time since its CX-5 sport-utility vehicle gained the title in 2012. The Demio was the first mass-produced compact car in Japan to b. . .  read more

Commentary: Don't Count Diesel Out
October 10, 2014 // TruckingInfo.Com

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that America could save up to 1.4 million barrels of oil per day – an amount equivalent to the oil we currently import from Saudi Arabia – if one-third of U.S. cars, pickup trucks and SUVs were diesel-pow. . .  read more

Johnson Matthey receives prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry landmark award
October 9, 2014 // Auto Car Professional

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Europe’s largest organisation for advancing the chemical sciences, has awarded a National Chemical Landmark to Royston-based company Johnson Matthey, a global leader in emission control technologies. The National C. . .  read more

U.S. biodiesel industry protests European trade duties
October 2, 2014 // Environment and Energy News

In comments filed yesterday, the National Biodiesel Board called on the European Commission to let the duties expire at the end of the year. The duties, first imposed by Europe in 2009, were slated to expire this year, but the commission is reviewing whet. . .  read more

Jaguar XE to offer awd, diesel engine in U.S.
October 2, 2014 // Automotive News

PARIS -- The Jaguar XE compact sedan will launch with optional all-wheel drive and a four-cylinder diesel engine when it goes on sale in the U.S.  read more

Delphi launches next-gen diesel and gas injection systems at IAA
October 1, 2014 // Transport Engineer (United Kingdom)

Steve Gregory, Delphi Diesel Systems managing director, says that the new common rail system – due for production in 2016 – delivers improved fuel control, with pressures up to 2,400 bar, to maximise the burn and enhance emission performance. It's also mo. . .  read more

Turbocharging In Your Future?
October 1, 2014 // Hybrid Cars

With the need to downsize engines, reduce weight and reduce fuel consumption, turbocharging has become a technology many manufacturers are turning to. Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT), one of the leading global developers of automotive turbochargers,. . .  read more

Delphi launches next-gen diesel and gas injection systems at IAA
October 1, 2014 // Transport Engineer (United Kingdom)

Delphi Automotive launched a range of modular diesel common rail systems for medium-duty applications as well as a high-pressure direct injection (HPDI) natural gas injector for heavy-duty applications at IAA, Hanover (25 September to 2 October).  read more

Climate change: the use of clean diesel technology would be a "key solution"
September 23, 2014 // La Voz (Argentina)

"In the last 15 years in USA, advances in technology and clean diesel fuel have created trucks, cars and equipment with near-zero emissions that are more efficient in fuel consumption and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases," said Allen Schaeffer, the Ex. . .  read more

Manufacturers making progress with diesel-powered airplane engines
September 13, 2014 // The Wichita Eagle

When it comes to the next big thing for general aviation airplanes, aviation experts are looking toward diesel engines that run on jet fuel. Several major aircraft and engine makers have announced the development of diesel engines suited for aircraft, . . .  read more

Case Study: Yanmar diesel engine powering heavy duty agriculture
September 10, 2014 // Ferret (Australia)

Steve Barbeler, a cane farmer just outside of Mackay in far north Queensland continues to be impressed with the powerhouse performance of his Yanmar 3TNV82 diesel engine even after four years. Having owned and operated the Yanmar 3TNV82 diesel engine f. . .  read more

Diesel improvements hit cost appeal of electric vans
September 9, 2014 // Fleet Van (United Kingdom)

Improvements in diesel engine efficiency in commercial vehicles could make the economic case for running electric vans even more difficult, says a major manufacturer. Steve Bridge, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans, believes the technology used i. . .  read more

Slow Going for Natural-Gas Powered Trucks
August 27, 2014 // The Wall Street Journal

In the midst of the strongest market for commercial trucks in eight years, North American sales of natural-gas-powered haulers are just crawling along. Higher purchase prices compared with diesel trucks, improved diesel fuel economy and continued scarcity. . .  read more

Euro 6 Made Simple (BOSCH Video)
August 27, 2014 // Automotive Business Review

Euro 6 is a European Union regulation that sets emission standards for vehicles. “Euro 6 will make diesel cars as clean as gasoline cars,” says Dr. Rolf Bulander, the member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH responsible for powertrain tec. . .  read more

Renewable diesel reduces carbon footprint of major summer events
August 20, 2014 // Biodiesel Magazine

Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel was used to generate electricity at two major events in Finland this summer: the Flow Festival in Helsinki and the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle street circuit race. NEXBTL diesel generated 45 percent of the electr. . .  read more

New Challenger MT500E Series row crop tractors offer maximum horsepower ratings from 185 to 255
August 20, 2014 // OEM Off-Highway Magazine

Challenger, a worldwide brand of AGCO Corporation, has announced the availability of five new row crop tractor models it believes can instantly increase on-farm efficiency and productivity. The new Challenger MT500E Series row crop tractors with new AG. . .  read more

Diesel cars in vogue now in Singapore
August 20, 2014 // The Business Times (Singapore)

As diesel engines became cleaner, the government cut the diesel surcharge progressively to 40 Singapore cents per cubic centimetre currently. But the biggest boost to diesel was the CEVS, and the reclassification of COE Category A for small cars. CEVS. . .  read more

Four-Seat Volkswagen 'XL2' Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming?
August 20, 2014 // Green Car Reports

If Volkswagen can really produce a four-seat production car that achieves more than 100 miles per gallon in everyday running, it would be a huge achievement.  read more

Bosch expands exhaust-gas treatment facility
August 20, 2014 // Automotive Engineer

Bosch has expanded its exhaust-gas treatment facilities to cope with the increased demand for the technology. The company expects global requirements for the systems to double by 2020 as regulations become stricter, and so in preparation for this has o. . .  read more

Cleaner heating oil coming to the Northeast
August 19, 2014 // Politico

Industry experts hope cleaner heating oil will bring the same boost that ultra-low-sulfur diesel has brought to the auto industry since it became mandatory in 2010. Diesel and heating oil are essentially the same substance, though their sulfur levels can . . .  read more

Game-changing solar-diesel hybrid plant nears full deployment
August 15, 2014 // Cogeneration and On-Site Production

Global construction firm Laing O’Rourke will be constructing, setting up and packing down the world’s first fully redeployable large-scale solar-diesel hybrid power plant as announced by ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht who said the technology has the “potenti. . .  read more

Diesel Engines Emerging As New Technology For Future GA Aircraft
August 14, 2014 // Aero News Network

With several major aircraft and engine manufacturers recently announcing the development of new diesel aircraft engines, the general aviation industry in the United States appears to be entering a new diesel evolution phase, said Allen Schaeffer, the Exec. . .  read more

Mazda to sell diesel hybrid cars in FY16
August 12, 2014 // Japan News

Mazda Motor Corp. will be the first Japanese carmaker to begin selling diesel hybrid passenger cars in Japan and Europe as early as fiscal 2016, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. Compared with existing hybrid cars, which are mainly powered by a gasoline. . .  read more

Delphi to debut new ‘Tech Truck’ at IAA CV show
July 25, 2014 // Delphi Automotive

July 25, 2014 — Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) will unveil the second generation of its Technology Truck concept highlighting future technologies at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicles show being held Sept 25-Oct. 2 in Hannover, Germany. New high-. . .  read more

Diesels, Despite Competition,Will Still Lead Fuel Frugality March - Audi
July 22, 2014 // Forbes

At a diesel technology workshop, held here in Sweden, Audi said around 40 per cent of its engines sold since 2010 were diesels, and this will continue to at least 2020. In Europe, close to 50 per cent of all new cars sold are diesels. Diesels have been. . .  read more

Japan's Mitsubishi to enter Australia diesel market with import terminal
July 22, 2014 // Reuters

(Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp said it is entering Australia's diesel market by building a $103 million gas oil import terminal to tap growing demand and as a closure of several refineries has squeezed domestic supply of the fuel.  read more

US: Kia eyes diesel entry in US
July 11, 2014 // Just Auto

Kia is looking at introducing diesel engines to America as part of its long-term plan to continue growing by entering new segments. The arrival of the K900, a Mercedes S-Class-sized luxury saloon, in the US in February and the launch of the company's f. . .  read more

Betting on Diesel Cars, Exxon Is Set to Expand Belgium Refinery
July 10, 2014 // The New York Times

More than half of the new cars registered in Western Europe last year were diesel powered, compared with only about one in 10 back in 1990. (Even now, only about 3 percent of new cars in the United States are diesels, according to the market researcher IH. . .  read more

Audi Won Le Mans with 22 Percent Less Diesel Fuel
June 27, 2014 // Hybrid Cars

Audi reached its goal of reducing fuel consumption while competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The company’s R18 e-tron quattro clinched its 2014 Le Mans victory while consuming 22 percent less fuel than its predecessor in 2013. With 13 victories in 16. . .  read more

BorgWarner Equips New Generation Of Diesel Engines From Volkswagen With Pressure Sensor Glow Plugs
June 24, 2014 // PRNewswire

"BorgWarner's advanced diesel cold-start technology contributes significantly to a cleaner combustion process," said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions Systems. "BorgWarner is the first manufacturer to produce the PSG in se. . .  read more

Top 15 most fuel efficient cars in India
June 23, 2014 // The Times of India

Honda's sales in India rose 83% from a year earlier to 1.34 lakh cars in the year ended March 2014. For this performance at a time when the overall car market shrank, analysts cite its success with diesel — the heavier fuel which is still lighter on pocke. . .  read more

Diesel Expected to Overtake Gasoline as No. 1 Transport Fuel
June 19, 2014 //

The Diesel Technology Forum commissioned R.L. Polk and Company to study vehicle registration data for all 50 states from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. The goal was to evaluate the trends in clean diesel and hybrid registrations nationwide, to iden. . .  read more

It's Audi Again at Le Mans
June 15, 2014 // The Wall Street Journal

Audi scored its 13th overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in central France on Sunday, putting down a hugely talented team from Porsche, its Volkswagen Group corporate sibling, in what has to be one of the most expensive examples of interoffice team-bui. . .  read more

Umicore announces investment in new catalyst facility in Poland
June 10, 2014 // Umicore

Brussels - Umicore announced today the construction of a production facility in Nowa Ruda, Poland, for emission control catalysts used in cars and trucks. The investment will allow Umicore to meet the growth in demand for automotive catalysts from its cus. . .  read more

World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Makes Its Debut
June 9, 2014 // Inside Climate News

The Volkswagen XL 1, a diesel-electric hybrid, gets about 260 miles per gallon—meaning, a New York-to-Washington run would guzzle just about a gallon of diesel. Chevrolet's all-electric Spark, America's fuel economy leader, gets half that many miles per g. . .  read more

Bombardier to supply TRAXX diesel multi-engine locomotives to DB
June 8, 2014 // Railway Technology

Bombardier Transportation has secured a €27m contract from German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) to deliver seven TRAXX diesel multi-engine locomotives. The locomotives are equipped with four Caterpillar C18 engines, which are controlled individual. . .  read more

Delphi launches new family of diesel common rail systems
May 21, 2014 // Engine Technology International

Delphi Automotive has unveiled a new family of diesel common rail systems. The line, introduced at the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium in early May, includes diesel solenoid injectors, fuel pumps, engine control units and rails for light- and me. . .  read more

Japan automakers team up in engine research
May 19, 2014 // Reuters

The car makers have learned from Europe's R&D methods, in which companies work closely with one another and with universities to save resources and costs - helping give birth to popular technologies such as clean diesel, he said. AICE will focus on stu. . .  read more

Carmakers bet on diesel market
May 16, 2014 // The Korea Times

Diesel engine powered cars have been enjoying a sales growth, backed by the appeal of higher fuel efficiency, which is 20 to 30 percent better than those that run on regular gasoline. Last year, diesel engine car sales exceeded those of regular gasoline p. . .  read more

Two-stroke scooters are big polluters
May 15, 2014 // Agence France-Presse

Paris - Scientists on Tuesday pointed the finger at two-stroke scooters, a ubiquitous sight in developing countries, for massively contributing to local air pollution. "Cars and trucks, particularly diesel vehicles, are thought to be the main vehicular. . .  read more

BorgWarner's Advanced Technologies Drive 2014 World Car Winners
May 15, 2014 // PRNewswire

AUBURN HILLS, MI - BorgWarner supplies a number of advanced technologies for winners of the 2014 World Car Awards. For 12 of the 15 finalists in all categories, BorgWarner provides one or more advanced technologies, such as variable cam timing systems,. . .  read more

Sales of new cars surging as motorists return to the market
May 10, 2014 // The Irish Independent

SALES of new cars are up over 30 pct. so far this year, with a 45 pct. rise in April alone. Diesel cars continue to out-sell petrol models by three-to-one, with lower-emission models selling best as motorists try to reduce road tax costs.  read more

Euro-IV petrol, diesel in 50 more cities by March 2015
May 9, 2014 // (India)

The government will extend supply of Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to 50 more cities by March next year in an attempt to cut vehicular pollution in major towns. Ultra-low sulphur petrol and diesel, meeting Euro-IV emission norms, began selling in 13. . .  read more

Delphi Launches New Diesel Common Rail System Family
May 8, 2014 // Delphi Automotive

May 8, 2014 – Designed to meet the significant market challenges faced by automakers around the world, Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) is launching a new family of Diesel Common Rail systems including diesel solenoid injectors, fuel pumps, Engine Contr. . .  read more

Green, Safe and Connected Trucks to Find Widespread Acceptance
April 17, 2014 // TruckingInfo.Com

Diesel is expected to dominate the global medium-heavy truck market, according to the report, with 97% of units that will be sold in 2014 are expected to run on diesel. This is leading to truck original equipment manufacturers in developed and developing . . .  read more

Cruze named best diesel car
April 17, 2014 // The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH)

A year after the first 2014 Cruze Diesels began rolling off the lines, readers of The Diesel Driver magazine have named the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel best diesel car of the year. “The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, with a market-leading 46 mpg highway [5.11. . .  read more

Welcome To Cummins, U.S.A.
April 16, 2014 // Forbes

A tinkerer, Clessie Cummins was among the first to see the commercial potential of an unproved engine technology invented two decades earlier by Rudolf Diesel, and in 1929 he created America’s first diesel-powered automobile– a used Packard limo he’d adap. . .  read more

300 mpg Diesel-Electric Hybrid Unveiled by Volkswagen
April 16, 2014 // Oil

The star of this week’s Qatar motor show will undoubtedly be Volkswagen’s “one-liter car,” the diesel hybrid XL1, which is able to achieve more than 300 mpg. The $60,000 XL1 is powered by an 800cc, two-cylinder turbodiesel powerplant (half a BlueMotion. . .  read more

EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites
April 14, 2014 // The Los Angeles Times

Drilling operations at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times greater than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows. Carbon dioxide released by the c. . .  read more

SAE Powertrain Panel: Higher-Octane Gas Could Improve Fuel Economy
April 9, 2014 //

DETROIT – Vehicle fuel efficiency could be improved significantly if the U.S. would shift to higher-octane gasoline, Detroit Three powertrain chiefs tell attendees at the SAE World Congress here. The idea hardly is unprecedented. The U.S. mandated Euro. . .  read more

Total Cost of Ownership: A Gasoline vs. Diesel Comparison
April 9, 2014 // Next-Gen Transportation News

The report compared diesel and gasoline models of vehicles in which manufacturers offered both powertrains. Researchers looked at passenger cars, sport utility vehicles and medium-duty (Class 2) pickup trucks. Some of the key findings of the report: -. . .  read more

Allen Schaeffer Guest Column - Diesel: The Technology for Future
April 9, 2014 // The Economic Times (India)

Recently we have had the opportunity to participate in the India California Air Pollution Mitigation Program, a joint initiative of the University of California and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), India. A major theme of the discussions was the . . .  read more

Cummins ISG Diesel Debuts In Foton Truck
April 8, 2014 // Diesel Progress

Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd., one of China’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, introduced a new truck model powered by the new Cummins ISG diesel engine at the Cummins Technical Center in Columbus, Ind. During the launch event, Cummins and BFCEC . . .  read more

Shanghai to adopt China V emission standard
April 3, 2014 // The Shanghai Daily (China)

SHANGHAI will become the second city in the country after Beijing to introduce the China V emission standard for new vehicles starting from April 30. According to Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau, vehicles under the new emission standard will c. . .  read more

Greener Diesel, Cleaner Air: Ontario’s New Biodiesel Rules Will Help Fight Climate Change, Smog
April 3, 2014 // Government of Ontario - Ministry of the Environment

New rules, which went into effect April 1, are being phased in over three years. By 2017, the amount of biofuel blended into regular diesel will need to average at least four per cent. Greenhouse gases must be reduced by at least 30 per cent this year, an. . .  read more

Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Said to Plan July Diesel Switch
April 2, 2014 // Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s largest oil refinery is preparing to boost production of the industry’s lowest-sulfur diesel within three months as standards for the fuel rise, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The emirate’s 400,000 barrel-a-day plant at Ruwai. . .  read more

Combined Cessna/Beechcraft Makes First Public Appearance
April 2, 2014 // Aviation International News

Expanding on the Cessna 182 JT-A, Hepburn said diesel is a “fantastic technology” that “the marketplace has been pushing for.” He also said that because diesel engines run on jet-A, they skirt the environmental issues surrounding 100LL. Asked if this mean. . .  read more

Isuzu Joins Diesel Technology Forum
April 2, 2014 // Work Truck Magazine

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) has announced that Isuzu Manufacturing Services America, a medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle and diesel engine producer, has joined the Forum. “We are proud to welcome Isuzu Manufacturing Services America to Fo. . .  read more

Mid-America Truck Show: Summing up trucking’s big show
April 1, 2014 // Fleet Owner

It was noteworthy that in his address at the annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. breakfast at MATS, Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, head of Daimler’s global truck and bus business, asserted that he is “convinced that a highly efficient diesel engine will remain . . .  read more

Daimler’s Bernhard: Diesel is the alternative fuel
March 28, 2014 // Fleet Owner

“We don’t see any long-haul applications [for natural gas] so far,” said Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, the head of Daimler’s global truck and bus business. “One of our suppliers put a 15L on hold because we don’t see the customers. I see a little bit of hesitan. . .  read more

Daimler executive critical of natural gas, hopeful for U.S. trucking industry
March 28, 2014 // The Trucker.Com

While interest in natural gas may have seen a surge last year, head of the Daimler Truck and Bus Division Wolfgang Bernhard said that tide has rolled out. “My alternative fuel is diesel,” Bernhard said at the Q&A portion of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers. . .  read more

It's Not Just Cars: Diesel Tractors, Construction Equipment Clean Up Emissions Too
March 26, 2014 // Green Car Reports

Cars and utility vehicles are getting greener, but they're far from the only vehicles out there. To reduce the environmental impact of internal-combustion engines in a meaningful way, the emissions of commercial vehicles have to be curtailed as well. H. . .  read more

Telematics is ‘game-changer’ new Delphi boss says
March 25, 2014 // Canadian Technician

Though currently based in the United Kingdom, Desnos is very familiar with the North American market. He was based in Troy, Michigan from 2005 to 2010, as managing director for the Diesel North American business. In fact, he began his Delphi career in 199. . .  read more

Diesel revolution: Who needs hybrids?
March 25, 2014 // Agence France-Presse

Diesel-powered cars might be more expensive to buy, but they're cheaper to run, offer better fuel efficiency than petrol or even hybrids and, thanks to a number of technological upgrades, have also managed to shed their image as sluggish, noisy and pollut. . .  read more

First drive: VW Twin-Up prototype
March 24, 2014 // BBC

Meet the tiny diesel-electric hybrid that’ll do 257mpg and 1900 miles on a tank. It's the XL-1 in city-car form.  read more

Honeywell's hot streak
March 24, 2014 // Automotive News Europe

Honeywell's turbo business is on a hot streak in Europe. Six of the last eight European Car of the Year winners have gotten a boost from Honeywell's best-known component, and Ferrari has hired the supplier to help power its Formula One racecars. Some d. . .  read more

A closer look at the basics of Volkswagen Group’s important new 2.0L diesel MDB engine
March 22, 2014 // Green Car Congress

The Volkswagen Group’s new 2.0-liter TDI diesel (EA288) will eventually replace all the 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel engines fitted in Audi and Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel models, and as such, is a strategically important engine. The Group was responsibl. . .  read more

Fleet CO2 emissions now 8g/km below UK average for new cars
March 20, 2014 // Fleet World

New data from ALD Automotive shows that company car drivers are leading the way in terms of reducing carbon emissions as average CO2 emissions fall to an all-time low, outperforming the UK average for new vehicles. ALD’s analysis of company cars it has. . .  read more

Euro Oil Refiner to Keep Shutting Amid Wrong-Fuel Supply
March 20, 2014 // Bloomberg

Europe’s biggest wave of refinery shutdowns since the 1980s will probably last through the end of the decade, deepening nations’ dependence on imports, according to the U.K.’s biggest buyer of automotive fuels. Many of Europe’s refineries were built de. . .  read more

Today’s Diesel Cars Pollute 21 Percent Less Than 10 Years Ago
March 18, 2014 // Hybrid Cars

A study released March 13 revealed new diesel cars sold in the UK are 21 percent less polluting and 27 percent more economical than they were in 2003. The study also stated in the past decade, the increasing number of diesel cars fitted with advanced c. . .  read more

China wins big in R50bn rail fleet contract
March 18, 2014 // The Independent Online

Johannesburg - Chinese engine manufacturer China South Rail (CSR) will take the biggest share of the R50.4 billion contract to produce new-generation locomotives for Transnet, which announced the names of the four successful bidders yesterday. The logi. . .  read more

Umicore opens dedicated catalyst facility in China to reduce emissions from truck engines
March 18, 2014 // Globenewswire

Umicore today opened its new production facility for catalysts used in heavy duty diesel (HDD) vehicles such as trucks and buses. The catalysts made at this facility will enable truck producers and engine manufacturers in China to meet the new China IV em. . .  read more

Diesel is far from dead
March 17, 2014 // The Motorship

Although alternatives are looking increasingly attractive, Lloyd’s Register believes that the trusted traditional two-stroke diesel engine will continue to be the first choice in large ship propulsion for many years to come.  read more

Diesel is far from dead
March 17, 2014 // The Motorship

Although alternatives are looking increasingly attractive, Lloyd’s Register believes that the trusted traditional two-stroke diesel engine will continue to be the first choice in large ship propulsion for many years to come.  read more

CNH Industrial's powertrain business wins Diesel of the Year 2014 for Cursor 16 engine
March 17, 2014 // PRNewswire

BASILDON, United Kingdom - The technological excellence of powertrain manufacturer FPT Industrial, a CNH Industrial brand, has been recognised with an important distinction. DIESEL magazine named the new 16-litre, six-cylinder, in-line Cursor 16 engine as. . .  read more

Russia plans big boost to Primorsk diesel exports after 2016
March 6, 2014 // Reuters

MOSCOW - Russia's oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Thursday it plans to nearly triple diesel exports from the Baltic Sea port of Primorsk after 2016, when domestic companies are expected to boost production.  read more

‘Baby Jeep’ Introduced in Geneva
March 4, 2014 // The New York Times

GENEVA — Jeep introduced its Renegade subcompact sport utility vehicle here Tuesday on the opening day of press previews for the 84th Geneva Motor Show. Gasoline and diesel engines for the vehicles will be sourced from the United States, Italy and Braz. . .  read more

Commentary: Bright Future for Diesel in the Natural Gas Revolution
February 26, 2014 // Ideas Lab Energy Perspectives

The question is what role natural gas will play in the future of trucking, which is today dominated by diesel fuel. While the nation’s truckers will ultimately be the ones to answer that question, according to international and U.S. energy and transpor. . .  read more

Porsche Will Build Plug-In Hybrid Macan, Bring Diesel To America
February 20, 2014 // Jalopnik

The Macan Diesel will be in the USA from 2015, according to von Platen. That means your Macan can have a 3.0 turbodiesel V6 with 258 horsepower and 405 foot pounds of torque. Acceleration to 62 will be a brisk 6.1 seconds. I drove the Macan Diesel briefly. . .  read more

MTU Series 4000 marine engines achieve ABS NVR Certification
February 19, 2014 // MTU

As the first engines in its power class the MTU Series 4000 diesel engine was recently awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The new ABS NVR certification, a requirement for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Fast Re. . .  read more

Diesel is the first choice for SUVs
February 18, 2014 // Robert Bosch LLC

Many people choose SUVs for their higher driving position and excellent all-round visibility. Their robust chassis is another good reason, as is the flexibility of their seating. But this increase in comfort should not come at too high a price in terms of. . .  read more

Natural gas vehicles worse for climate than diesel ones?
February 14, 2014 // USA Today

Natural gas is widely hailed as cleaner than other fossil fuels, but new research says using it — instead of diesel — to power trucks and buses could actually exacerbate global warming over a 100-year period. Diesel engines are relatively fuel-efficien. . .  read more

Study Finds Methane Leaks Negate Benefits of Natural Gas as a Fuel for Vehicles
February 14, 2014 // The New York Times

“Switching from diesel to natural gas, that’s not a good policy from a climate perspective,” said the study’s lead author, Adam R. Brandt, an assistant professor in the department of energy resources at Stanford.  read more

Diesel Cars Outsell Gasoline Models In Korea
February 13, 2014 // The Chosun Ilbo (Korea)

Diesel models outsold gasoline cars here for the first time last year. According to the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association on Monday, 672,025 diesel cars were registered last year, accounting for 43.5 percent of the total and up 13.5 percent from . . .  read more

Cummins KT-2300-Marine Diesel Makes North American Debut
February 12, 2014 // Marine Engineers Review

The M/V Ocean Marauder, recently launched in the waters off Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is the first North American fishing vessel powered by a Cummins KT-2300-M diesel engine. The low surface-area-to-volume ratio due to large cylinder displac. . .  read more

Honeywell Expects To Launch 100 New Turbos In 2014
February 11, 2014 // PRNewswire

ROLLE, Switzerland - Honeywell Turbo Technologies, a leading global developer of automotive turbochargers, expects to launch more than 100 turbocharger applications involving more than 20 new technologies in 2014. These new applications will serve Honeywe. . .  read more

GM to Spend 250 Million Euros to Expand Engine Factory in Poland
February 11, 2014 // Bloomberg

General Motors Co. will spend 250 million euros ($342 million) expanding its auto-engine plant in Tychy, Poland, as the largest U.S. carmaker seeks to return to profit in Europe. The factory will be upgraded in preparation for building a new 1.6-liter . . .  read more

Cat M Series 3 Motorgraders Deliver Fuel Efficiency, Safety, Reduced Emissions
February 10, 2014 // Construction Equipment Guide

M Series 3 motorgraders meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final/EU Stage IV emission standards using emissions reduction technology that is designed to be transparent, with no action required by the operator. Because of improved fuel economy over Tier IV Interim a. . .  read more

Diesel Vehicles to Change Korea’s Automobile Market Dynamics
February 7, 2014 // Business Korea

Competition among diesel cars is taking concrete shape in the local automobile market this year. Korean automakers such as Hyundai Motor Company are mulling over releasing more diesel models within this year. The foreign carmakers in Korea that concent. . .  read more

U.S. Refiners Export More Fuel Than Ever
October 10, 2013 // The Wall Street Journal

Overseas customers are particularly eager for low-sulfur diesel that meets the stringent air-quality standards that are rolling out across South and Central America and are already law in Europe. U.S. diesel exports surpassed one million barrels a day . . .  read more

John Deere Presents Reliable Tier 3 Marine Engine Lineup
October 8, 2013 // Shipbuilding

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) will meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations with a complete lineup of diesel engines from 74 to 559 kW (99 to 750 hp). John Deere Tier 3 marine engines meet current European U. . .  read more

Wabtec Signs $63 Million Contract To Build New, Low-Emission Locomotives For Metrolinx
October 8, 2013 // PRNewswire

Wabtec Corporation said its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a $63 million contract with Canada's Metrolinx to build 10 new, low-emission locomotives. Metrolinx is an agency of the Province of Ontario and the regional transportation authority for the Gre. . .  read more

Energy experts: When it comes to natural gas, hedge your bets
October 8, 2013 // Houston Chronicle

The United States is investing heavily in natural gas, as domestic production soars, but power utilities and policymakers are better off hedging their bets, energy experts warned Tuesday. If natural gas prices surge higher than the $4 to $5 per million. . .  read more

Honeywell projects big jump in automotive turbos by 2018
October 7, 2013 // Reuters

The use of turbo chargers to boost power in smaller automotive engines is expected to increase rapidly over the next five years, with the greatest growth anticipated in China, according to Honeywell International Inc., a major player in the sector. Dri. . .  read more

Volkswagen debuts incredible new 261-mpg hybrid in Chattanooga
October 4, 2013 // Mother Nature Network

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE — I’ve never felt more like Vanna White. Dale Willman of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and I pulled the sheet back on the Volkswagen XL1, the 261-mile-per-gallon diesel hybrid that was making its North American debu. . .  read more

Turbocharged engines gaining speed
October 3, 2013 // The Detroit News

Automakers in North America will sell 3 million gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles with turbocharged engines in 2013, according to estimates from Troy-based forecaster LMC Automotive. That’s an increase from 2.1 million in 2012. More than three-quart. . .  read more

Indian Railways mulls advanced diesel technologies
September 23, 2013 // International Railway Journal

INDIAN Railways (IR) is working on plans to adopt Common Rail Electronic Direct Fuel Injection (CREDI) technology for diesel locomotives with the aim of reducing fuel costs for its 4500-strong fleet. IR says it estimates that equipping the entire fleet. . .  read more

Land Rover will launch diesel hybrid SUVs
August 26, 2013 // Automotive News Europe

LONDON -- Responding to regulatory pressure to improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions, Land Rover plans to introduce diesel-hybrid versions of its new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. Land Rover decided to develop diesel-hybrids rather . . .  read more

Bosch: Diesel vehicle sales growing in key markets
August 16, 2013 // Autocar Professional

United States: Diesel boom on the horizon - A number of European manufacturers already sell passenger cars equipped with modern diesel technology on the US market. And as of 2013, US manufacturers have finally started to offer diesel versions of their own. . .  read more

US diesel exports to Europe steady at 1.5 million tons in August
August 15, 2013 // Platts

London - European imports of ultra low sulfur diesel from the US were seen at 1.5 million tons in August, holding steady month on month amid continued prompt supply tightness in Europe, traders said Thursday. "The arbitrage has remained well open. I th. . .  read more

US becoming 'refiner to the world' as diesel demand grows
August 7, 2013 // CNBC

U.S. refineries are expanding their diesel-production capacity, not so much for truckers in the U.S., but for drivers in places such as Mexico City and Santiago, Chile. Already running at their highest levels in six years, U.S. refineries are finding s. . .  read more

Diesel Power And Small Vehicles Prove Popular For Mercedes-Benz Canada
August 2, 2013 // Hybrid Cars

With over 78 percent take rate for diesel on light trucks, over 230 smart vehicle sold and over 300 Sprinters, July proved Diesel and small cars are the way to success for Mercedes-Benz in Canada. The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 78.5 p. . .  read more

Cessna Nearing Certification Of Diesel Skylane
July 30, 2013 // Aviation Week

Cessna expected initial interest to come from the international markets, and “we’re seeing that there,” Noah says. But what has taken the company by surprise is the interest Cessna is seeing in the U.S. “We didn’t expect the U.S. to be an early adopter,” . . .  read more

Efficiency, Imported From Europe
July 21, 2013 // The New York Times

The number of available diesel car and S.U.V. models is expected to double by the end of 2014, to 34 from 17, according to the Diesel Technology Forum. An industry analysis firm, LMC Automotive, projects that diesel market share will double by 2018, fr. . .  read more

Diesels: Difference Engine - Born again
July 8, 2013 // The Economist

Later this year, Americans will get their first chance to experience what a really advanced diesel is like—and why Europeans opt for diesels over hybrids, plug-in electrics and even petrol-powered cars. The leader of the new pack is the Mazda 6, comple. . .  read more

Audi e-Tron Quattro Diesel Hybrid Race Car Wins Le Mans 24 Hours Race
June 25, 2013 // Green Car Reports

Audi has continued its dominant run at the world's most famous endurance race, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on Sunday. The race-winning Audi uses a diesel V-6 engine to power the rear wheels--already a winning setup from previous Le Mans races--but pow. . .  read more

New National Fuel Standard In China Kicks In
June 6, 2013 // Beijing News (China)

Starting from next month the minimum quality of diesel sold across China will be lifted to "National Standard III, the equivalent of Euro III standards, according to a report in yesterday's Beijing News. "National Standard II" diesel has a sulphur cont. . .  read more

Europeans use more diesel to cut CO2
June 5, 2013 // The National Journal's Expert Blog

More than a decade ago, the EU decided that it would move toward a policy of lower CO2 emissions and as part of that, and established a tax structure that favors more fuel efficient technologies like diesel by taxing gasoline at a higher level. As a re. . .  read more

Umicore enabling Europe's drive for clean air
June 4, 2013 // Reuters

Brussels - During the European Commission's Green Week on clean air, Umicore announced the commissioning of its new dedicated production line for heavy duty diesel (HDD) catalysts in Florange, France. To cater for upcoming demand Umicore recently annou. . .  read more

When Size Doesn't Matter with CO2 Emissions
June 4, 2013 // PRNewswire

Mazda Corporation is a company that thinks differently which is why the investment in its ground-breaking SKYACTIV programme has been so significant. "It's given us a point of difference to other car makers," said Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director of Mazd. . .  read more

Moscow refinery producing Euro 5 diesel
June 3, 2013 // Oil and Gas Journal

Gazprom Neft has begun producing 10 ppm sulfur diesel fuel meeting Euro 5 standards at its 250,000-b/d Moscow refinery. The company reconstructed a diesel hydrotreater and added a hydrotreatment unit as part of a modernization program begun in 2009.  read more

Test Vehicle: Flows better with diesel
May 27, 2013 // Calcalist TV (Israel)

(Print and audio news story) According to U.S. data released by the Diesel Technology Forum, in 2010 the U.S. sold 640 779 cars with diesel engines. In 2012 already sold 796 794 Diesel cars - a jump of 24% in just two years.  read more

Group Says Cars & Trucks Powered by Clean Diesel Key to Meeting CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets
May 26, 2013 // Technology Tell

“This new data compiled by the European Environment Agency highlights the continued popularity of clean diesel vehicles in Europe and the role they are playing in helping the European Union’s goal in reducing CO2 emissions,” said Allen Schaeffer , the Exe. . .  read more

Driving Volkswagen’s 261-MPG Diesel-Electric Supercar Spacepod
May 23, 2013 // Wired

How could such a vehicle possibly be considered a supercar when it takes more than 12 seconds to reach 60 mph? Because once you’re there, it takes a scant 8.3 horsepower to maintain that speed — one-third that of a Jetta — and you can cruise along there a. . .  read more

U.S. Clean Diesel Technology Exports an Economic Powerhouse: U.S. Leadership on Diesel Engines, Fuel and Equipment Recognized During World Trade Week
May 22, 2013 // PRNewswire

WASHINGTON -- On the occasion of World Trade Week, the Diesel Technology Forum today highlighted the importance of diesel engines, fuels and equipment in global commerce and international trade. "Diesel is one our nation's greatest environmental and. . .  read more

European Experience Shows that Cars and Trucks Powered by Clean Diesel Key to Meeting CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets
May 21, 2013 // PRNewswire

"This new data compiled by the European Environment Agency highlights the continued popularity of clean diesel vehicles in Europe and the role they are playing in helping the European Union's goal in reducing CO2 emissions," said Allen Schaeffer , the Exe. . .  read more

The natural solution to US energy?
May 16, 2013 // Fund Strategy (United Kingdom)

“Diesel today has near-zero emissions, which makes it competitive for fleets from a green perspective,” says Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. Meanwhile, transport industries have learned practical lessons about atten. . .  read more

Ford Transit Helps Power British Gas With 520-Van Order
May 16, 2013 // The Auto Channel

BRENTWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM – The Ford Transit was chosen by British Gas when asked which van best suited the needs of their central heating installation engineers. This compatibility was one of the key factors that resulted in an order for 520 Ford Transit. . .  read more

BorgWarner Expands Cooperation With Jaguar Land Rover
May 15, 2013 // PRNewswire

BorgWarner will provide its leading turbocharging technologies for Jaguar Land Rover's new family of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, expected to launch in 2015. To support JLR's new Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton, BorgWarner pla. . .  read more

Bosch Continues Growth Path in North America
May 15, 2013 // PRNewswire

In North America, Bosch's Automotive Technology sector recorded sales of $6.9 billion in 2012, compared with $6.3 billion in 2011, a 9.5 percent increase. Automotive sales accounted for 65 percent of Bosch's sales in North America. As a leading provider . . .  read more

Yanmar Displayed New Tier 4 Engine and Diagnostic Technologies at bauma 2013
May 14, 2013 // OEM Off-Highway Magazine

Complying with the latest and even stricter Tier 4 emission levels for non-road diesel engines under 56 kW, Yanmar had its new water-cooled diesel engines on show at bauma 2013 (April 15 to 21) in Munich on stand A4.415/514. The CARB-certified diesel engi. . .  read more

Volvo to Introduce Hybrid Articulated Buses
May 13, 2013 // Smart Energy Universe

The Volvo 7900 Articulated Hybrid bus is equipped with Volvo’s new five-liter 240 hp diesel engine. It is approved for Euro 6 norms and will generate extremely low emissions. The emissions of nitrogen oxide will decrease by 87% and particle emissions . . .  read more

Think all diesel SUVs cost extra? Not this one
May 10, 2013 // The Toronto Globe and Mail

If you’re in the market for a premium SUV of this size and with the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 4Matic BlueTec's capabilities, you simply must test drive the GLK diesel. I’m betting you’ll like it. We will be seeing more diesels in other vehicles, though. . .  read more

Don't count out diesel: Plenty of reasons to point to diesel reigning as trucking's primary fuel
May 10, 2013 // Fleet Owner

King of the road for decades when it comes to powering trucks, diesel will not easily nor soon fall from its throne despite the inroads alternative fuels are making into its territory. There are both near- and long-term reasons to argue that the altern. . .  read more

Natural Gas Vehicles in Top Auto Markets to Only Reach 7.5 Million in 2020
May 10, 2013 // Business Wire

BOSTON - Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on the road in the world’s seven largest automobile markets will reach only 7.5 million as the industry struggles to capitalize on cheap shale-driven natural gas, Lux Research said. “Cheap natural gas is disrupting . . .  read more

Boris Johnson opens Wrightbus plant in County Antrim
May 10, 2013 // BBC

The London mayor, Boris Johnson, has opened a new Wrightbus plant in Northern Ireland, where part of the new bus for London is being built. The County Antrim facility will produce the chassis for the hybrid engine double decker. Transport for London. . .  read more

Volvo Doubling V60 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Production Due To High Demand
May 8, 2013 // Gas 2.0

Volvo just entered the hybrid market with a limited production V60 Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (PHEV). They sold the first 1,000 that they built last year, and initially expected to increase production to 5,000 in 2014, but now they are increasing it . . .  read more

United Kingdom 2013 Diesel Car of the Year Winners Announced
May 8, 2013 // autoevolution

UK’s Diesel Car Magazine has announced the winners of its “2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards”, which comprises no less than ten vehicle segments. According to the renowned magazine, who’s already celebrating its 25th anniversary, the winners have been. . .  read more

European Union car emissions plummet due to diesel and economic downturn
April 30, 2013 // Environmental Data Interactive Exchange

The average car sold in the EU in 2012 was 9% more fuel-efficient than the average three years before, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EEA claims that improved technology and an increase in the share of diesel car. . .  read more

Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association Welcomes Low-Sulphur Diesel
April 28, 2013 // Jamaican Gleaner

President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), Derrick Thompson, has welcomed Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell's announcement that low-sulphur diesel will soon be available in Jamaica. Low-sulphur, or ultra low-sulphur diesel, is a cle. . .  read more

Is this diesel’s year? Plenty of new models offer great fuel economy, low emissions
April 17, 2013 // Edmonton Journal

Diesel vehicle sales have recently shown solid growth in the U.S. “Confidence in the new generation of diesel cars is at an all-time high as evidenced by the double-digit increases in diesel sales in 20 of the last 24 months,” said Allen Schaeffer, exe. . .  read more

bauma 2013: World's Most Advanced Diesel Power To Be Unveiled at Global Construction Expo in Munich
April 16, 2013 // Market Watch

As the world's largest construction equipment exposition - bauma 2013 - gets underway this week in Munich, the most advanced innovations and achievements of clean diesel power for construction and mining equipment will be at the forefront. "Constructio. . .  read more

Volvo Adds New Diesel Tech, 8-Speed Auto To Improve Fuel Economy
April 9, 2013 // Green Car Reports

The company's new diesel engine family, launched this fall in Europe, features what Volvo calls 'i-ART' technology to help cut fuel consumption and emissions. i-ART provides pressure feedback from each individual fuel injector rather than using a singl. . .  read more

Ghibli will be Maserati's first diesel-powered car
April 9, 2013 // Automotive News Europe

The Ghibli will be the first Maserati production car to offer a diesel variant. The rear-wheel-drive Ghibli will play a significant role in Maserati's plan to increase its annual vehicle sales to 50,000 by 2015 from 6,288 last year. The Ghibli will . . .  read more

LNG as the Ultimate Solution? Not so fast . . .
April 3, 2013 // Maritime Professional

Debating the merits of LNG as the preferred marine fuel; should you wait or dive right in? It’s much more complicated than you think. A growing consensus says that LNG is the future of marine propulsion, while others argue that marine diesel fuel will. . .  read more

Kia to Beef Up Diesel Lineup
April 3, 2013 // Dow Jones Newswire

GYEONGJU, South Korea--Kia Motors Corp. is planning to expand its lineup of diesel-powered vehicles to tap strong demand in South Korea for fuel-efficient autos, Executive Vice President Kim Chang-sik said Wednesday. German brands from BMW AG and Volks. . .  read more

More greener buses planned for Scots roads
March 19, 2013 // The Scotsman (Scotland)

THE number of greener buses on Scotland’s roads will increase by one third after the Scottish Government announced funding today for a further 25 vehicles. The £2 million grant for single-deckers will bring the number of buses such as diesel-electric h. . .  read more

Can We Get From New York To Boston On One Gallon Of Fuel
March 18, 2013 // Scientific American

For the world's automakers, there is a new race. There is no track, and no finish line except to drive as far as mechanically possible on one gallon of gas (or its electrical equivalent). The latest champion, it seems, is Volkswagen. It's a new limite. . .  read more

Green bus bonanza for Greater Manchester
March 13, 2013 // Rochdale Online (United Kingdom)

Greater Manchester is set to become a green bus capital of the UK, with 229 diesel-electric hybrid vehicles on the road by this summer. Chair of TfGMC, Councillor Andrew Fender said: “Bus users tell us that travelling on cleaner, greener buses is a re. . .  read more

ExxonMobil: diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one global transportation fuel by 2020
March 9, 2013 // Green Car Congress

Diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one transportation fuel worldwide by 2020 and continue to increase its share through 2040, according to ExxonMobil’s recently published Outlook For Energy: A View To 2040. The relative shift away from motor gasol. . .  read more

Carmakers think outside the box as electric dreams shatter
March 8, 2013 // Reuters

Carmakers are going back to the drawing board in the hunt for fuel-saving technologies as hopes that electric vehicles will be the silver bullet for CO2 emissions look increasingly forlorn. There is a growing awareness that conventional hybrids and slo. . .  read more

Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen unveils diesel plug-in hybrid
March 6, 2013 // The Christian Science Monitor

Today, VW Group took the wraps off the production version of the Volkswagen XL1, a turbodieselplug-in hybrid two-seater that will be its most fuel-efficient model ever offered. Fuel efficiency is quoted as 261 miles per gallon on the European test cycl. . .  read more

Video: The First of Four Boreal Ferries Launched (Turkey)
March 1, 2013 // Shipbuilding

The first of the four Boreal ferries has been launched at ADA shipyard in Turkey on February the 28th. Each of the new vessels can accommodate 50 passenger car units, and to 249 persons. Emissions-friendly diesel engines in combination with highly effi. . .  read more

Can We Live again in 1964's Energy World?
February 27, 2013 // The Tyee (British Columbia)

"In the 1960s people didn't have three car garages, fly to Las Vegas to gamble or drive SUVs, but they lived comfortably," says Vaclav Smil. More importantly, they consumed 40 per cent less energy than people today. "We can return to 1964 with no probl. . .  read more

Higher taxes on diesel: Warning cry of French car manufacturers
February 26, 2013 // La Tribune (France)

(Translated news story) PSA, the second largest manufacturer of diesel engines, the Director of Research and Development, William Faury recently explained that the attacks "are technically and scientifically unfounded in relation to diesel engine today." . . .  read more

Billionaire launches plans for Titanic replica
February 26, 2013 // Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- What could possibly go wrong? An Australian billionaire is getting ready to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in late 2016. In what some may consider a temptation of fate for a remake of a notoriously "unsinkabl. . .  read more

RTA’s green initiatives help reduce Dubai’s carbon footprint
February 26, 2013 // Gulf News (Dubai)

Sowing the seeds of green in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a series of initiatives over the last couple of years that has helped reduce the city’s carbon footprint considerably. Dubai’s public transport buses are powered b. . .  read more

Other VW Models to Share 261 MPG XL1 Drivetrain: Diesel plug-in will also power version of Volkswagen Up! minicar
February 26, 2013 // The Detroit Bureau

Volkswagen apparently has big plans for the high-mileage diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain that will be used in its little XL1 microcar. Reports from Europe suggest the drivetrain – which will yield an astonishing 261 miles per gallon under the hood of . . .  read more

Metro Transit aims to expand fleet
February 26, 2013 // The Chronicle Herald (Nova Scotia)

Metro Transit expects to spend $34.7 million in the next three years to buy 80 buses, which will both replace its aging fleet and expand service in the core. About half of the new buses bought this year will replace vehicles Metro Transit has been usin. . .  read more

CNG body flays ban on use of diesel generators
February 25, 2013 // Dawn (Pakistan)

The All Pakistan CNG Association on Monday criticised the government policy of barring filling stations from using diesel generators to run business during electricity loadshedding. Association president Ghiyas Paracha demanded immediate reversal of th. . .  read more

VW will build XL1 plug-in hybrid car
February 21, 2013 // Automotive News Europe

Volkswagen said it will build the XL1 plug-in hybrid, which the automaker says will be the most fuel-efficient production car in the world. The two-seater uses a diesel hybrid powertrain, an aerodynamically shaped body and lightweight materials to limi. . .  read more

Mercedes-Benz Previews New Atego Truck Line: New Model Offers Choice of Clean Diesel Engines, Available Eight-Speed Transmission
February 14, 2013 // Truck Trend Magazine

Mercedes-Benz is known for its sophistication and engineering in its passenger cars and SUVs, and is well-known among commercial customers for the same attributes, being one of the leaders in innovation in the heavy truck segment. Following the introducti. . .  read more

Advancements in Clean Diesel Technology and Fuel To Continue Major Reductions in Black Carbon Emissions
January 16, 2013 // The Telegraph (Calcutta, India)

Advancements in clean diesel technology will continue to deliver major reductions in black carbon (soot) emissions in both the U.S. and worldwide, Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum said today. Schaeffer highlighted . . .  read more

Alternative fuel and diesel cars achieve record sales in 2012
January 8, 2013 // TheGreenCarWebsite

The market for alternative fuel vehicles rose 9.4 per cent in 2012 in the UK, according to the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)-to achieve a 1.4 per cent share of the new car market. While alternative fuel vehicles. . .  read more

Mazda6 diesel to race at Rolex 24, team and drivers announced
January 4, 2013 // AutoBlog

Mazda is getting serious about showing off the Skyactiv-D turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine in the Mazda6. The automaker has just announced it will campaign three diesel Mazda6 racers in the Grand-Am GX class of the upcoming 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona in a . . .  read more

2013 sees cleaner trucks and buses across European Union
January 4, 2013 // Agence France-Presse

Under new European Union rules to combat pollution, trucks and buses rolling off assembly lines this year will produce significantly less harmful exhaust fumes. The European Commission said the new norms, known as Euro VI and replacing standards set in. . .  read more

In Japan, Diesel Cars Get a Second Chance
December 20, 2012 // Bloomberg

Improved filters, turbochargers, and fuel injection have helped make the motors quieter and cleaner. As part of its support of more fuel-efficient vehicles, Japan’s government this year introduced subsidies of as much as 180,000 yen ($2,200) for clean die. . .  read more

Ford boosting production of small diesel engine for Transit
December 18, 2012 // The Detroit Free Press

Ford announced today that it is increasing production of its small diesel engine to supply North American demand for the Transit commercial van. The diesel, also known as the Duratorq, has been in strong demand because it is sold around the world in th. . .  read more

"Clean Diesel. Clearly Better." Campaign for Clean Diesel Cars Welcomed
December 12, 2012 // PRNewswire

The first ever joint promotion campaign by German automakers to promote clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. was welcomed today with the hope that it can accelerate current market successes for domestic clean diesel vehicle sales, according to Allen Schaeffe. . .  read more

Mazda Leads Diesel Comeback as Dirty-Clunker Stigma Fades
December 11, 2012 // Bloomberg

Mazda Motor Corp. is betting big on cleaner diesels, creating a challenge to imports and hybrids as government incentives spur demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. As of October, sales of diesels had tripled from last year to 31,425 units in Japan, acco. . .  read more

Most car manufacturers on track to meet 2012 CO2 targets
December 11, 2012 // European Environment Agency

In 2011, average CO2 vehicle emissions for most carmakers were below target levels estimated for 2012. This was the situation for 47 carmakers, responsible for 95% of the new cars registered in the EU in 2011, according to the latest European Environment . . .  read more

Diesel-electric MPSV "Cleaner, Greener" Option
December 10, 2012 // Ship and Bunker

Speaking at the official launch of the new vessel, Bumi Armada chief financial officer Rezza Hassan said the diesel-electric engine offers a variety of benefits for the company. "The benefits of diesel-electric engines are lower fuel consumption and no. . .  read more

Mazda CX-5 named Japan's Car of The Year
December 3, 2012 // Auto Blog

While the Toyota-Subaru sports car picked up 318 votes for its thrilling rear-wheel drive handling, high revving boxer engine and reasonable price, it was the Mazda CX-5's revolutionary Skyactiv technology, great handling and economical clean diesel engin. . .  read more

Honda unveils new diesel for overseas Civic... will it come here?
November 19, 2012 // Auto Blog

Honda has indeed been promoting its new Earth Dreams family of fuel efficient engines, and with good reason. The next generation of the Japanese automaker's powerplants are said to deliver more power with less consumption. You can't go wrong there. So . . .  read more

Diesel-Electric Power Plus Batteries Makes for a Very Efficient
October 24, 2012 // Maritime Security

Depending on the operating profile, the ASD 2810 Hybrid, which has a combination of diesel-direct and diesel-electric propulsion, facilitates average fuel savings of between 10% and 30% and cuts local emissions by 20 to 60%. The vessel has a bollard pull . . .  read more

MINI Cooper wins ‘Most Fun Green Car’ for the second year running
October 15, 2012 // The Leader (United Kingdom)

Who said going green couldn’t be fun? For the second consecutive year, the MINI Cooper D has bagged the ‘Most Fun Green Car’ at the What Car? Annual Green Awards. Packed with innovative green technology, this award-winning diesel car is kind to the enviro. . .  read more

French Diesel car manufacturers counter carcinogens
October 8, 2012 // AFP

(TV news report) Paris - The majority of drivers in France run their cars on diesel, but the fuel has just been classified as carcinogenic by the WHO. Ecologists are calling for a rise in tax to make it the same price as petrol, as well as banning it from. . .  read more

Delphi Presents Technologies for Greener Gasoline, Diesel and Hybrid Vehicles at Aachen Colloquium
October 8, 2012 // Delphi Automotive

A third paper, presented by Daimler AG, details the joint Daimler-Delphi development of a combustion system using a new prototype two-stage diesel injector from Delphi. The injector uses a new variable orifice nozzle (VON) concept to minimize the conflict. . .  read more

Cat Says 500 Hybrid D7E Dozers Save 1.4 Million Gallons Of Diesel
October 5, 2012 //

Caterpillar has shipped the 500th D7E track-type tractor, and Cat says Product Link data suggests the burgeoning population of diesel-electric dozers have saved more than 1.4 million gallons of diesel fuel. The Cat D7E features a diesel-electric drive . . .  read more

Electric cars 'pose environmental threat'
October 4, 2012 // BBC

Electric cars might pollute much more than petrol or diesel-powered cars, according to new research. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology study found greenhouse gas emissions rose dramatically if coal was used to produce the electricity. . . .  read more

Toyota Says It’s Beefing-Up Its Diesel Portfolio
October 2, 2012 // Motor Trend

At a news conference last week in Tokyo, Toyota vice chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada wanted to set the record straight regarding the automaker’s diesel development. “We are making some of the best clean diesel engines in the world,” he stressed.  read more

U.S. Car Buyers Like Hybrids, Europeans Go For Diesels; Why?
September 26, 2012 // Green Car Reports

If you’re a car buyer in the U.S. looking for a high gas-mileage car, the chances are you’re going to choose a hybrid car for your next vehicle. In Europe, however, hybrid cars are generally shunned by car buyers in preference of high gas-mileage die. . .  read more

London to press 600 new hybrid buses into public transport by 2016
September 26, 2012 // Clean Technology Business Review (United Kingdom)

The order will be the largest order for hybrid buses across Europe with the first batch of 30 buses expected to be pressed into service in April 2013. Technology to be used for the buses combines batteries, a conventional diesel engine and an electric . . .  read more

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