Washington, D.C. – A new study published today said that switching from diesel to natural gas in heavy-duty trucks could worsen and accelerate negative climate impacts unless methane leakage can be lowered. The study also outlined the need for increased data and new policies to lower methane leakage in order for natural gas heavy duty trucks to have a possible environmental advantage over new and future clean diesel trucks.
In an a hearing Thursday on the Renewable Fuels Standard held by the Environmental Protection Agency in Kansas City, Kan., American Soybean Association Kansas Director Bob Henry pointed to the many benefits of renewable biodiesel produced from soybean oil as he called on the agency to maintain its commitment to clean, domestically-produced renewable energy.
The new project truck will incorporate some 20 different fuel-saving technologies and a handful of custom aerodynamic features, including Eco mudflaps, wheel covers, a roof extension, an airflow deflector, and an air control bumper, and a FASS fuel system — a fuel air separation system that combines a diesel fuel lift pump and a fuel filtration system to improve fuel mileage and engine performance — as well as a pre-emission Detroit Diesel 12.7-liter Series 60 engine powering it.
Washington, D.C. - The latest near-zero emissions and fuel savings technologies will be on display at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sustainable Transportation Day June 22nd at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event will feature Freightliner’s SuperTruck that more than doubles fuel economy from a heavy-duty Class 8 tractor powered with a diesel engine.
Washington, D.C. – Emissions are going down and fuel savings and greenhouse gas emissions benefits are going up in the nation’s commercial trucking fleet as more truckers invest in new technology clean diesel engines, according to new research released today by the Diesel Technology Forum. The new generation of clean diesel vehicles is a growing portion of the total diesel commercial truck population with more than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the United States now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines - those manufactured in Model Year 2007 or newer that have near zero particulate emissions.