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"Diesel power can and must be part of our current and future national energy strategy. No other internal combustion engine in the world is as energy efficient as the diesel engine. Along with advancements in efficiency, and ability to use renewable fuels, diesel fuel is particularly well positioned for the future."

Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen Schaeffer



California, Texas & Florida Lead U.S. in High-Mileage Diesel & Hybrid Passenger Vehicles
June 4, 2014 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles according to a new analysis and data released today by the Diesel Technology Forum. The analysis is based on data that includes the registration statistics of all passenger vehicles – cars, SUVS, pickup trucks and vans – that were compiled by R.L. Polk and Company in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through December 31, 2013.

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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, including Wichita’s Cessna Aircraft, in part because of a need for alternative fuel sources.

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National Biodiesel Board wins bid for USDA grant funding
September 10, 2014 // Biodiesel Magazine

This is the third time the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program, with funding available from the Farm Bill, has been open to applicants, and the third time NBB received a significant portion of the grant. Federal funding is an important component of the biodiesel industry’s resource pool, expanding opportunities for enhanced outreach, education and research.

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United Nations Climate Summit 2014: Clean Diesel Power Driving Progress in Meeting Climate, Energy & Sustainability Goals
September 22, 2014 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – As the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 convenes in New York, clean diesel technology is poised as a key solution to help the world tackle the climate challenge, said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. “In the past 15 years, major advancements in clean diesel technology and fuel have created near-zero emissions trucks, cars, machines and equipment that are more fuel efficient and are already yielding a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and around the world."

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Increased Frequency & Severity of Electrical Outages, Grid Reliability Concerns Creating More Demand For Emergency Back-Up Power Systems
September 19, 2014 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – With businesses losing more than $80 billion each year due to power outages the need for a well-planned and coordinated emergency power system is vital to keep businesses and emergency services operating during natural or man-made disasters, and state incentive programs are effective incentives for businesses and vital public services according to participants at an emergency back-up power webinar. The webinar was hosted by the Diesel Technology Forum in conjunction with National Preparedness Month, which is conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

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Steve Hansen
Director of Media Relations
shansen@dieselforum.org
301-668-7230

Event: Fueling the Future in a Green Economy

The Diesel Technology Forum is engaged in a variety of events throughout the year ranging from technology displays to speaking engagements to Congressional briefings.

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