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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



New Environmental Study Urges “Caution” for Policymakers Considering Replacing Clean Diesel Trucks With Natural Gas Vehicles
May 19, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

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.

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Soy growers happy with increased biodiesel volumes, but can produce more
June 26, 2015 // AG Producers

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.

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Breaking the 11 MPG Barrier
June 25, 2015 // TruckingInfo.Com

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.

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Advanced Diesel Technologies Featured During Sustainable Transportation Day In Washington D.C.
June 22, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

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.

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More Clean Diesel Trucks Now On the Road Means Lower Fuel Consumption and Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions
June 19, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

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.

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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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Did you know?

The only thing wrong with the compression-ignition engine is that it was invented in 1893. If it had been developed by Elon Musk last year, Congress would be drafting legislation requiring every auto maker to offer diesel engines.