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"If you told me in the mid-1990s that we could put the words 'clean' and 'diesel' together I would say you are completely out of your mind. Yet here we are today to celebrate 10 years of clean diesel effort."

Margo Oge, Director of the EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality

$395 Million Clean Diesel Commuter Coach Purchase Highlights Economic & Environmental Benefits Of New Diesel Technology
July 17, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – This week’s $395 million agreement for the purchase of 772 clean diesel commuter coaches by New Jersey Transit – America’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit – is yet another example of major transit agencies recognizing the economic, safety and environmental benefits of advanced clean diesel technology, said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum(

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The Fleet Owner Guide to Diesel Engines
August 24, 2015 // Fleet Owner

Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer, the following guide offers concise information on engine configuration, displacement, horsepower and torque ranges, and descriptions of engine features and intended applications. Web addresses for additional technical information are also included.

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DTF Launches Learning Series
August 24, 2015 // Mass Transit

Beginning Sept. 2, the Diesel Technology Forum will host a series of online web-based sessions on a range of topics including personal transportation choices, goods movement, rail and water transportation, emergency preparedness, agricultural productivity and efficiency, renewable fuels, construction efficiency and more.

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President Obama’s Climate Initiatives to Benefit From Major Advancements in Clean Diesel Technology and Fuel
September 2, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – With President Obama’s trip to Alaska and the Arctic this week and emphasis on increasing the United States’ commitment to reducing emissions and greenhouse gases, it’s important to highlight the gains already accomplished with the increased use of advanced clean diesel technology and fuels, said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. “A complete transformation of diesel technology in the U.S. has taken place in the last 15 years that has virtually eliminated particulate (soot) emissions from new diesel engines across the board,” Schaeffer said. “For example, emissions from heavy-duty diesel trucks and buses have been reduced by 99 percent for nitrogen oxides (NOx) - an ozone precursor - and 98 percent for particulate emissions, which include black carbon.

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“Wanna Save Money: Buy a Diesel Car” Webinar - Wednesday, September 2nd
August 31, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – With September 1st marking the official kick-off to the new model year in the automotive world, consumers can now begin shopping for the 2016 models - particularly the most fuel efficient and cost efficient vehicles. Detailed information comparing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of diesel cars with gasoline cars will be the focus of a free webinar this Wednesday.

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Steve Hansen
Director of Media Relations

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.