What is Clean Diesel?


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About Clean Diesel

Get the facts on Clean Diesel and discover why diesel engines are the most efficient internal combustion engine for an incredibly wide range of applications. Look around. Chances are you will see diesel technology at work every day across many sectors of the American landscape.

  • Clean Diesel 101

    What is clean diesel? It's the new generation of diesel technology.

    Cleaner diesel fuel, advanced engines and effective emissions control technology make up a new generation of diesel.

    It's clean diesel.

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  • Clean Diesel 101

    What is SCR?

    Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is one of the most cost-effective and fuel-efficient technologies available to help reduce diesel engine emissions.

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  • Clean Diesel 101

    Why Diesel Isn't Dirty

    With a higher degree of certainty than ever before, we can say that diesel is a clean technology.

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  • Clean Diesel 101

    Clean Diesel Glossary

    Terms and definitions related to the new advanced diesel technologies that make engines clean, quiet and powerful.

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  • About Clean Diesel

    Driving the Future with Clean Diesel

    Today’s generation of clean diesel vehicles offer better fuel economy, better performance and less greenhouse gas emissions which translates into fuel savings, cleaner air and energy security.

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  • Diesel at Work

    Diesel Equipment Vital to Agricultural Sector

    In the agricultural sector, there is no cost-effective substitute for diesel engines with the same combination of energy efficiency, power and performance, durability and reliability.

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    Aviation

    Diesel-powered vehicles & equipment play an increasing role in general & business aviation services. New diesel engine options in general aviation aircraft as well as trucks and off-road equipment are used by fixed base operators to service and maintain aircraft and enable airfield operations.

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  • Diesel at Work

    Construction

    Diesel is the technology of choice, powering more than three-fourths of all heavy construction equipment.

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    Fire & Rescue

    From powering the generators that give hospitals electricity within 10 seconds of a blackout to fueling military and disaster-relief vehicles, diesel is a key player in protecting our public health and safety.

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  • Diesel at Work

    Port & Marine

    Diesel fuel and engines are predominantly used to power port and marine based vehicles and equipment due to their fuel efficiency, power, performance and reliability.

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    Mining

    Mining is critical to extracting and developing the raw materials that produce our nation's energy.

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    Power Generation

    During power outages, emergency backup electrical generators powered by diesel engines provide reliable, immediate and full strength electric power, and unique black start capabilities.

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  • Diesel at Work

    Public Transportation

    Because of its safety, reliability and efficiency, diesel is the predominant power source for public transit, school and intercity bus services nationwide.

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    Rail

    Freight train engines rely almost exclusively on diesel and haul roughly one-third of the freight in the U.S. Commuters in cities across the country rely on America’s railroads every day.

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    Trucking

    Diesel moves approximately 70 percent of the nation's freight tonnage, and nearly all highway freight trucks are powered by diesel engines.

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    School Buses

    Diesel power offers the best all-around choice for school transportation.

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    Microgrids

    Behind most reliable microgrids remains a tried and proven technology – a diesel generator capable of providing electricity when renewables can't meet demand.

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