What is Clean Diesel?

Share This Page

June 12, 2017   |   Diesel Technology Forum

Press Release

Minnesota Webinar - Tuesday June 20th - “Making the Most of the VW Settlement in Minnesota: More Clean Air for the Dollar”

Minnesota to Receive $47 Million To Improve Air Quality

            Washington, D.C. – As individual states around the U.S. move forward with plans on how to invest their share of the $2.9 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust included in the VW settlement, the Diesel Technology Forum is hosting a series of webinars with engine and vehicle industry leaders to discuss the best investments to achieve better air quality as required under the settlement.

            The Environmental Mitigation Trust included in the VW settlement represents an upcoming and historic opportunity for Minnesota to help improve air quality. Minnesota will receive $47 million in Trust revenue for the upgrading or replacement of older commercial vehicles and off-road equipment specifically for the purpose of reducing NOx emissions.

            How can these dollars best be used? Switching to electric vehicles? Targeting the oldest or the largest sources of emissions? Marine and locomotives or commercial trucks? What actually is the population of commercial trucks in Minnesota?

            Please join us for a free webinar on June 20th at 1 pm CT to learn more about the VW Environmental Mitigation trust and which strategies and technology choices maximize the clean air benefits from the Trust.

            Diesel Technology Forum representatives will present recent research summarizing cost effective technology solutions to meet the NOx mitigation goals of the Environmental Mitigation Trust. Engine, vehicle and equipment manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions regarding the technology availability and readiness.

DATE: June 20, 2017 | 1 pm to 2 pm CT

There is no cost for the webinar but space is limited. Register for the webinar here.

Who May Be Interested:

Upcoming Webinars

            Other upcoming state specific webinars on Making the Most of the VW Settlement: More Clean Air for the Dollar:

Coming Soon - A detailed webinar concerning cost effective technologies to reduce NOx emissions from big engines that power switch locomotives, marine workboats and ferries will be scheduled in July.

To learn more about the VW Mitigation Trust Fund go here or http://www.dieselforum.org/vwfund

Connect with the Diesel Technology Forum

For the latest insights and information from the leaders in clean diesel technology, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter@DieselTechForum, orYouTube@DieselTechForum and connect with us onLinkedIn.  Get it all by subscribing to our newsletter Diesel Directfor a weekly wrap-up of clean diesel news, policy analysis and more direct to your inbox.


The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. For more information visit www.dieselforum.org.

#    #    #


All News & Resources

Key Contact

Media Inquiries:
Sarah Dirndorfer
Manager, Media Relations
(301) 668-7230

More Press Releases

Sign up for diesel direct

weekly analysis & commentary from the diesel technology forum