- Around the world of Diesel
- US. EPA, Northeast Diesel Collaborative Tout Staten Island (N.Y.) Ferry Emissions Cleanup:
- U.S. EPA Proposes $50 Million for Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Retro-fit Programs in Fiscal 2007:
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Offers $1 Million For Advanced Fuels, Engines R&D:
- West Virginia Legislature Mulling Coal-To-Liquids (CTL) Fuels Mandate in Government Fleet Vehicles
- Corning Sees $1.2 Billion Clean-Diesel Business by 2010:
- Petrobas Extends 500-ppm Sulfur Diesel To All Metro Areas by March:
- Mexico Finalizes ULSD Regulation:
- Bosch: Dieselization of California’s Passenger-Car Fleet Could Help State Meet its CO2 Reduction Goals:
- PSA-Peugeot Unveils Diesel-Electric Hybrid Cars, But Warns That Costs Must Be Cut 50% Before Commercialization:
Around the world of Diesel
Three more ferries will get retrofits to slash nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) by 2007, EPA and the government/industry Northeast Diesel Collaborative announced this month
U.S. EPA Proposes $50 Million for Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Retro-fit Programs in Fiscal 2007:
As explained in U.S. President George Bush’s budget request to Congress last week, the $50 million in DERA funds likely would trigger lots of matching funds.
The DOE solicitation (see https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/945F31624AF3FEF585257102007171A9?OpenDocument) covers “fuels for advanced combustion regimes” including homogenous charge compression ignition (HCCI) and low-temperature combustion (LTC) as well as “research and development projects or evaluation activities related to renewable or alternative fuels that displace petroleum-derived fuels or that enable advanced combustion regime engines.”
Aiming to spur investment in CTL diesel plants, legislators are introducing bills that would require state government fleets to use synthetic diesel or gasoline, according to a report from the Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.).
Corning, maker of diesel particulate filters (DPF) and catalyst substrates, this month unveiled prospects to capture about half of the world’s DPF and substrate sales for clean-diesel vehicles by around 2010.
According to the official Agencia Brasil news service, Petrobras confirmed plans to have low-sulfur diesel in all metro areas in Brasil by next month, accounting for 25% of the nation’s demand.
While border areas of Mexico will have ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) by the end of this year (see Diesel Fuel News 10/24/05, p11), the rest of the country will convert by 2008, as Mexico’s Semarnat environmental agency confirmed this month.
Bosch: Dieselization of California’s Passenger-Car Fleet Could Help State Meet its CO2 Reduction Goals:
Diesel systems manufacturer Bosch this month pointed out that by 2015, “California is targeting a 102 million-ton overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
PSA-Peugeot Unveils Diesel-Electric Hybrid Cars, But Warns That Costs Must Be Cut 50% Before Commercialization:
PSA’s new Peugeot 207 and Citroen C4 concept cars with 1.6-liter “HDi” diesel engines and electric stop/start system, unveiled this month, could achieve 100 kilometers city/highway driving on just 3.4 liters of fuel.