- BMW Shows-off Diesel PHEV
- Regulation & Legislation
- ‘Low Carbon Synthetic Fuels Association’ Promotes BTL Fuels
- CARB Approves Carbon Fee for Refiners, Other Industries
- U.S. Military Inks ‘Green Jet Fuel’ Deals
- Syngas-Regenerated Diesel Particle Filter Boosts Fuel Economy
- Shell Wins Patent for Distillate from Kerogen
- Corning Licenses GEO2 Diesel Emissions Technology
- Distillate Markets
- Market Report: Diesel Price Weakness Continues
- Distillate Watch
- Neste: NExBTL Projects Look Profitable
- Shell: Qatar GTL Plant to Produce FT Jet Fuel by 2012
- Shenhua Restarts CTL Trials; Sees Profitable Operation
- China Diesel Demand to Hit 176 Million Tons by 2015
- Transport News
- EU Diesel Sales Share Slumps Along with Economy
- Brazil Diesel Truck Market Recovers; Mercedes Hires 800
- Navistar-Cat JV Inks China Truck Deal
- Audi Debuts 99-Gram CO2 Diesel Cars Next Year
- Mahindra Eyes Kirloskar Stake in Swaraj Engines
- Plug-in Switcher Locomotive Debuts
- GM Cuts Duramax Diesel Production Until 2010
- Navistar Touts ‘Zero-Emissions’ Electric Truck
Regulation & Legislation
Producers of biomass-to-liquids Fischer-Tropsch fuels have formed a new trade association.
The California Air Resources Board has voted to levy a carbon fee upon state refiners, utilities and other manufacturers to help pay for the state’s global warming law.
Jet fuel made from animal fats, algae and camelina will be used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force in a new test program.
Combining an on-board vehicle fuel reformer with an optimized diesel particulate filter (DPF) can boost net fuel economy about 3% vs. a conventional DPF system, according to Ibiden and NxtGen.
Converting kerogen from oil-shale extraction into high-quality middle distillate is the subject of a new Shell patent.
A “breakthrough” micro-structure technology developed by GEO2 has just been licensed to global diesel emissions-control developer Corning.
Diesel-powered plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are starting to appear at auto shows, possibly indicating a future trend in ultra-low carbon dioxide transportation.
Diesel car sales slipped below 50% share of the European market so far this year, for the first time in years.
Mercedes is hiring 800 workers to expand production at a truck and bus plant in Brazil.
NC2 might form a joint-venture with China’s JAC to build and sell trucks for the Asia markets.
Diesel cars emitting just 99 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer will debut from Audi in the first half of 2010.
Mahindra & Mahindra may take a 17% stake held by Kirloskar in Swaraj Engines.
A “zero emissions” locomotive debuts in Pennsylvania, tapping plug-in, battery-operated power rather than conventional diesel-electric power.
The “Duramax” diesel engine from General Motors for heavy-duty pickups won’t be produced for about six months, starting in December.
Electric delivery trucks could gradually replace diesel trucks in some markets, on a limited basis, thanks to new subsidy programs from the U.S. federal government.
World diesel spot and futures market continue to reflect weakness as stocks are brimming.
Distillate markets remain weak in world markets thanks to high stocks.
Converting vegetable oils into all-hydrocarbon diesel fuel looks profitable for Neste Oil.
Fischer-Tropsch jet fuel will become available from the Shell Qatar gas-to-liquids plant by 2012.
Shenhua aims to run its direct-liquefaction coal-to-liquid plant for 1,000 hours in a third trial run this year.
As China continues to evolve as the world’s industrial super-power, its diesel consumption will hit 176 million tons per year by 2015, according to a PetroChina forecast.