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India seen more ‘receptive’ to ULSD/PM filters, CNG monopoly mandate schemes seen faltering – ultra-low-sulfur diesel and diesel particulate filters, possible alternative to compressed natural gas – Brief Article

India seen more ‘receptive’ to ULSD/PM filters, CNG monopoly mandate schemes seen faltering – ultra-low-sulfur diesel and diesel particulate filters, possible alternative to compressed natural gas – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Jack Peckham While India’s Supreme Court continues to press for conversion of public transport buses in Delhi from diesel to “clean” compressed […]

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DTF critiques California’s timid forecast on diesel cars – Around the World of Diesel – Diesel Technology Forum

DTF critiques California’s timid forecast on diesel cars – Around the World of Diesel – Diesel Technology Forum – Brief Article California Energy Commission/California Air Resources Board staff recommendation on reducing petroleum dependence assumes clean-diesels could take only 10% of the car market by 2020, while “altfuels” vehicles could take a similar share — with […]

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Wanted: better accelerated aging test for lubes impact on diesel particle filters – DPFs – Highlights From Sae-Yokohama Conference

Wanted: better accelerated aging test for lubes impact on diesel particle filters – DPFs – Highlights From Sae-Yokohama Conference – Brief Article Lubrizol, Scania and JohnsonMatthey reported in a paper (SAE 2003-011963) to SAE fuels/lubes conference in Yokohama that doping fuel with 0.2% concentration of lube oil in order to accelerate aging evaluation on diesel […]

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Censorship of story about alleged diesel cancer link wins student newspaper editor prestigious national journalism award – Utica, Michigan, High School’s Katy Dean – Around The World Of Diesel

Censorship of story about alleged diesel cancer link wins student newspaper editor prestigious national journalism award – Utica, Michigan, High School’s Katy Dean – Around The World Of Diesel – Brief Article Censorship of Story About Alleged Diesel Cancer Link Wins Student Newspaper Editor Prestigious National Journalism Award: Katy Dean, former managing editor of the […]

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Cat, lubrizol, intevep join Southwest Research Institute consortium on effect of emissions controls on diesel PM chemistry, physics – PDVSA – Around the World of Diesel – particulate matter

Cat, lubrizol, intevep join Southwest Research Institute consortium on effect of emissions controls on diesel PM chemistry, physics – PDVSA – Around the World of Diesel – particulate matter – Brief Article The consortium at SwRI is open to anyone, according to an August 6 notice from Department of Justice in the U.S. Federal Register. […]

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ExxonMobil details specifications on its new low-SAPS lube oil for clean-diesels – Around The World Of Diesel

ExxonMobil details specifications on its new low-SAPS lube oil for clean-diesels – Around The World Of Diesel – Brief Article ExxonMobil Details Specifications on Its New Low-SAPS Lube Oil For Clean-Diesels: The new Mobil-brand lube oil (see Diesel Fuel News 10/27/03, p12) meets new DaimlerChrysler limits for cars equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPFs). For […]

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Over-boosting cetane could hurt diesel’s chances

Over-boosting cetane could hurt diesel’s chances Jack Peckham Charleston, S.C. — Boosting cetane number in ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) into the mid-to-high 50’s ironically could penalize rather than aid critical emissions reduction strategies for the next generation of ultra-clean diesel light trucks/sport utility vehicles (SUVs). That’s what Cummins is finding in tests of its ultra-clean […]

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Biodiesel causing U.S. military headaches, better ASTM tests and quality-assurance needed

Biodiesel causing U.S. military headaches, better ASTM tests and quality-assurance needed Jack Peckham Los Angeles — Biodiesel-blend (“B20,” up to 20% biodiesel) specifications and quality-assurance testing schemes need major improvements, according to the U.S. military’s central fuel purchasing agency. Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) complained to American Society for Testing & Materials “E-2” diesel fuel […]

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International Energy Agency study sees clean-diesel as a low-cost, rational urban transport strategy

International Energy Agency study sees clean-diesel as a low-cost, rational urban transport strategy Jack Peckham International Energy Agency (IEA) this month will release a new study, “Bus Systems for the Future,” recommending a more rational approach to urban transport and emissions reduction. Clean-diesel gets a high rating. Rather than pushing high-cost, knee-jerk schemes such as […]

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CARB Launches maritime Air quality working group

CARB Launches maritime Air quality working group California’s urgent push to slash diesel emissions in and around maritime ports takes another step at a California Air Resources Board meeting July 26 in Oakland. The group is figuring out economic incentives for innovative marine emissions reduction schemes. Info: Peggy Taricco, ptaricco@arb.ca.gov. COPYRIGHT 2002 Hart Energy Publishing, […]