- New Technology Clean Diesel Engines Power a Global Sustainable Economy
MUNICH, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world's largest construction equipment exposition - bauma 2013 - gets underway this week, the most advanced innovations and achievements of clean diesel power for construction and mining equipment will be at the forefront.
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"What's at the heart of these amazing machines is the diesel engine and its importance in meeting the demands of both established and developing economies around the world," said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
"Today, clean diesel power has met the challenge of near-zero emissions requirements under U.S. EPA Tier 4 final and Stage IV European Union (EU) standards, while using less fuel and generating fewer CO2 emissions. Innovation in emissions control, engine management and advanced fuel injection and turbocharging technologies has enabled these accomplishments. Further innovative strategies include hybridization to achieve new levels of fuel savings; and expanded potential for using renewable biodiesel fuels.
"It's no surprise that the leaders in clean diesel engines and equipment - companies like Caterpillar, Cummins, Deere, Volvo, Tognum/MTU Onsite Energy, AGCO and Yanmar – are at the forefront of innovation. They are producing technologies that meet the growing demands of their customers and increasingly diverse societal demands for environmental performance.
"Thanks to this record of continuous improvement, diesel power remains the lifeblood of the global economy," Schaeffer said. "As countries look to access and harness new energy resources, generate electricity to power remote villages or enhance infrastructure, diesel engines have continuously evolved to meet these demands with products that use less fuel, do more work, and are increasingly sensitive to the environment.
"Global efforts to address climate change are enhanced as diesel engine efficiencies continue to improve, using less fuel that generates fewer CO2 emissions. Many of the new technologies are also capable of running on blends of high-quality renewable biodiesel fuels."
ABOUT THE DIESEL TECHNOLOGY FORUM
The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit national organization in the United States dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology. For more information visit www.dieselforum.org/.
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SOURCE Diesel Technology Forum