WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, as more than one billion people in over 190 countries commemorate the 45th Earth Day, it's important to recognize one of the most historic environmental achievements that has contributed to a cleaner environment while powering the global economy – clean diesel technology.
"Each year, we celebrate and renew our commitment to protect and enhance our environment, conserve our resources, and improve our quality of life. This is not just a vision, but a daily reality for the leaders in clean diesel technology; companies that provide the world with the most advanced and powerful engines, equipment, machines and vehicles and fuels," said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum (www.dieselforum.org).
"We see a future where environmental progress and economic opportunity are both enabled with a new generation of clean diesel technology.
"Thanks to the innovation and billions of dollars of research and development, engine, vehicle and equipment manufacturers today produce a wide range of engine sizes with emission at near zero levels, improved fuel efficiency, and a capability to utilize a wide range of renewable biodiesel fuels from an array of feed stocks.
"So why is this important? Diesel is the predominant power source in key sectors of the global economy including the technology of choice for over 90 percent of all global trade - for road-building, industrial development farming, moving goods to market and providing essential public services.
"The world faces a diverse set of environmental challenges and economic aspirations, especially when it comes to a mix of old and new vehicles and technology. Central to achieving low emissions in both old and new diesel engines is the availability of the highest quality ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. These cleaner fuels deliver immediate benefits to all engines and machines that use them, and it must be the first priority for all nations and governments. This opens the door for acquiring the newest and cleanest and most productive diesel engines and the expanded societal benefits they provide.
"The world's economy depends on diesel power today, and diesel engines have transformed to meet the needs of the global economy, environment and climate for a sustainable future for all tomorrow."
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SOURCE Diesel Technology Forum