Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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Under Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030, Mazda aims to reduce corporate average well-to-wheel carbon dioxide emissions to 50% of 2010 levels by 2030, and achieve a 90% reduction by 2050. It intends to achieve this with a policy prioritizing efficiency improvements and measures for cleaner emissions that apply in the real world. the greatest contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Low Temperature Combustion

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Parker Aerospace offering lubrication, combustion, & thermal management systems to cut aircraft engine weight, fuel consumption, and emissions

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Engine lubrication innovations include the first-time use of composite materials for engine lubrication reservoirs, deploying oil demister technology to reduce emissions, and the development of sophisticated test rigs to optimize engine lubrication systems. Lighter-weight engine lubrication systems and lowered emissions. Fuel combustion advances yield less weight, cleaner emissions, and higher reliability. Aviation Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Green Car Reports To Name Best Car To Buy 2013

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Electric cars, hybrids, plug-ins, diesels, CNG- and gasoline-powered vehicles--they can all be green cars, and all are a part of the growing movement to cleaner emissions and better fuel efficiency. Just one of them will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2013. On December 10, we'll announce the winner of our third annual Best Car to Buy award

Ford introduces second-generation 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Diesel for F-Series Super Duty; Gen 1 hits 500,000 mark

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Other benefits include cleaner emissions and a reduction in the buildup of fuel deposits on the valves over time. Second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel. Click to enlarge.

Cavitation Technologies Announces Results of Water-Diesel Emulsion Initial Testing

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CTI) new HydroFuel water-diesel blend indicates that using 10-20% water-in-oil emulsion (diesel) allows the reduction of fuel consumption by up to 12% and reduces the emission of NO x by 40%, and that of sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide by 50%. The apparent result is a more efficient burn and is a cleaner emission as well as lowered operating costs, particularly for marine diesels and turbine power generators. Initial testing of Cavitation Technologies, Inc.

Toyota Joint-venture engine plant in China begins production of advanced four-cylinder engines

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The AR is an advanced engine that offers improved fuel efficiency despite its larger displacement, along with higher maximum output, cleaner emissions, and lower noise output. In line with TMC’s principle of producing where products will be used or sold, the decision was made to produce AR engines in China to meet the anticipated strong demand for vehicles that comply with increasingly strict fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.

Propel Fuels expands retail sales of drop-in renewable diesel across Southern California; $2.59/gallon

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Delivered in bulk to businesses and agencies, Propel’s HPR is bundled with the company’s patented CleanDrive emissions accounting software, allowing fleets to easily quantify and report GHG reductions and air quality benefits.

NREL updates experimental cetane number data; more than 250 new individual measurements

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Researchers, as well as members of the engine, vehicle, and fuel industries, rely on these numbers to target compounds for development of new fuels capable of greater energy efficiency, cleaner emissions, and maximum performance in diesel engines. The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data.

Mercedes-Benz begins sales of new E 200 NGT BlueEFFICIENCY bi-fuel natural gas vehicle

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kg—corresponding to CO 2 emissions of 149 g per kilometer. Mercedes-Benz E 200 NGT. Click to enlarge. In parallel with its appearance at the Geneva Show, Mercedes-Benz’ new E 200 NGT BlueEFFICIENCY with bi-fuel natural gas drive is rolling out to European dealers.

FedEx Express fleet exceeds 2020 fuel improvement goal of 20%; sets new goal of 30% improvement compared to 2005

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This revision mirrors the company’s 2012 announcement to increase its aircraft emissions goal from 20% to a 30% reduction in global aircraft emissions intensity by 2020. FedEx Express alternative fuel fleet deployment as of August 2012. Source: FedEx. Click to enlarge.

Kia unveiling new cee’d GT line with new 1.0L T-GDi and 7-speed DCT at Geneva

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The 1.0-liter T-GDi is a downsized, three-cylinder power unit engineered to improve fuel consumption and emissions while offering strong performance and immediate response.

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New Icon-class ships from Royal Caribbean to be powered by LNG with 2022 delivery; testing hydrogen fuel cells in 2017

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The newest class of ships from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and likely will introduce the use of fuel cell technology, ushering in a new era of shipbuilding that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Use of the new technologies will result in much cleaner emissions, as they produce no sulfur and significantly reduce the production of NO x and particulates. Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen LNG Ports and Marine

KCL study finds London air pollution from traffic improving, but continues to exceed limits in many parts of city

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This contrasted with the trends for the preceding five year period (2005–2009) when a wider upward tendency was observed in ΔNO 2 concentrations; this can be attributed in part to a 3% rise in the number of diesel buses and coaches between 2005 and 2009 and to the failure of tighter Euro class emissions standards. and improvements in exhaust emissions during 2010-2014, levels of PM 10 from traffic showed unexpectedly no significant overall change over this period.

DENSO Develops Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor With Improved Temperature Detection Accuracy

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The new sensor, which is located in front of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and used to control temperature for DPF regeneration, helps reduce harmful diesel emissions and improves fuel efficiency by enabling more precise control of aftertreatment systems.

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Suzuki calls for scrappage scheme in Australia

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He commented that in New Zealand, safety experts have hailed the success of a trial scheme that has seen a number of older vehicles which lack modern safety benefits being taken off the road - as well as cleaner emission standards. Having been boosted by scrappage scheme sales in Europe, Japanese manufacturer Suzuki wants to see a similar scheme implemented in Australia.

Nissan Updates on Nissan Green Program 2010; New Vehicle CO2 Needs to Be Reduced 90% by 2050

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Along with the mid-term NGP 2010 plan, originally announced in December 2006, Nissan is reviewing its long-term CO 2 emissions-reduction scenarios. Nissan estimates—based on the findings of AR4—that the CO 2 emissions of all new vehicles in 2050 would need to be reduced by 90% compared to the 2000 level. Based on this scenario, Nissan will conduct a review of its road map for CO 2 emissions reduction of new vehicles and reflect it in the next mid-term environmental action plan.

New Ford Focus in Europe delivers fuel economy improvements up to 19% with new 1.5L TDCi; 1.5L EcoBoost, Enhanced Transitional Stability

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The new Ford Focus for Europe ( earlier post ) delivers the car’s most fuel-efficient powertrain line-up yet with improvements of up to 19%, and a significant CO 2 emission reduction across the entire line-up. Further Ford fuel-saving technologies including Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter, and Smart Regenerative Charging help to achieve significant reductions in CO 2 emissions across the full range of gasoline and diesel engines. New Ford Focus. Click to enlarge.