Ames Lab creates multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner renewable diesel

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed bi-functional nanoparticles that perform two processing functions at once for the production of renewable diesel via the hydrogenation of oils from renewable feedstocks such as algae. Fe-MSN catalyzes the conversion of crude microalgal oil into diesel-range hydrocarbons. Creating a bi-functional nanoparticle also improved the resulting green diesel.

2014 214

Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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Now, Argent has switched its fleet from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. We decided to switch to renewable diesel once our quality and availability concerns were satisfied. We have noticed that the exhaust appears cleaner and seems less toxic.

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IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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An article in the latest issue of IEA Energy: The Journal of the International Energy Agency reports that Estonia, which has the most developed oil shale industry in the world, is collaborating in pursuing wider use of oil shale in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. liquids produced from shale formation via techniques such as hydraulic fracturing—oil shale is a sedimentary rock containing up to 50% organic matter rich in hydrogen, known as kerogen. Oil shale.

UrbanX Group signs FEED contract with Hyundai Engineering for renewable diesel facility in Bakersfield

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Ltd—an essential step for building the state’s first facility producing ultra-low carbon renewable diesel. The company will produce its XRD renewable diesel from vegetable oil, fats and waste cooking oils through a proprietary process.

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Topsøe researchers analyze hydrotreating catalyst at single-atom level; potential for more efficient catalysts for cleaner fuels

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With this method, the sites of single cobalt atoms, which are responsible for promoting sulfur removal from oil distillates, are resolved. The research could mean more efficient catalysts for oil refineries in the near future, promoting a cleaner environment and helping industry to deal with increasingly tight and more stringent environmental legislation. Catalytic processes are therefore implemented in oil refineries to reduce the S and N emissions.

2014 204

Neste Oil complete first phase of its microbial oil pilot plant; feedstock for NExBTL renewable diesel

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Neste Oil plans to use yeast and fungi to convert waste into oil for NExBTL feedstock. Neste Oil has completed the first phase of its project to build a pilot plant for producing microbial oil for use as a feedstock for NExBTL renewable diesel. The first phase will enable the growth of oil-producing micro-organisms, and the following phases will concentrate on raw material pretreatment and oil recovery. 8 million (US$10 million) by Neste Oil.

2012 200

Neste Oil expands sale of Neste Pro diesel to Lithuania; minimum 15% blend of NExBTL renewable diesel

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Neste Oil’s premium-quality Neste Pro Diesel—which contains a minimum of 15% of NEXBTL renewable diesel—is now available in Lithuania. Up until now, Neste Pro Diesel was only available in Finland. Using Neste Pro Diesel can reduce fuel consumption by up to 5%, depending on the vehicle, driving style, and conditions under which it is used, the company says. Neste Pro Diesel is used as the first fill fuel in Mercedes-Benz A-Class cars manufactured in Finland.

Neste Oil to launch the first diesel complying with Category 4 WWFC diesel specification; reduces fuel consumption by 5% and emissions

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Neste Oil will launch a completely new grade of diesel fuel in Finland this fall: Neste Pro Diesel. The new fuel is the first to comply with the most stringent diesel specification (Category 4) drawn up as part of the Worldwide Fuel Charter (WWFC) by automotive manufacturers in Europe, the US, and Asia. Select Properties of WWFC Category 4 Diesel Fuel (2006). The fuel will be used for the first time by the organizers of the Neste Oil Rally in August.

2012 179

City of San Francisco replacing petroleum diesel with renewable diesel by the end of the year

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Lee announced that the city will phase out the use of petroleum diesel in the municipal fleet and replace it with renewable diesel by the end of this year. Switching to renewable diesel will accelerate the progress San Francisco has made in cleaning its diesel fleet, slashing greenhouse gas emissions from diesel vehicles by more than 60%. Using renewable diesel also reduces the emissions of soot and other air quality pollutants.

ExxonMobil to invest >$1B in Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher sulfur residual oil into diesel, other products

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plans to invest more than $1 billion to install a new delayed coker unit at its Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher sulfur residual oils into transportation fuels products such as marine gasoil and diesel fuel. The investment addresses an industry shortfall in capability to convert fuel oil to products such as diesel. This investment will add to our product slate at the Antwerp refinery and deliver much needed cleaner diesel to our European customers.

2014 196

Cummins announces compatibility with select 100% paraffinic diesel fuels for B4.5, B6.7, L9 engines

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and L9 engine platforms are compatible with 100% renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification (paraffinic diesel fuel from synthesis or hydrotreatment). and L9 platforms and all vintages are approved to use paraffinic diesel fuels in North America. EN 15940 establishes requirements and test methods for marketed and delivered paraffinic diesel fuel containing a level of up to 7% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) for use in diesel engines. Cummins Inc.

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SHV Energy to market and sell Neste Oil’s biopropane

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Neste Oil and SHV Energy have agreed that SHV Energy will market and sell biopropane to be produced at Neste Oil’s Rotterdam refinery. LPG already provides our customers with a cleaner rural energy choice to the high-carbon fuel alternatives many are dependent on in off-grid areas. Biopropane means this option will become even cleaner. Neste Oil’s Rotterdam refinery primarily produces premium-quality renewable diesel (NExBTL) from various bio-based inputs and waste.

2014 191

Canada moves forward with regulations for 2% renewable fuel content in diesel fuel and heating oil

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Canada is moving forward with the requirement for an average 2% renewable content in diesel fuel and heating oil. After positive results, we are moving forward with this requirement which will result in further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately in cleaner air for all Canadians. The regulations also contained the provisions to require an average of 2% renewable content in diesel fuel and heating oil.

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Porvoo using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in all its diesel-fueled vehicles

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Porvoo is the first city in Finland to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced 100% from waste and residues, in all of its diesel-fueled vehicles during this year. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is an excellent solution for many cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Compared to conventional fossil diesel, Neste MY Renewable Diesel has up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions—depending upon feedstock—during the lifecycle of the fuel.

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Helsinki Airport buses to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel

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Airport services provider Finavia will fuel 20 Helsinki Airport buses with Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as our vehicle fuel is a fixed part of our emissions solutions. It is an excellent addition to our energy portfolio, as the product offers up to 90 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil diesel. In addition to reduced emissions, another reason to select Neste MY Renewable Diesel was its easy adoption.

2017 150

President Obama proposes 50% increase in spending on clean transportation, funded by $10/barrel tax on oil

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President Obama has laid out a plan for building a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”, the investment for which would be funded by a new $10 per barrel fee on oil paid by oil companies, which would be gradually phased in over five years.

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Finnish NGO UFF to use Neste Renewable Diesel in trucks

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UFF (U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk i Finland rf), a Finnish non-profit environmental and development organization, will use Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced entirely from waste and residues, to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in UFF’s logistics chain. It is very natural for us to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, which is a fuel innovation that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90 percent.

2017 150

Gulf Oil adds LNG-powered trucks to its transportation fleet

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Gulf Oil LP, a national branded supplier of motor fuels throughout the United States and its territories, has deployed 34 transport trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Gulf’s move into the LNG marketplace is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to diversify its energy offerings and provide the marketplace with a fuel alternative that is cheaper, cleaner, and domestic.

2012 196

Ford unveils new Focus; 10% better fuel economy; focus on tech; gasoline and diesel

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The new Focus features a broad suite of Ford advanced driver assistance technologies and advanced EcoBoost gasoline and EcoBlue diesel engines offering a 10% fuel-efficiency improvement across the range. Ford’s advanced new turbocharged EcoBlue diesel engines are designed to deliver higher power, more torque at low rpm, and enhanced fuel-efficiency and refinement for higher-mileage drivers. A belt-in-oil design for the camshaft and oil pump drive belts.

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IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. Under the WEO 2011 central scenario, oil demand rises from 87 million barrels per day (mb/d) in 2010 to 99 mb/d in 2035, with all the net growth coming from the transport sector in emerging economies. Alternative technologies, such as hybrid and electric vehicles that use oil more efficiently or not at all, continue to advance but they take time to penetrate markets.

2011 213

ICCT study examines current & projected use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping; growth in BC emissions points to need for policies

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates heavy fuel oil (HFO) use, HFO carriage, the use and carriage of other fuels, black carbon (BC) emissions, and emissions of other air and climate pollutants for the year 2015, with projections to 2020 and 2025. Top: Heavy fuel oil use (tonnes) in the Arctic, 2015, with minimum sea extents. However, with expanded Arctic shipping comes the increased risk of accidents, oil spills, and air pollution.

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Toyota, Hino and Showa Shell to Test FT Diesel and Renewable Diesel Blend in Hybrid Transit Bus

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SSSKK) plan to begin trials on 1 July of a diesel-electric hybrid transit bus fueled by a mixture of Fischer-Tropsch diesel (FTD)—specifically, Shell’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel—and hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), a type of renewable diesel offering similar characteristics to FTD. Tags: Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Hybrids Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Hino Motors Ltd. Hino) and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.

2010 196

Jaguar introduces Gen 2, aluminum-intensive XF; up to 60 mpg US with diesel Ingenium engine

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The coupé-like design uses Jaguar’s aluminum-intensive (75% aluminum) architecture ( earlier post ) to enable weight savings of up to 190 kg (419 lbs)—making the 163PS diesel model 80 kg (176 lbs) lighter than the nearest competitor—plus an increase in torsional stiffness of up to 28%. l/100 km) (104 g/km CO 2 ) on the European combined cycle from the Ingenium diesel ( earlier post ), the all-new XF delivers an improvement of almost 20% compared to its predecessor.

2015 219

Toyota Land Cruiser in Europe offers new 2.8L diesel; first Toyota SCR NOx aftertreatment system

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New D-4D diesel. liter D-4D turbo-diesel. D-4D Global Diesel (GD) engine combines an 11% increase in low speed torque and a 7% increase in maximum torque with a 9% reduction in average fuel consumption. The adjacent positioning of the catalyst combines cleaner performance with a reduction in size of some 30% and a reduction in the number of exhaust system components from 18 to just three. Diesel Engines Fuel EfficiencyClick to enlarge.

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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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Second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel. Ford introduced the 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup at State Fair of Texas, featuring a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine and increased towing capabilities. Ford introduced the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel in 2011. A key Ford innovation on the original 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel was its reverse-flow layout. Redesigned turbo oil and cooling lines to improve sealing.

2013 236

Enhanced i-DTEC diesel in Honda Civic delivers more power with lower fuel consumption

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The new 2012 Honda Civic will feature a cleaner, more powerful and fuel efficient diesel engine to deliver lower running costs for owners. The oil flow through the engine has been carefully managed to reduce circulation loss, while engine materials and components have been revised to reduce friction. Diesel EnginesPower and torque in the enhanced i-DTEC engine. Click to enlarge. Honda will launch the new Civic at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

2011 245

Massachusetts to Accept Only Waste-Derived Biofuels to Qualify for Mandate for Diesel and Home Heating Oil

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Only biofuels derived from waste feedstocks will initially be considered to qualify as an advanced biofuel to meet the Massachusetts Biofuels Mandate for diesel and home heating oil, according to the plan unveiled by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), in coordination with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

2009 196

Toyota, Hino and Showa Shell to Test FT Diesel and Renewable Diesel Blend in Hybrid Transit Bus

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SSSKK) plan to begin trials on 1 July of a diesel-electric hybrid transit bus fueled by a mixture of Fischer-Tropsch diesel (FTD)—specifically, Shell’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel—and hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), a type of renewable diesel offering similar characteristics to FTD. Tags: Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Hybrids Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Hino Motors Ltd. Hino) and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.

2010 161

Volkswagen launching E-Golf BEV test fleet in the US; partnering with Solazyme and Amyris on renewable diesel fuels

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Separately, the company announced partnerships with Solazyme and Amyris to evaluate emissions reductions and demonstrate the performance of TDI Clean Diesel technology when powered by advanced biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels. The 12-month evaluation period will equip Volkswagen engineers with valuable data that will aid in the ongoing enhancement of TDI Clean Diesel technology and help the brand to develop more efficient, cleaner burning diesel powertrains for future products.

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California Air Resources Board readopts Low Carbon Fuel Standard, adopts regulation on alternative diesel fuels

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The Board also adopted a regulation governing alternative diesel fuels ( ADF ). The regulation puts in place a three-step process beginning in 2016 to create a path to bring cleaner diesel substitutes into the market. Diesel and Diesel Substitutes. Alternative Diesel Fuels. The Air Resources Board re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard ( LCFS ), which requires a 10% reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee to offer new 3.0-liter turbo diesel in Europe; more power, less fuel

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At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee will debut a new, optional 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine available for Europe and other diesel markets. Built by VM Motori and developed together with Fiat Powertrain the new 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine produces maximum power of 177 kW (241 hp DIN) at 4,000 rpm and torque of 550 N·m (406 lb-ft) at 1,800-2,800 rpm. Fuel economy for the new 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine is 8.3

2011 191

EU-Funded Project Targets Sustainable Production of Ethyl Levulinate from Biomass as Diesel Miscibile Biofuel

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An EU-funded research project is seeking to develop new technologies that will enable the sustainable production of diesel miscible biofuels (DMB) from cellulosic biomass wastes in Europe and Latin America. Ethyl levulinate (EL) is a novel diesel miscible biofuel (DMB) produced by esterifying ethanol with levulinic acid. The project will also use fast pyrolysis to convert the residue left over from biofuel production to bio-oil for subsequent upgrading to DMB.

2009 191

Alberta moving ahead with major new oilsands refinery with carbon capture

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The Alberta government has successfully negotiated contracts for two projects that will advance the upgrading and refining of oil sands bitumen to diesel fuel. Enhance will build the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL), a pipeline which will deliver carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) captured from the refinery, to be used for enhanced oil recovery from existing conventional oil fields. These projects underline Alberta’s commitment to responsible, cleaner energy production.

2011 200

Skyactiv luring buyers to diesel, says Mazda

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Mazda’s new Skyactiv-D efficient diesel engine technologies are helping to switch motorists to cleaner diesel engines, the company claims. While diesel cars are already very popular in Europe, where more than half of all new cars sold come with an oil-burner, in Japan they represent a mere 0.4 Mazda diesel SKYACTIV technology

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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%. A recent trial at the CTI testing facility showed 17,269 BTU/lb with 10% water in #2 Diesel and 16,698 BTU/lb using a 15% water blend. Initial testing of Cavitation Technologies, Inc.

2010 170

Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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In a pre-response to that speech, having successfully advocated for plug-in hybrids like the forthcoming Chevy Volt, we propose that the President follow that speech up with a “realistic and conservative” roadmap to halve our oil use in 10 years. We outline a second speech by the President, starting with, “I am not willing to be the latest in a succession of Presidents telling you we’re going to end our addiction to oil. Oil is holding us all hostage, economically and physically.

2010 214

Use of Supercritical Diesel Fuel for Improved Efficiency and Reduced Emissions

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An experimental P-T diagram mapping the liquid, liquid-vapor, and SC regions for diesel fuel-CO 2 mixtures with different compositions and densities (numbers in red and black, respectively). Researchers at Syracuse University (New York) have developed a method to prepare, inject and combust supercritical (SC) diesel fuel. Given the high reactivity of diesel fuels compared to gasoline, the ignition and combustion of pre-mixed fuel-air charges poses a challenging control problem.

2009 196

US Fuels acquires coal-to-diesel IP for scalable plants near mine sites

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Startup US Fuel Corporation (USF), which plans to design, build, own and operate scalable facilities near coal mine sites to convert coal into synthetic fuels, will acquire coal-to-diesel intellectual property (IP) that USF co-developed with an executive team consisting of Paul Adams and Steve Luck. The plant will be designed to process 148 tons of coal per day to produce approximately 8,500 gallons of high grade, low-sulfur diesel.

2012 196

Heckmann Corporation transitioning truck fleet from diesel to LNG; largest single US order for LNG trucks

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Heckmann Corporation, a water solutions company focused on water issues worldwide and, in particular, oil and natural gas exploration and production, is teaming up with Encana Natural Gas Inc., a subsidiary of Encana Corporation, Westport and Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR Inc to transition its truck fleet from traditional diesel vehicles to natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

2011 224

EPA proposes adding renewable diesel and naphtha from landfill biogas and butanol pathways to RFS

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The proposal also includes various changes to the E15 misfueling mitigation regulations (E15 MMR), ultra low sulfur diesel survey requirements as well as other technical amendments. It also adds new pathways for renewable diesel, renewable naphtha, and renewable electricity (used in electric vehicles) produced from landfill biogas. Renewable electricity, renewable diesel and naphtha produced from landfill biogas.

2013 179

GreenMan Subsidiary to test CNG/Diesel dual fuel upgrade on refuse transfer truck

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APG’s dual fuel system displaces 40%-70% of the normal diesel fuel consumption with CNG, LNG, or bio-methane. APG’s system is non-invasive to the OEM engine and operates within all OEM performance controls with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel operation at any time. American Power Group Inc., a subsidiary of GreenMan Technologies Inc., has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Agreement with Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc.

2011 179

Rolls-Royce Customers Shun Diesel Engines Like They Did Electric Cars

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Modern diesel-engined cars are quiet, provide lots of torque, get great gas mileage and are much cleaner than diesel engines of yore. Prejudice, however, not to mention some old-fashioned snobbery amongst Rolls-Royce customers, means that the Sprit of Ecstasy is unlikely to throb to the sound of an oil-burning engine any time soon.

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Study finds highly-turbocharged alcohol-fueled DISI engines could be more efficient than diesels

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Highly turbocharged alcohol-fueled direct-injection spark-ignition (DISI) engines operated at a high compression ratio could be as or more efficient than diesel engines while also providing advantages of lower vehicle cost, lower emissions and higher power, according to a recent modeling study by Leslie Bromberg and Daniel Cohn at MIT. liter engine could potentially be used to replace a diesel engine with a displacement as high as 11 liters.

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