Renewable Energy Group launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel; blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel

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Renewable Energy Group launched REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the lowest emission diesel fuels on the market today, is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel.

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Ford introduces two new taxis: diesel and hybrid

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Transit Connect Taxi , when equipped with available 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine, is targeted to return an EPA-estimated Highway rating of at least 30 mpg. The 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel on 2019 Transit Connect will be available to order soon. Diesel Hybrids

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DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype

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to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype. million to continue development of its 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype, bringing DARPA’s total funding of the engine technology to $6M. Diesel Engines Fuel EfficiencyDARPA awards additional $2.5M

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Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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The Sportage’s advanced new EcoDynamic+ 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain ( earlier post ) is the first to be launched as part of the brand’s global powertrain electrification strategy. 48V Diesel Hybrids

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Audi presents results of diesel assessment to KBA

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That was our ambition, because we have ultimately unsettled and disappointed many of our customers through the diesel crisis. Schot took over the top spot on 19 June after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was taken into custody over the diesel affair at the request of the Munich II Public Prosecutor’s Office on 18 June.). For every single diesel engine, we had to delve deep into the software codes in order to examine even peripheral areas of the driving profile.

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Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels in its passenger cars in EMEA by 2021; electrification roadmap

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Fiat Chrysler will phase out diesel engines in its passenger cars sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market by 2021, according to company executives presenting at FCA Capital Markets day in Balocco, Italy. 48V Diesel Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

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VW's diesel scandal is far from over. German authorities cited concerns that Stadler could obstruct their ongoing investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen diesel scandalIn the latest move on the political chessboard, German authorities arrested the head of VW's luxury division Audi at his home Monday morning according to a Reuters report.

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Ford’s redesigned Transit Connect Wagon gets 1.5L EcoBlue diesel option in US

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The wagon, which comes in 5- or 7-passenger models, offers a choice between a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection with Auto Start-Stop as standard equipment, or the new 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel, both paired with a new 8-speed automatic.

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Mazda launching updated CX-3 in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

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A new 1.8-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel engine replaces the previous 1.5-liter diesel and improves efficiency and emissions performance in common driving situations. Diesel JapanMazda Motor Corporation has begun accepting pre-orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Japan. The redesigned model adopts parts of Mazda’s next-generation SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture.

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Argonne LCA finds renewable diesel from algae fractionation has 63-68% lower GHG than petroleum diesel

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A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with 63%–68% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional diesel.

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Mercedes-Benz targeting average diesel NOx of ~30mg/km in RDE Stage 2 tests by 2020; approaching 20mg in following years

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With the market launch of the new A-Class ( earlier post ), the new diesel engines from Mercedes-Benz are now available from the compact class to the luxury class. We are fully committed to modern diesel engines as part of the drive mix for the future.

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Mazda gets California approval for CX-5 diesel

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In response to our story earlier this month about why Mazda's promised diesel engine for the CX-5 still hasn't made it to the U.S. market, reader sent in evidence that the diesel has just been certified for sale (PDF) in California starting Apr. DieselsDedicated Green Car Reports readers keep us going. While that doesn't guarantee that Mazda will.

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ARB study compares in-use NOx emissions from diesel, hydraulic hybrid diesel and LNG refuse trucks

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A team from the California Air Resources Board (ARB), in partnership with the City of Sacramento, has characterized the in-use emissions from model year (MY) 2010 or newer diesel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydraulic hybrid diesel engines during real-world refuse truck operation. The ARB team also showed that the brake-specific NO x emissions from the conventional diesel engines were significantly higher despite the exhaust temperature being high enough for proper SCR function.

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Mercedes-Benz unveiling diesel plug-in hybrid preproduction models at Geneva show

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At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling two new preproduction models that combine the new OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine with the latest-generation 9G-TRONIC 9-speed hybrid transmission. OM 654 diesel. Diesel Hybrids Plug-ins

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GM turns to Titan supercomputer for more detailed diesel combustion modeling

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Whitesides, (2017) “Steady-State Calibration of a Diesel Engine in CFD Using a GPU-based Chemistry Solver,” Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference , No. Diesel Emissions Engines High Performance Computing Simulation

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Opel introduces new 1.5L diesel on Grandland X; Euro 6d-TEMP compliant; up to 4% lower consumption

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Opel is introducing a new advanced diesel in the Grandland X compact sport utility vehicle (SUV). The new 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel is more powerful and more economical than the engine it replaces. Therefore, they are not affected by potential urban diesel bans.

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In addition to 48V hybrid, VW presents new EA 288 Evo diesel 12V mild hybrid & TGI Evo natural gas engines

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Volkswagen showcased three new drive systems at the Vienna Motor Symposium: the new 48 V mild hybrid system that will debut on the eighth-generation Golf in 2019 ( earlier post ); new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants; and an advanced natural gas engine.

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Mercedes-Benz gets its own diesel emission cheating questions now

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models of Mercedes-Benz sold with diesel engines have found software, possibly illegal under EPA rules, that helped them pass emission tests. Such software may be similar to that notoriously used in 580,000 vehicles sold by VW, Audi, and Porsche from 2009 through 2015 in what became the Volkswagen diesel emission. Diesels emissions EPA Daimler Volkswagen diesel scandalInvestigators probing U.S.

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Bentley introduces its first diesel: Bentayga Diesel with 48V system & electric supercharger

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Bentley Motors has introduced its first diesel model: the Bentayga Diesel SUV. of torque, the Bentayga Diesel hits a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 As with all Bentleys, the Bentayga Diesel comes with multi-mode air suspension.

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KOHLER unveils new global emissions platform for KDI diesels

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KOHLER has introduced a new global emissions platform for its award winning KOHLER Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engine line. Diesel Emissions Engines

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German Federal Administrative Court rules diesel bans in cities possible

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In a highly anticipated decision, the German Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) in Leipzig has ruled that cities can ban highly polluting diesel cars if necessary to achieve NO 2 emission limits. Previously, the Administrative Court in Dusseldorf and the court in Stuttgart had ruled that diesel bans are legally permissible and necessary to achieve NO 2 limit values as soon as possible in the two cities. Diesel Emissions Europe Regulations

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JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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This rise in average CO 2 emissions correlates with a decrease in demand for diesel cars across Europe—which produce lower CO 2 emissions than gasoline cars—and the rising popularity of SUVs, which emit higher average CO 2 emissions of 133.0

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CARB and US EPA approve final Volkswagen diesel modification to remove defeat devices; marks end of 3-year redesign of >500k vehicles

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The legal process began in 2015 and eventually involved more than a half million diesel VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles in the US. diesels. Diesel Emissions Engines RegulationsThe California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have approved emissions modifications for the last remaining Volkswagen (VW) vehicles containing undisclosed software which deliberately shut down emission control equipment (defeat devices).

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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The market share of diesel vehicles fell to 39.5% Diesel continues to decline and its market share fell to 39.5%, with volume falling by a significant 12.8 This was largely caused by falling demand in Germany and the UK, where diesel vehicle registrations decreased by 19.2%

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Gauging VW's progress on second diesel-settlement anniversary

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Thursday marks the second anniversary of the VW dieselgate settlement, representing almost half a million consumers who bought various models of VW TDI diesel cars and SUVs that failed to comply with federal or California emissions requirements. Volkswagen diesel scandal

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T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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A new analysis by the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) concludes that diesel cars emit more CO 2 than equivalent cars on a full lifecycle basis—i.e., According to the T&E analysis, an average diesel car produces emits 3.65 Diesel Emissions Engines Lifecycle analysis

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Study finds modern diesel cars emit fewer carbonaceous particulates than gasoline cars

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A new study by an international team led by researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland has found that modern diesel passenger cars equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPFs) emit fewer carbonaceous particulates than gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Kia launching new diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain in 2018 on Sportage; more models to come

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Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The Kia Sportage will be the first model to offer the new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain later in 2018. 48V Diesel Hybrids

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Lux Research: question is when--not if--a diesel ban will happen

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Lux Research compiled a non-exhaustive list of major global cities that have either called for a ban or are introducing restrictions to limit the number of diesel vehicles—a step we believes will eventually move towards a ban. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuels Policy Regulations

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Ford used Convergent Science advanced modeling tool for EcoBlue diesel

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The global automaker Ford used the combustion modelling tool CONVERGE CFD software package from Convergent Science for the development of its new EcoBlue range of high-efficiency diesel engines. Diesel Emissions Engines Simulation

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Low-Emission Zone now operational in downtown Haifa; Israel’s first; initially targeting heavy diesels

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As of 2 February 2018, polluting heavy diesel vehicles were no longer allowed in downtown Haifa. The LEZ plan is divided into two parts: The first stage, which began 2 February, includes only diesel vehicles weighing more than 3.5 Diesel Emissions Health Heavy-duty Policy Regulations

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ICCT: real-world NOx from Euro 6 diesel passenger cars more than 2x Euro VI diesel trucks

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Currently, NO x emissions of Euro 6 diesel passenger cars under real-world driving conditions are approximately 500 mg/km, as determined by testing carried out by KBA and other European type-approval agencies. —“NO x emissions from heavy-duty and light-duty diesel vehicles in the EU”.

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ICCT: decline in diesel sales will have negligible impact on attainment of European CO2 emission standards

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The current decline is ales of diesel light duty vehicle in Europe does not put EU CO 2 targets out of reach of automakers, according to a new analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The share of diesel vehicles among new car registrations in the EU decreased from a peak of 55% in 2011 to 49% in 2016; recent data suggests that diesel shares continue to fall. For instance, hybrid electric vehicles and diesel cars in the small (e.g.,

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New single-step process for production of biogasoline, green diesel and biojet range fuels from palm kernel oil

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Researchers at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil have produced biohydrocarbons in the distillation ranges of gasoline, diesel and aviation kerosene from palm kernel oil and palm olein using beta zeolite (HBeta) under relatively mild process conditions.

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Reports of diesel's death are greatly exaggerated

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The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal has cost the fuel plenty of not-so-great headlines, but the idea that diesel will soon die off entirely for passenger vehicles simply isn't true. A report in The Car Connection compiled the proof to show diesel is far from its deathbed. There remain more diesel vehicles on sale today than there have. Diesels diesel fuel

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Study finds renewable diesel blends deliver fuel consumption and CO2 benefits in Euro 5 engines

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Researchers from Istituto Motori - CNR in Italy and Eni report in a paper in the journal Fuel that blends of hydrocracked fossil oil (HCK) and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as diesel fuels deliver fuel consumption (FC) and CO 2 savings based on the NEDC cycle. It can be produced from many kind of non edible vegetable oils, animal fats, waste oils and consists of a mixture of paraffinic hydrocarbons in diesel boiling range, free of sulfur, oxygen and aromatics.

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VW CEO: European subsidies for diesel should end

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One of the most powerful automotive CEOs in the industry at a company that once found monumental success in diesel-powered cars has delivered a commandment to European governments from atop his throne in Wolfsburg. Thou shalt not subsidize diesel. Diesel Europe government Germany Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Bosch says it has solved diesel NOx problem; as low as 13 mg NOx/km even under RDE; refining existing technologies

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Bosch says that its engineers have refined existing diesel technolgoies to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) so significantly that they already comply with future limits. There’s a future for diesel. Diesel Emissions Engines

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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. Diesel Driver Assistance Systems Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Volvo Cars to eliminate diesel engines from the new S60 sedan

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The new Volvo S60 sedan to be launched later this spring will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine option. Our future is electric and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines. Diesel Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids Plug-insThe company said that the move highlights its commitment to a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine.

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