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EIA: US renewable diesel capacity could more than double through 2025

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US production capacity for renewable diesel could more than double from current levels by the end of 2025, based on several announcements for projects that are either under construction or could start development soon, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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DTF: Diesel dominates commercial truck, transit and school bus fleets in US

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Diesel is the predominant technology in commercial trucking, school, and transit bus sectors, according to the Diesel Technology Forum’s analysis of data sourced from S&P Global Mobility TIPNet data of vehicles in operation for Class 3-8 as of December 2021.

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UNSW Syndey team develops hydrogen-diesel dual fuel system; 90% H2, more than 85% reduction in CO2

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Engineers from UNSW Sydney (Australia) have successfully converted a diesel engine to run as a dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel engine, reducing CO 2 emissions by more than 85% compared to conventional diesel. below the amount produced by the diesel powered engine.

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Imperial approves $720M for largest renewable diesel facility in Canada at Strathcona; 1B liters per year

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ExxonMobil’s majority-owned affiliate Imperial Oil will invest about $720 million (US$560 million) to move forward with construction of the largest renewable diesel facility in the country. The project at Imperial’s Strathcona refinery near Edmonton is expected to produce more than one billion liters of renewable diesel annually—about 20,000 barrels per day —primarily from locally sourced feedstocks. Renewable diesel production is expected to start in 2025.

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EIA expects continued high prices for diesel and home heating oils

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects that low inventories of distillate fuels, which are primarily consumed as diesel fuel and heating oil, will lead to high prices through early 2023. According to EIA’s November Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), diesel prices will remain higher than $5 per gallon the remainder of the year, and bills for homes that use heating oil will increase by 45% this winter season compared with last winter.

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Diamond Green Diesel to boost renewable diesel capacity to 1.2B gallons/year; $1.45B expansion project

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Darling and Valero jointly announced that their 50/50 joint venture, Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), has received approval from both companies’ Boards of Directors to proceed with the construction of the renewable diesel production facility to be located at Valero’s Port Arthur, Texas refinery.

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ORNL team achieves diesel-like efficiency with SI engine

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A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has achieved diesel-like efficiency in a single-cylinder spark-ignition (SI) research engine while maintaining compatibility with stoichiometric 3-way catalyst (TWC) systems. Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency LPG

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Achates near-zero heavy-duty opposed-piston diesel enters fleet service; compliant with 2027 NOx levels

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Achates Power announced that the 10.6-liter, heavy-duty opposed-piston, three-cylinder diesel engine it developed in a project funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and several partners ( earlier post ) has entered fleet service with WALMART Corporation in a Peterbilt 579 tractor.

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New study shows a rapid increase of diesel-fueled backup generators across California

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New research by economic and public policy consulting group M.Cubed finds a proliferation of backup generators across California, with nearly 90% being diesel-fueled, posing significant obstacles to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets and driving nearly $136 million in annual health costs.

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Kia introduces 5th-generation Sportage SUV; gasoline, diesel, HEV, PHEV

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Developed on a new architecture, the all-new Sportage will offer gasoline and diesel powertrains at market launch later this year, followed by hybrid-electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) models. Diesel Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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Large differences among the recent increases in the cost of powering gasoline, diesel, and electric vehicles

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This post examines the recent changes in the costs of powering gasoline, diesel, and electric vehicles. The expectation was that the cost of electricity had recently increased much less than the costs of gasoline and diesel. The raw data—the retail prices of regular gasoline, on-highway diesel, and residential electricity—came from the Energy Information Administration. Diesel. Gasoline vs. diesel changes are now possible to calculate already for May.

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Toyota’s diesel line-up in Western Europe to be made compatible with HVO100 diesel fuel

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Toyota’s toughest, body-on-frame models in Europe are to be made compatible with HVO100 diesel, a non-fossil fuel made from 100% renewable sources such as waste cooking oil. Both the Land Cruiser and Hilux will join the Proace family of light commercial vehicles in being compatible with HVO100 diesel. HVO100 (hydrated vegetable oil) meets the EN 15940 European quality standard for paraffinic diesel. This is required as HVO100 is less dense than standard diesel.

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DOE researchers investigate economic and environmental impacts of converting wet waste to renewable diesel

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The marginal GHG emissions abatement costs were estimated to be $116–$270/tonne CO 2e and $5–$103/tonne CO 2 e for the yellow grease HEFA and swine manure HTL pathways, respectively, for a diesel price ranging between $0.5/GLE and $0.9/GLE.

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Diamond Green Diesel to more than double renewable fuel capacity using second Honeywell Ecofining unit; 675M barrels renewable diesel per year

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Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La., will more than double its annual production of renewable diesel with the completion of a second Honeywell Ecofining process unit with a capacity of 30,000 barrels per day (bpd). Diamond Green Diesel is owned by Valero Energy Corp.

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OptiFuel to repower Argentina’s 400 freight locomotive fleet from diesel-power to CNG and/or RNG

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Traditional locomotives run on diesel fuel, emitting high levels of NO x , PM, and CO 2. OptiFuel is developing modular repower kits for diesel locomotives and new locomotives in all lengths, horsepower levels, and track gauges.

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Volkswagen 2.0 TDI diesel for Euro 6d; SCR twin-dosing

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TDI diesel for Euro 6d; SCR twin-dosing. Volkswagen continues to refine its most important diesel engine, the 2.0-liter TDI. Despite the severe business and political ramifications of the event, Volkswagen persevered with its diesel engine development, and in 2018, the 2.0L

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Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Belgium

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has launched Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Belgian market. Neste MY Renewable Diesel enables customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil diesel. The launch follows the successful introduction of Neste MY Renewable Diesel on the Dutch market in October 2019. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks launching 3rd generation of OM 471 heavy-duty diesel

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks is introducing the third generation of its OM 471 heavy-duty diesel engine this year; the engine will deliver increased fuel efficiency and compliance with the strictest emissions standards such as Euro VIe. Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

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Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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opposed-piston heavy-duty diesel engine has achieved performance results that comply with pending 2027 requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California to reduce sharply emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ). Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

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FCA US LLC to pay ~$300M in criminal penalties over diesel emissions test cheating

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The conviction results from the company’s conspiracy to defraud US regulators and customers by making false and misleading representations about the design, calibration, and function of the emissions control systems on more than 100,000 Model Year 2014, 2015, and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles, and about these vehicles’ emission of pollutants, fuel efficiency, and compliance with US emissions standards. Diesel Emissions Engines Market Background

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EIA projects US renewable diesel supply to surpass biodiesel in the near term but remain small part of larger diesel market

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In its Annual Energy Outlook 2022 (AEO2022) Reference case, which reflects current laws and regulations, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that renewable diesel supply (domestic production and net imports) will exceed biodiesel supply in the near term.

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Renewable Energy Group collaborates with Iowa State University on hydrotreater pilot plant for renewable diesel

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REG converts waste and byproduct fats and oils into biodiesel and renewable diesel. This hydrotreater pilot plant will utilize the expertise of both organizations to better understand how various biomass feedstocks can play a role in the production of renewable fuels with a specific focus on renewable diesel. By 2023, the facility will have the capacity to produce 340 million gallons of renewable diesel through an improvement and expansion project that was announced by REG in 2020.

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Neste and Rolls-Royce partner to accelerate use of renewable diesel

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Neste and Rolls-Royce have agreed to build a strategic partnership on accelerating the use of renewable diesel as a lower-emission solution for diesel engines. Our collaboration with Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, will help us achieve our goals and those of our customers. With Neste MY Renewable Diesel the GHG emissions can be reduced by as much as 75-95% when emissions over the fuel’s life cycle are compared with fossil diesel.

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Mazda adding new 3.3l 48V MHEV diesel to CX-60 line-up next year

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In Europe, Mazda announced that it will add an all-new e-Skyactiv D diesel engine to the Mazda CX-60 line-up in 2023, joining the PHEV CX-60, which is available to order now. 48V Diesel Engines Europe

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Topsoe technology to support Cresta’s renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel production in Canada

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The refinery will produce up to 18,000 barrels per day of Renewable Diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initially; the capacity will increase further in various stages of expansion. Aviation & Aerospace Bio-hydrocarbons Biomass Canada Diesel Fuels

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Senators introduce bipartisan bill to boost production, use of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel

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Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and John Barrasso (R-WY) led their colleagues in introducing the Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Parity Act of 2022. The bill would require the Department of Energy to track foreign imports and domestic production of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. It would also provide incentives to produce more of these fuels in the US and eliminate unnecessary regulations that are limiting the use of renewable diesel in California.

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Shell contracts with ECB Group for more than 2.5 billion liters of renewable diesel and jet

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ECB Group Paraguay and Shell Trading (US) Company signed a multi-year contract that will provide more than 500 million liters (130 million gallons US) of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel per year to Shell, one of the world’s largest energy companies.

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Phillips 66 applies for LCFS pathway for renewable diesel with CI of 25.46 gCO2e/MJ

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Phillips 66 Company has applied for a California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Tier 2 fuel pathway for Renewable Diesel derived from distiller’s corn oil which is processed along with soybean oil and canola oil at its facility in Rodeo, California. The Rodeo facility produces renewable diesel as a primary product and renewable naphtha and renewable propane/light hydrocarbons (off gases) as co-products. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels LCFS

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EIA: Strong demand for diesel leads to high prices and tight inventories going into winter

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Strong demand for ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) in October, combined with reduced global production, has resulted in lower ULSD inventories in the United States, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Diesel Fuels Market Background

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies partners with Alto Ingredients to demo ethanol-fueled MCCI in heavy-duty diesels; high efficiency, low emissions

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Startup ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced a partnership with Alto Ingredients, a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, to conduct pilot demonstrations of ClearFlame’s solution for diesel engines using low-cost ethanol in Class 8 trucks.

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Strategic Biofuels successfully tests carbon capture and storage for renewable diesel plant

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LGF is the first renewable diesel fuel project to achieve this milestone. Carbon capture and permanent geologic sequestration is no longer a hypothetical scenario for Louisiana Green Fuels—successful completion of the test well is a major milestone that’s not been achieved by any other renewable diesel project. The plant is expected to produce about 83% renewable diesel and 17% renewable naphtha. Biomass Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Diesel Fuels

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HaaS company Hydra Energy delivers first converted hydrogen-diesel co-combustion heavy-duty truck; up to 40% hydrogen

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Hydra offers a proven hydrogen-diesel, co-combustion retrofit approach; the retrofitted engines can run up to 40% hydrogen, with a concomittant reduction in emissions. Conversions Diesel Engines Fleets Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Wabtec and BNSF Railway partnering on biodiesel, renewable diesel pilot

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The two companies will demonstrate the performance of biodiesel (B20) and renewable diesel (R55) in revenue service on Wabtec Tier 3 and Tier 4 Evolution Series locomotives in California. BNSF is pleased to partner with Wabtec to test higher percentage blends of biodiesel and renewable diesel. Wabtec already has approved a 5% biodiesel (B5) and 30% renewable diesel (R30) blend for its locomotive engines. Bio-hydrocarbons Biodiesel Diesel Fuels Rail

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SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions diesel engine technology; 90% reduction of NOx

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Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption. Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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EIA: US renewable diesel capacity expected to increase significantly through 2024

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US production capacity for renewable diesel could increase significantly through 2024, based on announced projects and those that are under construction, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Renewable diesel shares the same fat, oil, and grease feedstocks as biodiesel.

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REG to supply biodiesel/renewable diesel blend to 12 locations in Nor Cal

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REG Ultra Clean blends biodiesel and renewable diesel. The patent-pending combination delivers both biodiesel’s excellent lubricity and renewable diesel’s high Cetane and low Cloud Point in a 100% renewable fuel. Bio-hydrocarbons Biodiesel Diesel Fuels

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Renewable Energy Group launches branded bio-based diesel product line: EnDura Fuels

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The EnDura Fuels line consists of five bio-based diesel fuels including Renewable Energy Group’s newest product, PuriD, a next-generation biodiesel. PuriD exceeds industry quality standards and enables customers to blend PuriD into renewable diesel at virtually any level and utilize higher biodiesel blends with petroleum diesel year-round. High-quality biodiesel for use in most diesel applications. Bio-hydrocarbons Biodiesel Diesel Fuels

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Raven SR and Emerging Fuels Technology to collaborate on syngas upgrading for SAF and renewable diesel

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Raven SR, a renewable fuels company, and Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to integrate their respective technologies into an advanced system for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel. The resulting production platform will include Raven SR’s patented Steam/CO 2 Reformer process ( earlier post ) and EFT’s patented Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and Maxx Jet/ Maxx Diesel upgrading technology.

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Marathon Petroleum, ADM to form soybean oil JV to support renewable diesel production

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MPC) and ADM announced an agreement to form a joint venture for the production of soybean oil to supply rapidly growing demand for renewable diesel fuel. The Spiritwood complex is expected to produce approximately 600 million pounds of refined soybean oil annually, enough feedstock for approximately 75 million gallons of renewable diesel per year. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel FuelsMarathon Petroleum Corp.

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SwRI CAT-DEF reduces heavy-duty diesel emissions to meet CARB 2027 NOx requirements

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CAT-DEF—Catalyzed Diesel Exhaust Fluid—is an SwRI-developed catalyst- and surfactant-modified diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) solution. The internally funded advancement successfully reduced heavy-duty diesel engine nitrogen oxide (NO x ) emissions to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2027 standards. Today’s diesel engines use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to abate NO x emissions. Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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Cummins high horsepower diesel generator sets now approved for use with hydrotreated vegetable oil fuel

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announced approval of its entire line of diesel generator sets for use with paraffinic fuels (EN15940), including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), when used in standby applications. Constituent emissions are equivalent to or lower than they are with diesel, and existing emissions data sheets and EPA Tier 2 certifications apply while operating generator sets on HVO. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Engines Fuels Power GenerationCummins Inc.

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Bosch and Weichai Power boost efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from 46% to 50%

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Bosch and Weichai Power have increased the efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from their current level of roughly 46% to 50%. Even though the diesel engine is nearly 130 years old, its development continues. China Diesel Engines Heavy-duty Market Background

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Study finds Tula dDSF software reduced NOx 41% and CO2 9.5% in Leibherr D966 diesel

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Based on simulations, Tula’s diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) software ( earlier post ) allowed the reduction of NO x tailpipe emissions by 41% and CO 2 by 9.5%. 6-cylinder diesel engine, will also be used in further tests. Diesel Emissions Engines Software

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