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Cummins showcases 15L fuel-agnostic engine platform; hydrogen, diesel, biogas

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At CONEXPO, Cummins showcased its new fuel-agnostic 15-liter engine platform with hydrogen, natural gas and advanced diesel engines offering low-to-zero carbon fuel capability. The advanced diesel version can use either sustainable HVO fuel or biodiesel with ratings up to 650 hp (485 kW) for the most demanding off-highway duty-cycles.

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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. Of the largest trucks (Class 8) in operation, 97% are diesels.

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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. CO 2 reduction and 13.3% IMEP/efficiency increase are achieved.

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Eni in two-year contract to supply renewable diesel to Spinelli Group

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Eni Sustainable Mobility and the Spinelli Group , a leader in the field of integrated logistics, have signed a two-year contract to power the group’s fleet with HVOlution, a diesel fuel produced from 100% renewable raw materials. HVOlution is a biofuel made of 100% pure HVO.

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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). billion gallons per year (gal/y), at the end of 2022.

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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. Inventories are just one part of the supply equation for diesel and other distillates. —EIA Administrator Joe DeCarolis.

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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. Of these, 20,907 are diesel-fueled.

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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 are expected to meet significant technical barriers in being able to meet future NO x regulations.

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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. For line-haul operations in the US, RNG is the only practical zero-emission diesel-alternative solution.

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EIA: State tax rates for retail gasoline and diesel increased in 13 states in 2023

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In January 2023, state taxes and fees on gasoline and diesel fuel averaged $0.3163 per gallon (gal) of gasoline and $0.3388/gal of diesel fuel, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). For example, New York State taxes for both diesel and gasoline rose $0.088/gal in January 2023 compared with July 2022.

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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 decided to switch to renewable diesel once our quality and availability concerns were satisfied.

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Viridos raises $25M in Series A for algae-based jet and diesel fuel

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Globally, diesel and jet fuel account for more than one-third of the liquid fossil fuel used. This sets the stage for the scalable and sustainable production of algae oil as the feedstock of choice for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD). and United Airlines Ventures.

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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. and Darling Ingredients Inc., Ecofining unit.

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

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Heavy-duty diesel vehicles using mixing controlled compression ignition (MCCI), the most common ignition and combustion strategies for heavy-duty diesel engines, contribute significantly to the emissions of GHG, oxides of nitrogen (NO x ), and particular matter (PM) and are subject to stringent emission standards. GLE and $0.9/GLE.

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

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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. Achates Power announced that the 10.6-liter,

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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. Imperial also intends to use renewable diesel in operations as part of the company’s emission reduction plans. Earlier post.)

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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. The Sportage will be launched with a range powertrains, including clean gasoline and diesel IC engine technology. The new R2.0-liter

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Researchers show economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric

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In the US, diesel freight trains emit 35 million metric tons of CO 2 annually and produce air pollution that leads to $6.5 Here we show that a 241-km range can be achieved using a single standard boxcar equipped with a 14-MWh battery and inverter, while consuming half the energy consumed by diesel trains. l –1 diesel price, US$100?kWh

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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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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. Gasoline vs. diesel changes are now possible to calculate already for May. Month (2022). Electricity. $/g.

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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 ). Achates Power’s innovative 3-cylinder, 10.6L Furthermore, the 10.6L Furthermore, the 10.6L Earlier post.).

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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. million tons annually.

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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.

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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. million tons.

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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 With SCR twin dosing technology in the exhaust gas system, the diesel unit now undercuts the Euro 6d emission standard limits while also running quietly and smoothly, according to the company. Volkswagen 2.0

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Final California deadline for upgrading heavy-duty diesels to MY2010 or newer engines

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California’s Truck and Bus regulation ( earlier post ) has been in effect since December 2008, with the purpose of reducing emissions of diesel particulate matter (PM), oxides of nitrogen (NO x ) and other criteria pollutants from in-use diesel-fueled vehicles. Public agency and utility vehicles (not federal).

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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. The new diesel powertrain that will make its debut in the CX-60 is a Mazda first—a 3.3-liter An in-line straight-six 3.0-liter

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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.

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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). As of the end of 2020, we estimate US production capacity for renewable diesel totaled nearly 0.6

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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.

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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. In this way, the compression ratio of the six-cylinder in-line engine has been increased from 18.3:1

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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. In fact, it increases power by 25%.

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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. The clean trucks will run on low-carbon hydrogen at a fixed discount below the cost of diesel which Hydra has sourced from Canadian industrial chemical provider, Chemtrade.

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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. —Senator Barrasso.

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EPA AED estimates emissions controls were removed from > 550K diesel pickups over last decade; impact equivalent to adding 9M additional trucks

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In a new report , the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Enforcement Division (AED) estimates that the emissions controls have been removed from more than 550,000 diesel pickup trucks in the last decade. Number of full delete Class 2b and diesels by vehicle age Source: EPA. Estimated number of Class 2b and 3 deleted diesels.

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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. The refinery’s hydrocracker and diesel hydrotreater will be revamped to produce renewable diesel and SAF from various renewable feedstocks.

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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.

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EIA: China processed record amounts of crude oil in 2021 but exported less gasoline and diesel

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In the second half of the year, China processed slightly less crude oil and began exporting significantly less gasoline and diesel than in the first half of the year to ensure sufficient domestic supply. China’s exports of diesel and gasoline ended 2021 at lower levels than at the beginning of the year. Source: Graph by the U.S.

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EIA: US retail diesel prices increase to >$6 per gallon in the Northeast; nearly equal to California

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On 16 May 2022, the average US on-highway retail diesel fuel price was $5.61 Although retail diesel prices have increased across the entire United States, prices in the Northeast have increased the most and are now among the highest in the country. On 16 May, the average retail diesel price was $6.43/gal

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

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liter diesel engine for use in FCA US’ Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 vehicles that would be sold in the United States. liter diesel program’s goals, timing, and marketing strategy. According to the company’s admissions and court documents, beginning at least as early as 2010, FCA US developed a new 3.0-liter

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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. Bosch provides its modular common-rail system for the six-cylinder diesel engine with 12.9 liters displacement.

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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.

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SwRI engineers help develop post-refinery diesel treatment that overcomes soot/NOx tradeoff for cleaner burning fuel

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is helping a client develop a simple post-refinery treatment process that reduces exhaust emissions from diesel engines by overcoming the soot/nitrogen oxides (NO x ) reduction trade-off that has plagued engine researchers for decades. The first is a non-polar substance and the second is a bipolar mixture.

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