Archive news for April 2013

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes lower sulfur content Tier 3 fuel, starting 2017

Niels Tholen - 2 April 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new, Tier 3, fuel standard to be implemented across the U.S.A. and based upon the current CARB fuel standard. This move would put the U.S.A. in line with the European Euro VI and Japanese fuel standards, which are at 10 ppm sulfur content compared with the U.S. 15 ppm fuel standard...

CARB proposes optional reduced NOx emission standards for heavy-duty engines

Niels Tholen - 18 April 2013

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed new optional NOx emission standards for heavy-duty engines. NOx emission limits would be cut below the current 0.2 grams per brake horsepower-hour (g/bhp-pr) and the proposed standards could be as low as 0.02 g/bhp-hr. According to CARB, the new legislation was proposed as it...

Navistar's MaxxForce 13 liter engine receives EPA certification

Niels Tholen - 18 April 2013

Navistar reported on April 17 that it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for its MaxxForce 13 liter engine. The heavy-duty big bore engine uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology and production is now ready to begin, with first customer delivery scheduled for later this month. The SCR...

Navistar revamps truck portfolio with Cummins engine

Niels Tholen - 17 April 2013

Navistar is re-launching the International 9900i tractor and PayStar 5900 SBA using the Cummins ISX15 engine. The latter comes equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, making it compliant with heavy-duty vehicle emissions legislation. The Cummins ISX15 will be the only engine available for the 9900i while the...

Colonial Chemicals opens new bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) supply locations

Niels Tholen - 10 April 2013

Colonial Chemicals has announced that it now has API-certified bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) available at terminals in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Georgia, Alabama, Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA. The DEF can be delivered in full truck load quantities or collected by costumers themselves. Colonial will continue to supply...