Rebecca Hayward - 23 May 2014
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the allocation of US$9 million in funding for the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, which supports projects that work to reduce diesel pollution from the nation's existing fleet.
In order to apply for funding, eligible applicants must submit proposals before the closing date of June, 17 2014, with evaluation and selections expected to be made in September 2014.
Eligible applicants range from regional, state, tribal agencies and port authorities, to non-profit organizations, all of which must either promote transport or air quality as their principle purpose or have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality.
Under the funding, the EPA expects to award 10 to 20 assistance agreements, which may be used for medium and heavy-duty trucks, marine and locomotive engines, as well as non-road engines or vehicles.
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is included on the list of EPA-verified emission control technologies, and up to 100% of the total cost of the project may be funded.
Since 2008, the EPA has funded nearly 60,000 clean diesel technologies through the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC), which is part of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
Further information on the funding program is available at the EPA website.
Rebecca Hayward - 20 April 2015
Integer Research's Beijing office updated its Chinese Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) (or AdBlue® as it is known in China) market estimate in April 2015 and found that both DEF production and consumption increased by more than 200% year-on-year in 2014, albeit from a very small volume in 2013. Chinese DEF consumption totalled just over 111,000...
Rebecca Hayward - 15 April 2015
Non-road engine manufacturer, MTU America, a subsidiary of Rolls Royce Power Systems, has signed a consent decree with the US Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over allegations that it has violated the Clean Air Act. A parallel settlement with California Air Resources Board (CARB) has also been...
Rebecca Hayward - 30 March 2015
Aftertreatment technology provider Cummins Emissions Solutions has released the first product of its new generation of high efficiency aftertreatment systems, the EcoFit Single Module. The new system is designed to be up to 60% smaller and 40% lighter compared to the EPA 2013 solution it supersedes, the company said. The smaller size is...
Rebecca Hayward - 27 August 2014
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it has finalized a rule to adopt minimum maintenance intervals for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). DEF replenishment has been added to a list of scheduled emissions-related maintenance, and has been chosen as an alternative to the previous system of approving DEF maintenance on a...
Ben Treadwell - 27 January 2016
discoverDEF is conducting a series of short interviews with fleet operators as part of our new 'Fleet Focus' series. These articles will look at issues in fleet DEF consumption and logistics, including overall size of SCR fleet, total DEF consumption, purchasing strategy and storage. Fleet Focus spoke to KMT Services Inc a small trucking...
Ben Treadwell - 16 September 2014
Cummins Inc. has prepared for the upcoming implementation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions regulations on January 1st, 2015, by ordering over 100 engine installations for passenger trains, diesel multiple units (DMUs), and switcher locomotives. In an interview with RailwayAge.com, Randy Nelson, Manager of...