Archive news for September 2010

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Brenntag wins NACD distribution award

Christopher Goodfellow - 7 September 2010

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) distributor Brenntag has won the National Association of Chemical Distributors' Responsible Distribution Excellence Award for 2010. Bruce Schechinger, NACD's Chairman of the Board, said; "Their [Brenntag's] commitment to process improvement, their involvement in the local community and the education of their...

Penske sustainability manager highlights SCR benefits

Christopher Goodfellow - 7 September 2010

Truck fuel economy expert and manager of sustainability at Penske, Ralph Stockmayer, told attendees at a recent Penske forum its new Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipped trucks provided large fuel savings compared to 2007 models. According to reports from FleetOwner's blog, the comparison saw 2010 models gain an 11.3% in fuel...

Milwaukee introduces low emission SCR buses

Laura Cross - 28 September 2010

Milwaukee Country Transit System has introduced a new breed of low emission buses which, with the aid of SCR, meet EPA 2010 regulations using Cummins Aftertreatment System. By the end of 2010, 90 new SCR buses using Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) will have been purchased from Winnipeg-based New Flyer to serve as public transit in the Milwaukee...

Cummins begins production of Tier 4 Interim engines

Christopher Goodfellow - 22 September 2010

Engine manufacturer Cummins has started production of its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified Tier 4 Interim engine, for use in off-highway vehicles. The new engines use Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) to meet the standards, and achieve a fuel saving of up to 5% on previous models, according to the...

California follows EPA's lead in certifying underground storage tanks

Christopher Goodfellow - 2 September 2010

California's State Water Resources Control Board has followed the EPA's lead in deeming underground Diesel Exhaust Fluid tanks as non-hazardous. A statement from the body said: "The State Water Body has determined that DEF, with an approximate urea solution of 30 percent, is not a hazardous substance as defined in Section 25281 of the...

Training highlights potential DEF contamination issues

Christopher Goodfellow - 2 September 2010

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) distributor KOST USA is running a series of seminars to educate DEFendal distributors about the correct handling procedure for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). Lyle Westerfield, Director of Business Development at KOST USA, told DiscoverDEF that distributors and end users need to be aware of contamination issues which...