Archive news for April 2012

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DEF Tracker: Prices for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) totes increase

Christopher Goodfellow - 3 April 2012

The average price of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tote refills has increased, as the pump price moves downward, according to DEF Tracker. The latest issue, released on March 28, says the average U.S. tote price increased by two cent to $2.02/G between February and March 2012. In contrast the DEF pump price at truck stops fell by one cent to...

Cummins employs EPA 2010 technology in new European models

Christopher Goodfellow - 3 April 2012

Engine manufacturer Cummins says it has used experience gained meeting EPA 2010, including Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) with variable geometry turbocharging, in its new Euro VI engine models. Neil Pattison, Director - Automotive Engine Business for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Cummins, said:  "To date we have over 330,000 EPA...

John Deere Tier 4 Final models to dose DEF at between 1-3%

Christopher Goodfellow - 20 April 2012

John Deere says that its new PowerTech PSS 9.0L Tier IV Final diesel engine will consume Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at between 1-3% of diesel use. Unlike previous models the new power train combines Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology. Reducing DEF consumption has allowed...

Blue Sky and Brewer Hendley partner to form Blue Sky Southeast

Christopher Goodfellow - 12 April 2012

Prime Lube, the parent company of Blue Sky East, has announced a strategic partnership with the Brewer Hendley Oil Company of Marshville, NC, to manufacture and distribute Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in the south east. The 15,000 square foot plant will begin production in New Marshville, North Carolina, in April 2012, with an...

Porsche uses Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to bring Cayenne Diesel to the U.S.

Christopher Goodfellow - 10 April 2012

Porsche is launching its Cayenne Diesel in the U.S. with the 2013 model year, which meets Tier 2 BIN5 emissions standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The Cayenne Diesel has been available in Europe since 2009, but had not previously been able to meet U.S. emissions standards....