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 signed.
The aforementioned agencies filed a complaint that MTU violated the act by selling 895 non-road, heavy-duty diesel engines without valid certificates of conformity.
As part of the settlement, MTU is expected to pay a $1.2 million penalty to EPA and $300,000 to CARB. MTU must perform annual audits of its engine emissions testing and certification activities, undertaken by an EPA-approved third party for the next three years. MTU is also required to initiate corrective actions if the audits reveal noncompliance
The settlement marks the EPA's ongoing efforts to ensure that vehicles and engines meet emissions limits.
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 - 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...