The diesel industry is expressing support and encouragement for the U.S. EPA-sponsored “West Coast Diesel Emissions Reduction Collaborative.”
This is a public-private effort to promote and secure additional funding for voluntary programs that reduce emissions from diesel-powered engines.
“From the start of this effort in June, participants have offered creative ideas and looked to proven, cost-effective strategies for reducing diesel emissions,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum (www.dieselforum.org).
“America’s diesel industry has poured immense investments into technologies and innovations that today deliver diesel-powered trucks and buses that produce eight times lower emissions than those built just 15 years ago. By 2007, on-highway diesel engines will produce near-zero emissions thanks to cleaner fuels and advanced engine technologies. Given the critical importance of the diesel industry to our economy, it is encouraging to see support for strategies that utilize the amazing and highly cost-effective clean diesel technologies now available,” he said.
The Diesel Technology Forum represents manufacturers of engines, fuel and emissions control systems.
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