PORTLAND, Ore. — Having racked up more than 25 million miles of testing for its BlueTec selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions control system, Detroit Diesel has now submitted applications to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for formal approval.
The DD13 and DD15 engines have been submitted for EPA certification already, with the DD16 to follow next month, according to the company.
“The submission of our 2010 certification applications, based on successful completion of our emissions and OBD certification testing, is a key program milestone for us. We have millions of test miles under our belt, including ‘real world’ freight hauling experience in customer trucks as well as our own testing in extreme ambient conditions and diverse operating conditions. We are pleased with test results confirming that our Detroit Diesel engines with BlueTec consistently meet the 2010 emissions standards,” said Rakesh Aneja, 2010 program manager, Detroit Diesel.
“In addition to being good for the environment, BlueTec allows the performance of the engine to be optimized, thereby meeting customers’ need for fuel efficiency, drivability, reliability, simplicity, and convenience. We are satisfied with the readiness of our engine and aftertreatment system for production launch – in fact, pre-production of our 2010 trucks and engines is already underway. We remain excited at the prospect of offering a paradigm-changing product to our customers.”
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