Detroit Diesel engines certified by EPA

Detroit Diesel Corp. has announced that its DD13, DD15 and DD16 diesel engines have been formally certified by the EPA as meeting 2010 emissions regulations

Detroit Diesel Corp. has announced that its DD13, DD15 and DD16 diesel engines have been formally certified by the EPA as meeting 2010 emissions regulations.

The engines use Detroit Diesel’s BlueTec emissions control system, developed to meet the new regulations through selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The system helps improve engine efficiency, delivering fuel economy improvement up to 5% over 2007 engines, the engine maker said.

“We received 2010 certification on December 30 and have already loaded our first batch of production engines on the line in our Redford, MI, engine facility,” said David Hames, gm, marketing & strategy, for Detroit Diesel’s parent firm, Daimler Trucks North America.

“The 2010 certification is a great way to start the year,” he continued. “But, more than that, we are pleased to further improve on our advanced family of engines that is already proven to meet our customers’ need for performance, fuel economy, durability and reliability.”

The engine echnology has completed more than 28 million miles of testing, including 1.5 million miles in real-world testing by customers, according to the manufacturer.

BlueTec is a Daimler technology developed initially for use in Europe, where SCR engines have been in use for a number of years. Detroit Diesel adapted the technology to meet the specific requirements of the North American market.

An exhaust aftertreatment system, BlueTec uses diesel exhaust fluid in a catalyst to virtually eliminate nitrogen oxide emissions, thereby allowing the engine to be fully optimized for both low emissions and high fuel economy, according to Detroit Diesel.

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