Detroit Diesel has surpassed seven million miles of demonstrated testing on Daimler’s BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, which the engine maker will use to meet 2010 EPA emissions standards.
The company said it will continue to test the technology through its production launch in January 2010. Daimler, parent firm of Detroit Diesel, began adapting BlueTec in 2005 and has delivered over 200,000 trucks and buses equipped with the technology.
According to Detroit Diesel, BlueTec SCR will combine Daimler’s current diesel particulate filter with a new SCR NOx aftertreatment system that uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), also known as urea.
“We’re slowly seeing the rest of the North American truck and engine market begin to understand the same benefits we saw several years ago as they reverse course in favor of SCR technology to competitively meet the EPA 2010 emissions targets,” said David Siler, director of marketing, Detroit Diesel Corp. “It was only a matter of time before customers would demand not only improved fuel economy, but also clean emissions. In fact, nearly 100% of all big bore engines in production today for the U.S. and Canada that will be manufactured after Jan. 1, 2010, will utilize SCR technology.”