DOE Readies Annual Diesel Conference

The 10th Annual Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) conference, sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), gets underway in Coronado, CA, August 29 through September 2. It will highlight pollution reduction advances in a variety of diesel-powered vehicles, from cars to heavy trucks and construction equipment.

Allen Schaeffer— executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), a co-sponsor of the conference, noted that despite concerns over ever-tightening diesel emission regulations, it’s important to look at how far and fast diesel emission technology has come in recent years.

“Today's diesel-powered trucks, buses and some off-road equipment produce 80% less particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions than those built just 10 years ago,” he said. “This year's conference marks a decade of national and international public-private partnership that has helped make the tremendous progress in diesel technology possible.”

Researchers, government officials and industry experts from 11 countries will participate in DOE’s diesel conference this year, presenting 100 technical papers covering a broad range of issues. These include: engine development for light-duty trucks, energy efficiency, emissions reductions, and advancements in cleaner diesel fuels, engines and aftertreatment devices.

Also, an International 9200i Class 8 tractor equipped with 2007 Cummins ISX engine prototype will be on display, DOE said.

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