International Truck Reiterates Support for Low-Sulfur Plan

Sept. 1, 2000
International Truck and Engine Corp once again endorsed the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel beginning

International Truck and Engine Corp once again endorsed the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel beginning in 2007 as a prerequisite to tightening emissions standards. International has supported the proposed standards since they were announced May 17, 2000.

Larry Barron, International vice-president-western region, cited the role of ultra-clean diesel fuel - less than 15 parts per million of sulfur content - as a "prerequisite" to addressing particulate emissions and emissions of nitrogen oxides.

In summer 2001, International will unveil a production school bus equipped with International Green Diesel Technology, using a catalyzed particulate filter and fueled with ultra-low-sulfur fuel. The new technology will enable International to achieve EPA's proposed 2007 standards for hydrocarbon and PM emissions standards six years ahead of time.

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