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April 15, 2009

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Stimulus DERA Funds Update

EPA’s Q&A document regarding DERA funds in the recently passed American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) was updated on April 8. You can download the document here (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/t). If you have an outstanding question that has not been answered, you can submit it in writing to EPA until April 17 before a final document update is provided on April 22. Alternatively, you could participate in a question and answer conference call hosted by EPA Region 5 on Friday, April 17 from 10:00 to 11:30am CT.

More information about the call is available here (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/i).

Getting Federal Funding for your Clean Diesel Projects: Insights and Questions


Passage of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) in Congress has brought unprecedented ($300 M) funding for diesel retrofit projects, giving a significant boost to one of the most cost-effective clean air programs. Air quality agencies and metropolitan planners in areas out of attainment with federal PM and ozone standards are working feverishly with fleet owners to navigate through the expedited application timeline and the need to develop job creation/retention figures as part of their proposal.

View quick tips and insights on resources and the applications process here (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/d).

Breaking News

Diesel fights for traction with U.S. buyers (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/h)
Orlando Sentinel
April 10, 2009
EPA Begins Awarding $88.2M to All 50 States and DC for Diesel Emissions Reduction (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/k)
Green Car Congress
April 9, 2009
Earth Friendly Diesel (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/u)
April 6, 2009
Fuel-Efficiency Standards Rise for 2011 (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/o)
New York Times

March 27, 2009

DTF News

Diesel Works for Me! – Video Contest


Do you love your diesel? Of course you do! Did you pick a diesel instead of a hybrid? Diesel cars are economical, clean, quiet and fun to drive! Diesel engines power construction and farm equipment, boats, trains and even airplanes!

The Diesel Technology Forum is looking for videos that tell a compelling and creative story of why you love your diesel car, pickup truck or SUV or other diesel-powered machine or vehicle. Tell us your story and you could win a gift card for fuel or merchandise courtesy of BP!

Send your videos to dieselworksforme@dieselforum.org (dieselworksforme@dieselforum.org) by June 5, 2009.
Read the official announcement from the Diesel Technology Forum here (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/b).

For more information visit www.dieselforum.org/video (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/n).

How Does Clean Diesel Technology Power Your State? (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/p)

DTF has developed fact sheets on the role of diesel in 10 states. Learn more about how diesel is the backbone of transportation systems, powers the state’s economy and how policymakers in the state recognize the value of clean diesel technology.

Florida (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/x) - Florida’s agricultural sector generated $6.7 billion in 2007, making it the fourth largest in the country. Machines such as farm tractors, combines, and irrigation pumps consumed about 90.8 million gallons of diesel fuel in 2006.

California (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/m) - California’s mining industry is the third largest in the country, producing $14.3 billion in 2007. Much of this is due to crude oil mining and petroleum refining, where the state’s output accounts for 10 percent of the nation’s total.

The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting clean diesel technologies. Forum members include engine and vehicle manufacturers, diesel fuel refiners, and manufacturers of emissions control devices. For more information about the Forum, visit our web site at www.dieselforum.org (http://dieseltechnologyforum.cmail4.com/t/y/l/hyhlyd/tjhhgkru/v).

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06-18-2009, 10:28 AM
Subject: DTF Press Release: New Research Findings Show New Diesel Truck and Bus Engines Cleaner Than Expected

New Research Findings Show New Diesel Truck and Bus Engines Dramatically Cleaner Than Expected

Diesel Technology Forum Comments on Collaborative Diesel Engine Research

FREDERICK MD (June 18, 2009) - A new study released today by the Coordinating Research Council [1] in cooperation with the Health Effects Institute[2] highlights the robust emissions performance of the new generation of clean diesel technology manufactured starting in 2007. The study found a more than 90 percent reduction in most emissions as compared to previous 2004 models, and the reductions "exceeded substantially even those levels required by law." "These findings underscore just how clean this new generation of fuels, engines and emissions control technology really is," said Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a Frederick MD-based organization representing the diesel industry.

The study, phase 1 of the Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study (ACES), is a multi-party five year study to test the emissions and health effects of the new technology diesel engines to document the improvements that have been made and to ensure that there are no unintended emissions from this new technology. "Ultimately these findings translate into even greater clean air benefits for local communities than were previously expected. More than 360,000 of these heavy duty trucks and buses were sold in 2007 and 2008[3]. Not only are these vehicles very low in emissions, but they must meet these near-zero clean air standards for almost 4 times as long (435,000 miles) as passenger cars. Today's diesel trucks and buses are so clean it would take 60 of today's models to have the same soot emissions as one 1988 model," said Schaeffer.

While this study is limited to highway diesel engines like those used in commercial trucks and buses, virtually the same requirements (cleaner diesel fuel and progressively lower emissions standards) are being phased in for all non-road engines and equipment used in construction, agriculture, mining and other industries as well over the next 5 years.
"Getting to these near-zero levels of emissions is a result of the highly integrated cean diesel system; cleaner ultra low sulfur diesel fuel, advanced engine echnologies and emissions control systems," explained Schaeffer. "Meeting the 2007 tandards was a major milestone in clean diesel technology, but we're not done yet. In just about 6 months, new 2010 engines will build on these results and slash xides of nitrogen emissions by another 50 percent."

The study released today by HEI and CRC can be found via link at
1 Coordinating Research Council (CRC) www.crcao.org (http://www.crcao.org)
2 Health Effects Institute, Boston MA www.healtheffects.org (http://www.healtheffects.org)
3 Thomas Rhein & Associates, June 2009 www.rheinreport.com (http://www.rheinreport.com)

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