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News Archive 2000

December 2000

US EPA adopts final 2007 emission and fuel standards for HD diesel engines

Diesel Emission Control Retrofit Users Conference sponsored by Corning

Diesel-electric bus technology arrives in California

New clean diesel funding in California School Bus Program

TNRCC adopts the Houston-area clean air plan

US EPA Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program web page online

A study analyzes the role of diesels in US economy

November 2000

Corning to acquire NoTox

Caterpillar and DaimlerChrysler to form global alliance

13 US States consider following California in adopting NTE limits for 2005-2006 heavy-duty engines

SWRI launches Naturally Aspirated Tier 3 (NAT3) consortium

Cummins, Westport receive funding for a dual fuel engine project

Volvo Trucks in alliance with Cummins

Caterpillar introduces new industrial diesel engine

MDEC Conference: final agenda available

Johnson Matthey CRT™ particulate filter wins Britain’s MacRobert Award

October 2000

Chevron and Texaco announce merger plans

Oshkosh Truck introduces electric drive technology for heavy trucks

EPA Health Assessment Document for Diesel Exhaust approved by the CASAC panel

Ford to build new diesel plant in the UK

Chevron and Sasol launch global GTL joint venture

Enova Systems in hybrid development agreements

DECSE to continue as APBF-Diesel Emissions Control program

US 2001 fuel economy ratings are published

New Vehicle Exhaust Simulator from APS

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Delphi sign development agreement on non-thermal plasma exhaust aftertreatment

September 2000

California ARB adopts diesel emissions reduction plan

SAB panel to review EPA diesel health assessment document

US DOE funds clean diesel fuel research

Corning introduces new diesel particulate filter material

Modine receives Caterpillar EGR program

Isuzu & GM to combine medium truck sales

SCAQMD delays its ultra low sulfur diesel rule

Chevron to launch a Gas-to-Liquid project in Nigeria

California ARB is proposing Lower Emission School Bus program

Mack expands its North American SCR testing program

August 2000

California SCAQMD, GM in Community Clean Air Partnership

Caterpillar reaches agreement with Clean Fuels (A-55)

Texas proposes comprehensive Houston-area clean air plan

New draft Health Assessment Document for Diesel Exhaust from the EPA

TNRCC sponsors Innovative Technology/Aftermarket Retrofit Program Workshop

US EPA signs final 2004 HD engine emission rule

July 2000

DaimlerChrysler buying Detroit Diesel

US EPA proposes Mobile Sources Air Toxics rule

Cummins to supply engines, particulate filters for hybrid urban buses

California ARB releases draft Risk Reduction Plan for diesel PM emissions

Ceryx QuadCAT catalytic converter certified in Sweden

Quality report on Mexico’s fuels from SwRI

4th Conference on Nanoparticle Measurement—Final Program

Engelhard and Sasol develop new Fischer-Tropsch catalyst

VW Lupo TDI driving for a record in fuel efficiency

Ultra low sulfur diesel to be available in Hong Kong

June 2000

BP Amoco to build gas-to-liquids test facility

SCAQMD calls for retrofitting of school buses with emission controls

Mack expands engine lineup beyond trucking

SCAQMD approves natural gas public fleet rules

US DOE announces the 6th Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction Workshop - DEER 2000

Westport announces dual fuel injector patent

Corning opens catalytic converter substrate plant in South Africa

DDC delivers first Series 50 EGR bus & coach engine

May 2000

4th International ETH Conference on Nanoparticle Measurement - Call for Papers

EC starts a consultation on the need to reduce the sulfur content of petrol & diesel fuels below 50 ppm

US Supreme Court to review Appeals Court ruling on EPA’s ozone and particulate matter standards

DDC to supply automotive diesel engines to Ford

US EPA proposes new heavy-duty diesel emission standards and low sulfur diesel fuel legislation

Navistar to offer clean diesel school buses in 2001

Impact of EPA locomotive exhaust emission regulations on the Canadian railway sector discussed at ASME panel discussion

Westport to test its first HPDI truck prototype

Syntroleum FT fuels to be tested by Volkswagen

Global energy companies announce joint project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

April 2000

Vehicle manufacturers call for “sulfur-free” fuels

US Vice President Gore announces “21st Century Truck Initiative”

DaimlerChrysler and HJS form PUREM GmbH

BP Amoco - ARCO merger approved by US government

Hong Kong: In-Use Vehicle Emissions Control Technology Workshop 2000

Navistar unveils camless engine technology

Mack Trucks demonstrates urea-SCR NOx control system

Vice President Gore praises automakers for development of fuel-efficient vehicles

Koch soybean diesel blends for Minnesota urban areas

March 2000

Diesel industry forms "Diesel Technology Forum"

EPA launches a voluntary program to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines

ARCO to sell its Alaska businesses to merge with BP Amoco

World Bus and Clean Fuel Conference to be held in Los Angeles

US DOE launches research project to develop clean and fuel efficient trucks

February 2000

California adopts new emission standards for urban buses

Johnson Matthey to build catalyst facility in China

Turbopac supercharger licensed to Honeywell

NAVC compares clean transit bus technologies

Panel Session on EPA Locomotive Exhaust Emission Regulations Planned for ASME ICE Division 2000 Spring Technical Conference

I/M Implementation Status Report on the web

Wartsila to develop new engine, diesel-electric marine propulsion

BP Amoco - ARCO merger disapproved by the US government

New York City transit to demonstrate Johnson Matthey CRT particulate filter technology

January 2000

A-55 and Caterpillar in diesel-water emulsions patent dispute

SwRI forms emission test equipment consortium

California ARB sued over the identification of diesel PM as a toxic air contaminant

New York City Transit orders 125 hybrid diesel-electric buses

DDC's VM Motori and Hyundai to jointly develop automotive diesel engines

PNGV concept cars at Detroit Auto Show

Pt/Ce fuel additive from CDT registered by the EPA

SDC International signs agreement with Detroit Diesel, plans for acquisition of Tatra