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News Archive 2004

December 2004

Piezo-electric unit injectors from Volkswagen Mechatronic

US EPA issues PM2.5 nonattainment designations

Diesel share of new passenger cars in Western Europe at 51.9%

Lubrizol’s Combifilter verified by California ARB

DaimlerChrysler and GM to jointly develop hybrid vehicles

California ARB adopts mandatory chip reflash program

Bipartisan panel recommends US energy strategy

Automakers challenge California greenhouse gas rule

MAN and Navistar sign collaboration agreement

November 2004

Nissan launching Quon truck with urea-SCR system

Mitsui recalling particulate filters in Tokyo

California extends CARB diesel requirements to locomotive and marine engines

US EPA, China’s SEPA starting diesel retrofit in Beijing

ARB verifies PuriNOx/catalyst combination for port engines

University of Wisconsin-Madison launching Diesel Emissions Reduction Consortium

Active particulate filter from STT Emtec

October 2004

Russian Duma endorses ratification of Kyoto Protocol

Study: Exposure to traffic may increase heart attack risk

California ARB to regulate emissions from in-use off-road engines

International and Eaton selected for US hybrid truck program

GM to build hybrid bus prototype in China

CCA to license urea-SCR technology for stationary engines from CDT

US EPA announces West Coast diesel initiative

September 2004

California ARB approves greenhouse gas rule

NYSERDA seeking clean diesel technology proposals

California ARB grants Level 2 verification for ESW diesel catalyst

Chrysler launching diesel Jeep Liberty, allowing B5 biodiesel blends

ETG launching retrofit urea-SCR system

US DOE examines long-term oil supply scenarios

US DOE estimates future potential of hybrid and diesel cars

August 2004

New study links diesel exhaust exposure with ovarian cancer

Cleaire receives California ARB, EPA verification for “Longview” system

CCA receives orders for 18 mobile diesel SCR systems

Johnson Matthey’s DOC verified by US EPA

Engelhard ships first catalysts from new Shanghai plant

July 2004

US EPA to develop emission standards for stationary engines

Aaqius & Aaqius to test diesel PM emission control technologies in Mexico

Toyota and Shell launch trial of D-CAT system using GTL fuel

Germany pushing for Euro 5 proposal by Fall

June 2004

Kemira testing ammonium formate as NOx reductant for SCR systems

US EPA awards international diesel retrofit grant to Mexico City

California proposes carbon dioxide emission standards from light-duty vehicles

American Heart Association identifies air pollution as cardiovascular risk

Seattle receives delivery of first hybrid buses

California ARB reinstates verification of Johnson Matthey CRT filter

California Air Resources Board verifies Lubrizol DOC

May 2004

Johnson Matthey receives EPA verification for CCRT filter

International to evaluate EPA’s Clean Diesel Combustion technology

New emission standards for locomotives and marine engines proposed by US EPA

US EPA adopts Tier 4 nonroad engine emission standards

US EPA announces diesel retrofit grants

ArvinMeritor to collaborate with Gillig on emission control technologies

April 2004

Supreme Court invalidates Southern California Diesel Ban

SwRI to benchmark pick-up truck diesel engines

Biofuels from pulp & paper by-products economically feasible, concludes Swedish study

Scania launching Euro IV truck engine

Corning opens diesel products facility in Erwin, NY

Mazda recalling vehicles with defective DPF systems

Umicore to use palladium in diesel catalysts

March 2004

California adopts voluntary “chip reflash” program

ETG introducing new PM filter for off-road engines

Detroit Diesel Corporation chooses EGR as 2007 technology

GAO calls for independent review panel of US 2007 emission standards

Peus Systems acquired by AVL, merged with Pierburg

Ricardo to develop micro-hybrid diesel delivery vehicle

SwRI launches third year of DASL/N-TCD Consortium

February 2004

AVL to supply air toxics sampling system for US EPA

CO2 emissions from new cars in EU continue to decrease

California AQMD launches MATES III air quality study

Hydrogen economy still decades away, concludes National Academy of Sciences

Converting US gasoline fleet to diesel may increase ozone levels, suggests new study

January 2004

Bush administration proposes new funding for EPA Clean School Bus program

Volvo, Mack to use EGR technology for US 2007 engines

Cleare to supply 375 Longview systems for San Francisco buses

California ARB and emission control manufacturers disagree on verification rules

US EPA authority strengthened by court ruling in diesel generator case

New Jersey considering diesel retrofit, adopting Cal LEV II standards

Lubrizol’s Purifilter verified by California ARB

SwRI launches heavy-duty gasoline engine consortium

New NASA study on the role of soot in climate change