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News Archive 2008

December 2008

US EPA designates PM2.5 nonattainment areas

Study links vehicle exhaust with lung cancer

Euro VI emission standards proposal adopted by EU Parliament

EU agrees on legislation to control CO2 emissions from cars

EU Parliament adopts final biofuels targets

California ARB adopts emission rules for in-use diesel trucks

Retrofitted diesel trucks eligible for German highway toll breaks

PSA Peugeot Citroën and Bosch in diesel hybrid cooperation

US EPA finalizes OBD rule for heavy-duty engines

November 2008

New York proposes emission regulation for in-use state trucks

Engine manufacturers ready to meet US2010 emission standards

US EPA increases renewable fuel standard

US EPA issues 2007 vehicle and engine compliance report

October 2008

California ARB proposes emission regulations for in-use diesel trucks

California ARB proposes climate change scoping plan

California ARB releases draft Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Miratech launches integrated DOC-exhaust manifold kit for rail engines

IMO adopts Tier II/III emission standards and fuel requirements for ships

September 2008

Johnson Matthey launches retrofit SCR demonstration with Ralph in California

EU Parliament calls for second generation biofuels

BioDME biofuel project starts in Europe

Nissan, Mitsubishi launch diesel cars in Japan

Mazda develops new DPF catalyst

Delphi introduces new generation piezo injectors

August 2008

BMW improves fuel economy but EU auto industry to fall short of CO2 targets

US EPA identifies PM2.5 nonattainment areas

Cummins changes technology approach for 2010

US EPA denies Texas biofuel waiver request

July 2008

California adopts emission regulation for ocean ships, US to ratify MARPOL Annex VI

Land Rover unveils diesel ERAD Hybrid

US EPA lists retrofit SCR systems as “emerging technologies”, accepts grant applications

US EPA releases greenhouse gas ANPR document

Rypos becoming American distributor for Proventia FTF

DOE 21st Century Truck Partnership reviewed by National Research Council

UK government to slow down introduction of biofuels

June 2008

ASTM approves new biodiesel blend specifications

Caterpillar selects CleanAIR Systems as emission retrofit products supplier

Neste Oil to build renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam

Caterpillar to exit US highway engine business, form alliance with Navistar

California proposes low sulfur fuel regulation for ocean vessels

Thermo King APU filter receives California verification

Nissan to show X-TRAIL diesel prototype

May 2008

US Farm Bill provides incentives for biofuels

SwRI initiates diesel emissions accelerated aging cycle consortium

California ARB compares its GHG emission standards to federal CAFE proposal

Minnesota passes statewide B20 mandate

US EPA releases results of Kansas City gasoline PM emission study

BorgWarner expanding turbocharger business

April 2008

US NHTSA proposes new fuel economy standards

IMO approves revised regulations on ship emissions

States petition court to require US EPA to regulate GHG emissions

US EPA announces $50 million in clean diesel grants

BASF supplying particulate filters for Hong Kong buses

March 2008

Johnson Matthey demonstrating retrofit SCR system

US EPA adopts Tier 3/4 emission standards for locomotives and marine engines

MTU demonstrates interim Tier 4 engine with SCR technology

EU emissions from transport on the rise

China’s CO2 emissions may grow faster than expected

EU project demonstrates low-emission barge

February 2008

US Appeals Court strikes down California marine auxiliary engine rule

BMW unveiling diesel hybrid concept in Geneva

EU diesel market share at 53%

Bosch and MAHLE establish turbocharger joint-venture

January 2008

EU proposes new renewable energy and biofuels targets

British MPs call for a moratorium on EU biofuel targets

Study links ultrafine particle pollution to heart disease

MATES III air quality report published in California

EU proposes Euro VI emission standards

BMW unveiling Tier 2 Bin 5 diesels