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News Archive 2018

December 2018

EU agrees on 37.5% CO2 emission reduction target from cars by 2030

Conventional oil & gas discoveries show uptick in 2018

California HD OBD program—Summary of 2018 amendments

EU court rejects “excessively high” RDE NOx limits

Port of Singapore prohibits the discharge of washwater from open-loop scrubbers

Alberta mandates a reduction in oil production

November 2018

Conference report: ASME ICE 2018 Fall Technical Conference

GM announces restructuring plan to reduce car production, cut jobs

CARB approves heavy-duty OBD amendments, adopts REAL NOx & CO2 tracking

European Parliament backs 35% CO2 emissions cuts for trucks by 2030

US EPA to update NOx emission standards for heavy-duty engines

IEA releases World Energy Outlook 2018

Eminox, Amminex develop ammonia-SCR retrofit system for London ULEZ

October 2018

Air pollution studies that ignore the effects of noise may overestimate the health effects of emissions

CARB approves $483 million funding plan for clean transportation

Conference report: SAE HDD Emissions Control Symposium

EU: ENVI Committee proposes more stringent CO2 targets for heavy-duty vehicles

Volvo reveals premature degradation of NOx emission control components

EU environment ministers adopt common position on car and van CO2 targets

Shell and partners announce LNG Canada investment

September 2018

CARB announces $200 million in funding for clean freight projects

OPEC releases World Oil Outlook 2018

Cummins unveils new emission technology concept at the IAA Show

An update on diesel retrofit projects in Israel

European Commission investigates emission technology collusion between BMW, Daimler and the VW group

Volkswagen Truck & Bus renamed Traton

August 2018

ACEA: Proposed CO2 targets for heavy-duty vehicles overly ambitious

Bosch forms strategic fuel cell partnership with Ceres Power

NREL study examines impact of vehicle electrification on electricity demand

One third of US diesel trucks use new diesel technology

CARB to revoke “deemed to comply” provisions, enforce California GHG standards

US EPA & NHTSA propose to freeze light-duty GHG standards at 2020 levels

July 2018

CARB investigation leads to recall of 500,000+ Cummins heavy-duty trucks

Oil & gas discoveries increase in 2018, but reserve replacement ratio remains low

Conference report: 5th Conference on Emission Reduction and Emission Sensors

IEA releases World Energy Investment 2018

US EPA and CARB approve final Volkswagen diesel modification

Stuttgart to impose driving ban on pre-Euro 5 diesels

US EPA will not enforce regulatory requirements for glider trucks

Call for Papers: CIMAC Congress 2019

June 2018

Conference report: 22nd ETH Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles

ACEA: Proposed post-2020 CO2 targets unrealistic

Conference report: 6th BOSMAL Emissions Symposium

US EPA proposes 2019 renewable fuel volumes

Advent to acquire GE distributed power unit

Corning announces 1 millionth gasoline particulate filter

EU reaches agreement on Renewable Energy Directive

Braunschweig prosecutor imposes €1B fine against Volkswagen over diesel crisis

Daimler introduces E-Mobility Group, two new electric trucks for US market

Volkswagen 1.0 TSI engine fitted with a catalyzed GPF

May 2018

Global electric vehicle population reaches 3 million

CARB approves plan to mitigate harm from Volkswagen defeat devices

GE Transportation to merge with Wabtec

EU proposes CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

IEA: Progress too slow on global energy goals

WHO: 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air

April 2018

Conference report: SAE WCX 2018 Congress

Bosch announces RDE-optimized, low NOx diesel engine technology

IMO adopts climate change strategy for shipping

India finalizes Stage IV and V emission standards for nonroad engines

Woodward buys L’Orange from Rolls-Royce

US EPA to revise GHG emission standards for 2022-2025 cars and light trucks

March 2018

Conference report: SAE On-Board Diagnostics Symposium

Nissan unveils 2019 Altima with variable compression engine

EU market share of diesel cars falls to 39.5%

IEA: Global energy demand grew by 2.1% in 2017, carbon emissions hit record high

Israel adopts regulations to reduce emissions from in-use diesel vehicles

Achates, Peterbilt to demonstrate Class 8 truck powered by opposed-piston diesel engine

February 2018

German court allows ban on diesel cars in cities

BP releases Energy Outlook 2018

City of Haifa establishes Low Emission Zone

Proventia opens a production plant in the Czech Republic

IMO to prohibit carriage of non-compliant high sulfur fuel oil

Volkswagen animal tests—What really happened?

January 2018

Cummins acquires Johnson Matthey’s automotive battery systems business

Achates Power and Aramco to co-operate on opposed-piston engine projects

US EPA releases 2017 CO2 Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends report

Ford offers first-ever F-150 diesel pick-up

CN to purchase 200 locomotives from GE Transportation

Proposed California bill would require all new cars to be ZEV from 2040