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News Archive 2021

December 2021

US EPA finalizes revised GHG emission standards for MY 2023-2026 light-duty vehicles

Report: US EIA shale oil & gas forecasts highly to extremely optimistic

CARB passes “smog check” regulation for heavy-duty trucks and buses

CARB releases proposed Advanced Clean Cars II regulations

CARB approves zero emission regulations for small off-road engines

IEF: Oil & gas investment crisis threatens energy security

Study finds diesel trains can be converted to battery-electric, rail industry remains skeptical

November 2021

Ford launches Ranger pick-up with V6 diesel engine in Europe

CARB dedicates new emission testing center in Riverside

ICCT: Evaluation of real-world vehicle emissions in Brussels

Wärtsilä to launch 2-stroke ‘future fuels’ conversion platform

CARB developing Tier 5 emission standards for off-road engines

US DOE announces SuperTruck 3, Low GHG Vehicle awards

October 2021

Conference report: ASME Internal Combustion Engine Fall Conference (ICEF 2021)

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center unveils maritime Industry Transition Strategy

Navistar to pay $52 million for emission violations in 2010 engines

European carmakers warn about magnesium supply shortage

Cummins to offer 15 L natural gas engine

California to ban small off-road gasoline engines

Study shows a rapid increase of diesel backup generators in California

September 2021

Conference report: 2021 CLEERS Virtual Workshop

WHO releases new Global Air Quality Guidelines

Jacobs and Tula to cooperate on cylinder deactivation technology

US administration to advance the use of biofuels in aviation

Project NEMO announces technology to remotely identify high-polluting vehicles

August 2021

A.P. Moller - Maersk orders 8 container ships powered by methanol dual-fuel engines

Imperial Oil plans to produce renewable diesel in Canada

GM recalls all Chevy Bolt EVs over fire risk

CARB developing Advanced Clean Cars II regulation

Eaton announces suite of 48V technologies

US administration unveils clean vehicle goals and regulatory agenda

July 2021

Conference report: US DOE 2021 Annual Merit Review

Nett Technologies announces Tier 4 retrofit system for commercial harbor craft

EU proposes radical ‘Fit for 55’ climate action plan

BP Statistical Review shows declining energy demand and carbon emissions in 2020

European Commission fines car manufacturers €875 million for colluding on urea-SCR technology

EU: Average CO2 emissions from new cars decrease by 12% in 2020

ICCT study analyzes real world NOx performance of Euro VI-D trucks

June 2021

CARB study investigates low-emission off-road diesel engines

Conference report: 24th ETH Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles

Germany adopts calibration procedure for PTI particle counters

REN21: Energy dominance of fossil fuels not affected by renewables

Ricardo supports UK DfT in developing a non-exhaust emissions measurement system

GM to supply battery, fuel cell technology for Wabtec hydrogen locomotives

Call for Papers: CIMAC Congress 2022

US EPA to reexamine NAAQS for particulate matter

EU: Average CO2 emissions from new cars increase in 2019

May 2021

Wager announces updated 6500+ Smoke Opacity Meter

Garret announces two-stage VNT boosting system on a 6 cylinder diesel engine

ACEA releases 2021 Oil Sequences for Light-duty Engines

IEA: Critical materials play essential role in clean energy transitions

April 2021

Conference report: SAE WCX 2021 Digital Summit

US EPA reconsiders the withdrawal of California waiver for GHG and ZEV programs

IEA: Rebound in global economic growth to drive a surge in CO2 emissions in 2021

US DOE announces SuperTruck 3, Low GHG Vehicle funding opportunities

Despite economic lockdowns, CO2 and CH4 concentrations surged in 2020

Belgium to adopt PTI-PN test for DPF inspections

March 2021

Eaton and Tenneco partner to produce integrated exhaust thermal management system

Achates 10.6 L opposed-piston diesel engine—status update

Cambustion introduce portable fast CLD analyzer for NOx

US judge approves $1.5 billion Daimler diesel emission settlement

US EPA fines Premier Performance $3 million for selling ‘defeat’ devices

Cummins introduces new heavy-duty natural gas powertrain

IEA: Global CO2 emissions recover to above pre-pandemic level in December 2020

February 2021

JRC releases updated assessment on PEMS measurement uncertainty

Nissan reaches 50% engine efficiency in a hybrid powertrain

Daimler Truck and Cummins announce partnership for medium-duty engine systems

Engine efficiency developments at Engine + Powertrain symposium

Rolls-Royce to sell Bergen Engines to TMH Group

January 2021

Netherlands adopts new PTI test for DPF inspections

Methane emissions from the oil & gas sector decline by 10% in 2020

US EPA announces $46 million in 2021 DERA funding

EEA: Economic growth linked to increasing resource use and emissions