Profile in Clean Diesel Power: New Video Series Features Leaders in Clean Diesel Technology on Meeting the Emissions Challenge For Off-Road Engines and Equipment

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Profile in Clean Diesel Power: New Video Series Features Leaders in

Clean Diesel Technology on Meeting the Emissions Challenge For

Off-Road Engines and Equipment

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diesel

Technology Forum is launching a 10-part video series highlighting the

research, development and strategies used by leaders in clean diesel

technology to produce near-zero emissions in new off-road engines and


The video series includes interviews with technology and business

executives conducted at the recent 2014 CONEXPO CON/AGG convention in

Las Vegas - the international gathering of more than 2,400 companies

that attracted more than 125,000 visitors.

"This year marks a new era for construction, farm and other off-road

diesel engines and equipment that are the essential tools to key

sectors of our economy," said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director

of the Diesel Technology Forum ( "Manufacturers

have met the challenge from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

to virtually eliminate emissions of particulate matter (PM), or soot,

and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the fourth generation, or so-called Tier

4 Final emissions standards.

"There is no better example of innovation and achievement in clean,

fuel-efficient technology than what is now available from diesel

engine and equipment makers. Not only is the new generation of clean

diesel technology 90 percent lower in emissions of PM and NOx compared

to 1996 engines, but it is also provides the customer with advantages

in the form of greater productivity and better fuel efficiency. This

is truly amazing considering the vast numbers of types and sizes of

machines and equipment that utilize this new advanced technology,"

Schaeffer said.

Featured This Week: Cummins

In this video


Jennifer Rumsey, the Vice President of Engineering for Cummins Engine

Business, explains how Cummins developed its diesel engine technology

through the Tier 4 Interim and Tier 4 Final stages to develop near

zero emissions products. This included adding new components like a

common rail high pressure fuel system for particulate control, exhaust

gas recirculation, a variable-geometry turbocharger, a particulate

filter, and the Selective Catalytic Reduction.

"The benefits that we see with our Tier 4 Final technologies are

really about fuel efficiency and air quality," Rumsey said.

Diesel Power Is Dominant In Off-Road Equipment

The new diesel technology is especially important because diesel is

the dominant power source in agriculture, mining and construction -

key sectors in the U.S economy including:

-- Over 60 percent of mining and fuel production equipment is

diesel-powered. The U.S. gets 93 percent of its energy from mined

sources, such as petroleum, natural gas, coal and uranium.

-- Diesel is the dominant power source in the U.S. agricultural sector

which provides a total added value to the U.S. economy of $365 billion

and two million jobs.

-- Diesel is the dominant fuel source, powering 60 percent of

construction equipment and using 98 percent of all energy.

DTF Tier 4 Video Series

Other DTF videos related to Tier 4 research and development include:

-- Learn more about Tier 4 Clean Diesel Technology and Innovation

-- Learn more about Tier 4 Clean Diesel Technology Benefits to

Contractors and Clean Air

-- See all the videos and learn more at

Upcoming videos will feature other strategies in achieving the Tier 4

standards for other leading manufacturers including Bosch, CASE

Construction Equipment, Caterpillar, Deere and Company, FPT

Industrial, Isuzu, Johnson Matthey, MTU America, Volvo Powertrain and



The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit national organization

dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines,

fuel and technology, and working with policymakers and other

stakeholders on common solutions. Forum members are leaders in clean

diesel technology. For more information visit

For the latest insights and information from the leaders in clean

diesel technology, join us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter

@DieselTechForum, or YouTube @DieselTechForum and connect with us on

LinkedIn .

(View this press release online here.)

Contact: Steve Hansen 301-668-7230 (o)

Carol Lavengood (812) 377-3079 (o)

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s),

click appropriate link. Allen Schaeffer

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