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Arrow Diesel Direct Newsletter 10/15/09

October 15, 2009

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Clean Diesel Power: Ready for Tomorrow, Working Today

Amidst over 20 exhibits, vehicles and engine displays, Washington, DC was transformed into the Clean Diesel Power Capitol. Policymakers and industry leaders gathered to highlight the broad importance of clean diesel technology that is working today powering key sectors of the economy. The event highlighted clean diesel power’s importance and readiness to meet future climate and energy challenges.
The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delivered keynote remarks praising the industry’s march to clean diesel as a success story. “Now we are talking today about technologies that ten years ago we wouldn't have thought possible. Today represents all that's best in the United States. It represents investment in public health. It represents innovation. It represents Green jobs. It represents the kind of movement and partnership that is really going to bring this clean energy future that President Obama talks about and that my boss, Administrator Jackson, wants to deliver.”
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Climate Change, Black Carbon & Clean Diesel

Over the last few years there has been growing attention to black carbon and its potential impact on global warming. Diesel vehicles are one of many sources of black carbon emissions; however thanks to recent changes in domestic fuel composition along with advances in engine design and emissions control technology, black carbon emissions have been virtually eliminated from new diesel vehicles and equipment in the U.S. These changes brought a 99 percent reduction in black carbon emissions from heavy duty diesel vehicles just since 2004. The Diesel Technology Forum takes a closer look at "Climate Change, Black Carbon & Clean Diesel."
Download the full paper here.
Two Diesels Top the Green Car of the Year List

The Audi A3 TDI and Volkswagen Golf TDI were two of the five finalists for Green Car Journal's 2010 Green Car of the Year® award. For the fifth consecutive year, this prestigious award will be announced during a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show press days, December 3.
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Retrofit Grants

RFPs for FY09/10 DERA Grants are Announced

On October 6, EPA announced its request for proposals for the FY09/10 National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. Proposals are due on December 8 with notification of award winners expected in February 2010. The Smartway Clean Diesel Finance Program proposals are also due on December 8, however those for the Emerging Technologies program are due on November 18. A copy of all RFPs is available here.
Policy Insider

EPA Sends Congress Report Detailing DERA FY08 Successes

This week EPA sent Congress its report, “Highlights of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program” detailing the outcome of projects undertaken with grant funds provided to the program in FY08. Thanks to the $49.2 million appropriated to the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program that year, EPA was able to award 119 grants benefitting more than 14,000 vehicles and pieces of equipment. This translates into reductions of approximately 46,000 tons of NOx, 2,200 tons of PM and a savings of 3.2 million gallons of diesel fuel each year. A copy of the reports is available here.
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Breaking News

FACTBOX: Five facts about diesel fuel in the United States
October 8, 2009
Truck OEMs strut clean technology trucks for policymakers
Today’s Trucking
October 2, 2009
Of bread … and diesel
Trucks at Work -Fleet Owner
October 1, 2009
Capitol event stresses importance of diesel
Fleet Owner
September 30, 2009
Sparking Interest in Diesel
September 23, 2009
Anderson firm aims to clean up diesel emissions
Indianapolis Business Journal
September 17, 2009
DTF News

New Web Tools & Video Debut on DTF’s Revamped Homepage

Check out DTF’s new homepage! DTF redesigned our homepage to make it easy for you to find the most current diesel news and showcase some new features debuting today. It’s still full of diesel trends across the country, links to diesel videos, and information on the important role that diesel plays in helping America achieve its energy and environmental goals, it’s all just easier to find now.
New features include:
  • State Corner – Find out how clean diesel powers your state! Learn more about how diesel is the backbone of transportation systems, powers the state’s economy and how policymakers in the state recognize the value of clean diesel technology.
  • 24/7: How Diesel Works for You – Take a spin in a virtual diesel car, stopping along the way to learn about the many ways diesel touches our lives around the clock and across the nation.
  • Why Diesel? – A series of four short video segments that summarize how clean diesel power will be part of the solution and continue to be a workhorse for our society and economy.
Green Diesel Companies

Leaders in the clean diesel industry have also distinguished themselves by making the top 500 Green Companies in America, through Newsweek’s 2009 Greenrankings.
Caterpillar, Corning, Cummins, Deere, and Navistar are joined by suppliers BorgWarner, Corning and Eaton Corporation and oil and gas refiner Chevron Corporation in this year’s top rankings.
How Does Clean Diesel Technology Power Your State?

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 300,000 employees and 108 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo.
Please note that some of the links in this e-mail are temporary and may move or expire in the coming weeks. Some sources may require registration or fee-based subscriptions.
The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting clean diesel technologies. Forum members include engine and vehicle manufacturers, diesel fuel refiners, and manufacturers of emissions control devices. For more information about the Forum, visit our web site at
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