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About Advanced Diesel Technology

Learn about advanced diesel technology and discover why diesel engines are the most efficient internal combustion engine for a wide range of applications. Look around. Chances are you will see diesel technology at work every day across many sectors of the American landscape.

  • Clean Diesel 101

    What is Advanced Diesel Technology?

    Diesel is the world's most efficient internal combustion engine

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  • Clean Diesel 101

    What is SCR?

    Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is an active emissions control technology system used in many advanced diesel engines.

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  • Clean Diesel 101

    Why Diesel Isn't Dirty

    With a higher degree of certainty than ever before, we can say that diesel is a clean technology.

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    Advanced Diesel Technology Glossary

    Terms and definitions related to the advanced diesel technologies involving engines, components like turbochargers and emissions control technology

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    Driving the Future with Clean Diesel

    Today’s generation of clean diesel vehicles offer better fuel economy, better performance and less greenhouse gas emissions which translates into fuel savings, cleaner air and energy security.

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    Diesel Equipment Vital to Agricultural Sector

    In the agricultural sector, there is no cost-effective substitute for diesel engines with the same combination of energy efficiency, power and performance, durability, and reliability

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    Aviation

    Diesel-powered vehicles & equipment play an increasing role in general & business aviation services. New diesel engine options in general aviation aircraft as well as trucks and off-road equipment are used by fixed base operators to service and maintain aircraft and enable airfield operations.

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    Construction

    Diesel is the technology of choice for the nation's construction sector, powering more than three-fourths of all heavy construction equipment

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    Public Health & Safety

    Diesel technology plays a key role in protecting public health and safety, thanks to its unique combination of power, performance, reliability, portability and ease of fueling and service

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    Port & Marine

    Diesel engines power the trucks, trains, marine workboats, inland towboats and barges -- the tools of global commerce on the water and on land, serving the nation’s ports

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    Mining

    Mining extracts raw materials, rare metals, and sources of energy from the earth that power our economies and diesel technologies play a dominant role

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    Power Generation

    During power outages, emergency backup electrical generators powered by diesel engines provide reliable, immediate, electric power to protect public health and safety and minimize economic losses

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    Public Transportation

    Public transit, school and intercity transit buses are substantially powered by diesel

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    Rail

    Freight and passenger rail rely almost exclusively on diesel power. The latest diesel innovations contribute to cleaner air and reaching climate goals.

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    Trucking

    Diesel engines power 75% of all commercial trucks, helping move almost 70% of the nation's freight tonnage. While diesel is expected to continue to dominate the trucking sector for decades to come, alternatives to diesel such as battery electric and hydrogen/fuel cells are emerging.

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    School Buses

    Diesel powers over 95% of all school buses thanks to its combination of fuel safety, energy efficiency, reliability, durability, established fueling and maintenance network, range and operational flexibility, secondary markets and low acquisition and operating costs. All diesel-powered school buses can also use low-carbon renewable biodiesel fuels.

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    Microgrids

    Microgrids are a growing option for reliable off-the-grid electrical supply, integrating renewable sources like wind and solar with storage and back up from traditional fossil-fueled sources like diesel generators, which can also be fueled with renewable biofuels

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