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October 01, 2019   |

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Diesel and Beyond: Winning Technologies Demonstrate There’s More to Come for Internal Combustion Engines

Innovations by Caterpillar, Kohler, Volvo Penta, John Deere and Hatz Among Winners of Inaugural Diesel Progress Awards

October 1, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – The Diesel Technology Forum congratulates all the winners of the inaugural Diesel Progress Awards, especially Forum members Caterpillar, Volvo Penta of the Americas and John Deere.

As these awards highlight, there is no shortage of innovation in making internal combustion engines and machines more efficient, powerful and productive. If these technology developments are any indication, we’re just getting started on a road of innovation and integration of conventional and new power systems that promises to increase the efficiency, reliability and performance of an already efficient, dependable, near-zero-emissions system.

As was noted at the Diesel Progress Summit by a number of leaders in the industry, advanced diesel engines are, and will continue to be, an important power choice, especially for commercial vehicle and industrial applications. These awards demonstrate how hybrids, electrics and other alternative powertrains are also part of the story. Every one of these technology types play an important role in an “all of the above” approach that delivers continued progress on cleaner air and lower carbon emissions.

With its unmatched combination of energy density, fuel efficiency, power and performance, the newest generation of clean diesel technology meets the increasing demands of truckers, construction companies and farmers while also delivering lower greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner air for everyone. The more these newest, most-efficient, near-zero emission diesel engines can be put to work, the greater the fuel savings and emission reductions delivered to the communities in which they operate, whether that be from a commercial truck, a farm tractor, a tugboat, or a locomotive.

Thanks to continued innovation, research and development, the newest generation of diesel technologies will continue to deliver, both today and well into the future.

For more analysis and commentary, read https://www.dieselforum.org/policyinsider/are-we-near-the-end-of-the-ice-internal-combustion-engine-age

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