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Heavy-duty diesel vehicles manufactured beginning in 2010 must meet the stricter clean diesel emissions standards that further reduce near-zero particulate matter and NOx emissions even closer to zero, thanks to further refinements to engine and emission control technologies and the nationwide availability of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. Even as manufacturers are working to develop new power options such as battery-storage/electrification and hydrogen, the adoption of these solutions at market scale could be well into the future, according to many analysts. This underscores the importance of continued innovation, investment, and progress in advanced diesel engines to sustain progress toward meeting national and international climate and clean air goals.1
Diesels are the driving force for almost all commercial water vessels and port operations. Ferries rely predominantly on diesel technology and are used for passenger and vehicle transportation as well as emergency response.5
While zero-emissions solutions for some applications are planned for the future, few are available today, and analysts predict that diesel engines are expected to continue to dominate the trucking sector well beyond the 2030 timeframe.1
Transit buses manufactured beginning in 2010 must meet the latest U.S. EPA emissions standards for near-zero emissions of particulate matter and NOx. Today's advanced engines and effective emissions controls, coupled with biobased diesel capability, combine to achieve near zero emissions.2
Diesel's combination of unique capabilities are why 95 percent of the about 560,000 school buses in the U.S. today are powered by a diesel engine, and just 5 percent by an alternative fuel. Those capabilities of diesel include economical ownership and operation, superior fuel availability and safety, powertrain durability and reliability, and most recently achieving near zero emissions for particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen. 54 percent of America's school buses on the road are now the newest generation of diesel technology with advanced emissions controls (selective catalytic reduction, particulate filters) and biobased diesel capable.3
While zero-emissions solutions for public transportation are gaining in popularity, most fleets still depend on diesel engines as the dominant source of power for their fleet due to strenuous route requirements. Even as manufacturers are working to develop new power options such as battery-storage/electrification and hydrogen, the adoption of these solutions at market scale could be well into the future, according to many analysts. This underscores the importance of continued and progress in advanced diesel engines to sustain progress toward meeting national and international climate and clean air goals.2
While zero-emissions solutions for school transportation are gaining in popularity, diesel remains the technology of choice for most school districts due to its unmatched combination of efficiency, reliability, durability, fuel safety and economical ownership and operating costs, and now.3
Biodiesel and renewable diesel are made with renewable resources, like soybean oil, animal fats, and recycled cooking oils. Thanks to advanced refining and fuel processing technologies, the next generation of renewable diesel fuels enhances the benefits of clean diesel technology.
Production and consumption of renewable biofuel is expanding. Most diesel engines can run on high-quality blends of biodiesel with little modification as well as next-generation, drop-in renewable diesel fuels which offer even further benefits.
Diesel technology is the workhorse of the U.S. and global economy, powering over 78 percent of commercial trucks4, almost 90 percent of all transit buses5, nearly 100 percent of freight locomotives and marine work boats8, and two-thirds of all farm and construction equipment.
These highly productive diesel-related jobs include diesel engine mechanics and specialists to support deployment, operations, and maintenance of diesel vehicles and equipment.
The manufacturing of U.S. made diesel technology supports 1.25 million jobs8 while wages in the diesel technology producing sector pay 60 percent higher than the national average.
Emergency backup electrical generators powered by diesel engines provide reliable, immediate and full strength electric power when there is a failure of the primary power supply system, minimizing losses from these events. 75 percent of U.S. small business owners rate a power outage as a top threat to their business, which reinforces the crucial role of diesel as a backup power source.
Diesel powers two-thirds of agriculture equipment, moves 90 percent of its product and pumps one-fifth of its water. Farm tractors, combines, irrigation pumps and other equipment are the workhorses in an industry vital to our national economy and quality of life.
Diesel operates most of the heavy equipment used in construction, including building and repairing our homes, our offices, and America's roads and infrastructure. You'll also find that diesel technology is the primary engine technology used in the mining industry today.