Beginning this year, a new generation of heavy-duty diesel engines for trucks will be 90 percent cleaner than diesel engines of the past. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, industry-wide, multi-year, billion-dollar investments in engineering and research will pay off beginning this year with diesel engines incorporating advances in fuel injection, emissions reductions and turbocharging.
In recent years, manufacturers have made significant advances in clean diesel technology. It would take 80 trucks built in 2007 to equal the soot emissions on one truck sold in 1988. The EPA predicts these new trucks will reduce emissions of smog-forming gases by 2.6 million tons each year and cut soot emissions by 110,000 tons annually, once they fully replace existing fleets.
The rollout of the cleaner diesel engines in 2007 follows the October 2006 introduction of low-sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD), which contains only 15 ppm sulfur content, compared to 500 ppm for the old fuel, a 97 percent reduction in sulfur.
As well as providing fuel efficiencies and cleaner burn for heavy-duty engines, the new diesel technology improves passenger vehicle engines. Likewise with construction equipment. Advances in diesel technology have reduced emissions from off-road machines and equipment by more than 80 percent.
China RoHS comes with strict labeling requirements, as shown by this example of a China RoHS label.
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
In a world that's going green, industrial operations have a problem: Their processes involve materials that are potentially toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. If improperly managed, this can precipitate dangerous health and environmental consequences.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is