The Diesel Technology Forum — a non-profit group that works to raise awareness about the environmental progress of diesel engines — has reported that ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel has become widely available at fueling stations nationwide. The development has calmed concerns over the availability and performance of the fuel for heavy-duty trucks designed specifically for ULSD.
More than 93 million gal of ULSD were refined in July 2007, up from 54 million barrels during July last year. ULSD now accounts for 75 percent of all distillate fuel production. The EPA estimates that 90 percent of all retail service stations that have diesel fuel are now carrying ULSD, exceeding the 80 percent minimum level. Over the last year, 838 million barrels of clean diesel have entered the U.S. distribution system.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
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