The first functional diesel engine was tested in 1897, making the “heat engine” 125 years old this year. Will the diesel see 150 years of service? Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum joined HDT’s Jim Park on Rudolph Diesel’s 164th birthday with a tribute to the engine’s inventor and look forward at its future.
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1:40 Where would we be today without the diesel engine?
2:22 Did the first engine Rudolf Diesel develop run off peanut oil?
3:43 The original diesel engine was the original biofuel engine
3:50 What progress has been made from his original model?
6:26 What will the EPA’s new set of emissions rules mean for truck makers and fleets?