The Diesel Technology Forum is now the Engine Technology Forum Inc. as of Oct. 1. Building off of two-plus decades of success around the transformation of diesel technology, the scope, mission, and vision of the organization have expanded, ETF said.
This change recognizes the new opportunities and challenges for diesel as well as other internal combustion engines and fuels in powering key sectors of the global economy while contributing to reduced greenhouse gases and other emissions, according to the organization.
“Internal combustion engines like diesel, gasoline, and natural gas are the fundamental power behind our economy and mobility,” said Allen Schaeffer, ETF executive director. "Continued innovations in efficiency, lower emissions, new engine designs, and new fuels offer tremendous promise for the future of ICE technology and helping meet our societal goals,"
ETF said it will be a place for fact-based discussions as well as debate about all options for meeting our energy, environmental, and economic goals. It will work with all stakeholders, including government, industry, environmental, and community groups, seeking solutions to reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions.
The forum’s work will encompass freight transport, agriculture, construction, and mining, as well as other industrial and commercial applications.
“There are many pathways to a reduced carbon future, and we should embrace all of them. Some technologies like internal combustion engines and cleaner fuels are more certain and available today, while others may hold greater promise for the future,” said Schaeffer. “Members of the new ETF are leaders in both advanced internal combustion engines and zero emissions technologies that provide the best solutions for their customers.”
ETF said its members represent all aspects of the internal combustion engine industry, including engine, vehicle, and equipment manufacturers, emissions control, and other component suppliers, as well as petroleum, renewable fuel producers, specialty chemical companies along with their allied organizations.
Through education, outreach, research, and collaboration, ETF, a 501c(6) organization, said its goal is to raise awareness that internal combustion engines, vehicles, equipment, and technology using renewable and other fuels, are valued options that can contribute to decarbonizing key sectors of the economy.
News about the innovations in internal combustion engines, vehicles, technology, and fuels through its various educational outreach campaigns, events, and a new website.
Engine Technology Forum members include:
- Chevron’s Renewable Energy Group
- Clean Fuels Alliance America
- FPT Powertrain Technologies
- General Motors
- John Deere
- Johnson Matthey
- Kubota Engine America
- mtu-a Rolls-Royce solution
- Western States Petroleum Association