"EPA's proposal...calls for another milestone in the continuing improvement of diesel technology," said David Bartlett of the Diesel Technology Forum. The forum is a new group
working on reducing emissions from both existing and new diesel engines, while recognizing the benefits of diesel technology.
"The availability of ultra-clean diesel fuel is a prerequisite to meeting the challenging new emissions standards beginning in 2007," said Patrick Charbonneau, International's vice
president for engine engineering. "With this ultra-clean fuel available so soon, International will commercialize its ‘green diesel’ engine technology early next year."
Last month, International compared the need for ultra-low-sulfur fuel to what occurred when lead was forced out of gasoline during the late '70s and early to mid-80s.
The second EPA hearing is being held today at the Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago. Other upcoming hearings will be held in Atlanta, Denver and Los Angeles.